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BMZ Review: Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
By Ross Anthony

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A Cassini Space Odyssey 3D
Written by: Ross Anthony
Source: Ross Anthony's Hollywood Report Card
Date: March 8, 2010
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Filmmakers give this production the look and feel of popular sci-fi flicks tweaked with a video game sensibility. It's obviously meant to hit kids where they live, entertainment-wise. And I think it succeeds in making the unmanned craft Cassini pretty cool. Kids will remember that craft by name, they'll get the gist of its mission, and even be able to pick it out of a line up of miscellaneous space craft.

There is some straight science in this edutaining big movie, but it takes a back seat to action. Filmmakers have decidedly sided with keeping their audience in the momentum of space drama. Personally, I would have liked to see more straight academic moments injected. For instance, filmmakers take the time to fly by heavenly bodies and caption them with names. This pause from the tense conflict of the story actually gives great emphasis. I also enjoyed Jon Anderson's (of the band YES) tune which played over the moons of Jupiter. I think the production could have been enriched with more such dramatic-break musical moments.

Technically speaking, the character design is top notch - high quality stuff. Instead of the bad guy being pure evil, he's pure ignorance. I like that. Our heroes are siding with knowledge. It's a great theme to preach. "Free yourself from ignorance -- learn!"

However, the sport obviously borrowed from the Harry Potter film felt a little too unoriginal. Oh, and the captions appeared too low on the big screen … couldn't see them over people's heads.

Overall -- a pretty cool concept.

QUANTUM QUEST: A Cassini Space Odyssey 3D. Copyright © 2010.
Produced by Jupiter 9 and Digimax.
Grade..........................B+ (2.5/4)



Copyright © 1998-2010. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: www.RossAnthony.com. For Adult & Teen Novels written by Ross Anthony visit: www.RossAnthony.com/books.

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