Unstable CIA Agent
Kidman( Ron Perlman), who suffers from PTSD, must team up with seedy rock
manager Jonny (Rupert Grint) after Kidman fails to find and hire Stanley
Kubrick to film a fake Apollo 11 moon landing in case the real mission
fails. Kidman and Jonny work on a big
con with crazy hippy avant garde director Renatus (whose latest film is a fat
man jumping on a trampoline). Along for
the ride is Jonny’s druggie friend Leon (Robert Sheehan) and the rock band that
Jonny is managing.
MOONWALKERS is a funny and surreal action comedy
in 1969 that mixes conspiracy theory and counterculture at the height of the
Vietnam War and the 1960s revolution of free love, drugs, and hippies. The title
sequence animation deserves its own
feature film while I wish they used the Salamander of Love deleted scene during
the end credits (instead of the fat man on the trampoline). MOONWALKERS has
a great cast with a funny
script and fantastic art direction under the direction of director Antonie
THE MAKING OF MOONWALKERS featurette is a combination
interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and film clips, but I do think they
could have edited some of the interviews with Perlman and Grint into it.
Interviews with Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert
and the director as they talk about the movie, favorite scenes, and the time
the movie takes place in.
Three deleted scenes (Explosion, Hammer, and
Love) with the Salamander of Love music video being worth a few viewings.
Previews for other releases from Alchemy (WELCOME
FADING GIGOLO, ZIPPER, and KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN) and a trailer for
FINAL ANALYSIS: MOONWALKERS is an insane action
has its own charms and destined for a cult following. Please watch the deleted
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