Critics Are Feeling The Star Power Behind Fly Me To The Moon, Channing Tatum And Scarlett Johansson’s Space Race Rom-Com

Critics Are Feeling The Star Power Behind Fly Me To The Moon, Channing Tatum And Scarlett Johansson’s Space Race Rom-Com
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Critics Are Feeling The Star Power Behind Fly Me To The Moon, Channing Tatum And Scarlett Johansson’s Space Race Rom-Com

When it comes to the best romantic comedies of all time, a wild premise is not required. A meet-cute? Sure. Tension between the two leads? Of course. Throw a grand gesture in there somewhere and you’re golden. The setting for these things to happen, though, can be anything, and Fly Me to the Moon features a pretty bizarre one, as the romance between Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson’s characters forms amidst a fake moon landing. The movie is set to hit theaters on July 12, and critics who have seen an early screening say the leads ooze old Hollywood charm.

Fly Me to the Moon plays on conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 Apollo 11 mission — specifically the notion that Stanley Kubrick staged the whole thing — and sees marketing manager Kelly Jones (Scarlett Johansson) hired to have a “backup” ready in case the real launch, headed by Channing Tatum’s Cole Davis, fails. Kate Stables of GamesRadar rates it 3 stars out of 5, saying that while the leads’ actual romance never rises above a simmer, the sassy NASA romcom fulfills its mission to entertain. The critic writes: 

Johansson and Tatum’s sheer star wattage gives this nostalgic high-concept comedy an Old Hollywood feel, a throwback to the days when trailers yelled, ‘Together at last!’ Set in the feverish run-up to the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing (and released just before that event’s 55th anniversary this summer), it’s a bold, retro-styled original story, one that stands out in a sea of safe summer sequels.

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