3.5 / 5
Tagline: You don't need a driver's license to reach the stars
Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Eric Luke
Actors include: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bradley Gregg
Genre: Sci-Fi, Family
Length: 109 minutes
This is a cute little sci-fi kiddie movie that I actually watched as a teen and still enjoyed. It features a young Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix...and another kid that never really became famous. One of the kids is alien obsessed and dreams of a circuit board. He and his friends create this and it ends up being the basis for a starship they build out of a tilt-a-whirl. It's actually pretty exciting plus everyone like kids going into space in a ship they created themselves right? It's just one of those things that the whole family should be able to appreciate.