"Poster for Le Voyage Dans La Lune, 1902"
"Mushroom cave under the surface of the moon, Le Voyage dans la lune, 1902)
"Scientist defends his ship from alien attacker, Le Voyage Dans La Lune,1902"
This Film definitely shows the beginning of the science fiction genre of movies,"Cinemas first Science Fiction story" (Shwartz, 2009). It has an outrageous story of a group of scientists who devise a way to fly to the moon and explore its vast, untainted land. Not so dissimilar to some of the Sci-fi movies we come up with today, only this was created because no one else had ever created something like it, whereas today. film makers are all about trying to tap into the nostalgia of older movies and TV shows to gain a larger audience, Meilies didn't have that opportunity yet made a piece that would impress. "The primitive silent landmark has more charm and originality than many modern CGI-cluttered epics" (Hall, 2004)
Le Voyage Dans La Lune is an enjoyable piece of classic film making that whilst wont leave you amazed by its visuals and screenplay, but it will capture your heart with its creative charm and ridiculous plot that defies modern physics and will leave you wanting more.
Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, 2009
Phil Hall, Film Threat, 2008
Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com, 2012