In Honor Of Columbus Day: 7 Great Movie Explorers

Monday, October 10 by

Baron Munchausen – The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The German equivalent on Paul Bunyan, Baron Munchchausen started wars, fought gods and sea monsters, saw Uma Thurman naked, and traveled via a hot air balloon. Only the best explorers travel via balloon (See: Up and Around the World In 80 Days).

Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert – Apollo 13

Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon star as the real-life astronauts of the failed lunar landing who nearly die when their ship malfunctions. Fighting freezing cold conditions, the crew are able to set a difficult manual course correction that leads them back to Earth rather than become skeletons floating around the inky void. Granted, they didn’t make it to the moon but they did make it off the planet. I’m not one to judge. I’ve ordered Chinese from the place across the street.

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