Saturday, September 7, 2013
Released just a few months after the heartbreaking Space Shuttle Challenger disaster SPACECAMP was pretty much destined to fail at the box office and it did with only $9 million at the box office...I have no idea what the budget was though. But is it a good movie? Ehh, it's alright. The story is silly and from what I could tell during the Space Camp scenes all of the kids were a bunch of fuck ups but then suddenly when they get into space they suddenly become waaay smarter. I guess that's what being faced with death will do for ya. Anyway, their efforts not to die are mildly interesting and the special effects are probably above average for the time, but I still found myself apathetic towards their dilemma. Which is kind of surprising since I usually like trapped in space adventure movies. Unfortunately though with just an average director and an average script SPACECAMP itself turned out boringly average.