This half-hour silent hand-colored movie is still fun to watch even if it is over 110 years since it premiered. It was the first "rocket to the moon" movie and is still highly original and fun to watch. Everyone has seen the rocket in the Moon's face-scene but this colorful movie has a lot of other fun stuff going on too. A film treasure.
In my complacency I had assumed that I had already watched it all through. I had not! Still delights over a century later, managing to be at once magisterial and very silly. Visually it's like a 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' strip come to life. Sets you to dreaming.
The beginning of science fiction and special effects going hand in hand, bringing that first sense of wonder and imagination to the silver screen of film goers. Sure it's basic but in 1902 this was the Micheal Bay of it's time (but with a better plot). And if you took the computer away from current film makers and ask them to try something similar they would struggle to figure out even the basics of where to start.