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Richard Linklater’s 'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' Just Floored the First Viewers

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The new animated film from the director of legendary ‘Dazed and Confused’ will be available on Netflix this Friday.

Parts of this animated science fiction, which was shot in live-action, was animated using a technique similar to those that was used in Linklater's ‘Waking Life’ (2001) and ‘A Scanner Darkly’ (2006). The film stars Glen Powell, Jack Black, Zachary Levi and Josh Wiggins.


'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' takes place during the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing and explores children on Earth's fantasies about the event. It is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure. The film is loosely based on Richard Linklater's own childhood.

According to Metacritic, 'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' is officially a Must-See. On Rotten Tomatoes it has 91%.

“The sweetly nostalgic ‘Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood’ finds Richard Linklater reusing visual and thematic ingredients in a deeply personal, freshly inspired way”, says Rotten Tomatoes’ critics consensus.

Critics compare 'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' to Fellini's ‘Amarcord’ or Woody Allen's ‘Radio Days’ and call it the best Richard Linklater movie since ‘Boyhood’.

Most Twitter users agree with them. They confess that the new work of the ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘Boyhood’ director just floored them and that it is pure bliss.

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