As I might have mentioned, my boys and I are watching all the James Bond films in order.
Last night we got to Moonraker, the most outrageous and outlandish film in the series which piggy-backed off of the box office success of Star Wars to inject a science fiction element to the series and features laser battles in space. It also was the largest grossing Bond film for a long time (he said, summarizing the Wikipedia entry).
As my children watched it, they could not suspend their disbelief.
After all, the film featured:
- Space shuttles, which were space craft that lifted off like rockets and landed like planes.
- Bent-nosed supersonic passenger airplanes that could cross the Atlantic ocean in three hours.
Given that my oldest was born in 2006, he cannot remember such things, so perhaps he could not believe them possible.