Screwed by the Network: Was putting the movie's marketing in charge of the contestants from The Apprentice a good idea? This makes the half-assed marketing campaigns of MT Carney (disgraced former head of marketing at Disney) look good by comparison.
Also, what were they thinking putting this up against Harry Potter?
Well, they had to bring it out some time.
Dax Shephard (who plays the Astronaut) said once that when he signed on to the film, the script was meant to be more of a sci-fi action epic, with the two young brothers fighting and trying to get along being more of a subplot. But, then executives decided, the boys learning to get along should be the core of the film, and a lot of the space fight sequences got taken out.