over 3 years
I always felt a real connection to the characters in this. the end reveal is interesting.
almost 4 years
Of course I know what I'm doing, I'm a scientist!
Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and directed by Joe Dante. It was the first feature film for both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix.
It was filmed in 70mm color with 6-track sound, and runs for 109 minutes. The special effects in the movie were produced by Industrial Light & Magic, with makeup effects by Rob Bottin.
Three young friends are drawn into a space fantasy adventure. Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) is a young visionary who dreams of space travel while watching late-night monster movies, poring over comic books, and playing Galaga in the confines of his bedroom. One night he has a vivid dream of flying over a space-like circuit board and shares his visions with his best friend Wolfgang (River Phoenix), a young scientific genius who is able to translate his dreams into a complex computer program that actually works.
With the help of their new friend Darren (Jason Presson), they create a homemade spacecraft and embark on a secret...