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Apollo 13 (1995)
Love this Movie!
This is clearly one of my favorite movies in recent years. Even though some dramatic license is taken, it's still better than The Right Stuff, which it's often compared to. This film is taken from Jim Lovell's book Lost Moon, rather than a fiction book like Tom Wolfe's It also portrays the characters with more respect than that film, although Jack Sweigert was NOT a "rookie" by any means, and Ken Mattingly didn't solve the CM restart by himself (but it is mentioned that Ken was representing all those who did help out with this. This is a movie I would see over and over again. Even Gene Kranz liked the line "Failure is not an option," though he never said it. That's saying something! Kudos to Ron Howard.
Great Documentary of an Heroic Time
I grew up with the space program, being born a month to the day after John Glenn's historic flight, and remember watching the moon missions on TV. I especially enjoyed the stories of the Mercury, Gemini & Apollo programs. There was 2 major flaws in the series, and that was the omission of Apollo 15, and the very brief mention of Apollo 1. People will think that Apollo 16 was the first to use the LRV, but it was Apollo 15. and to virtually bypass Apollo 1 is a crime against the memories of Gus, Ed, and Roger. Sad, really. but overall it's the best space documentary I've seen. And the appearance of Neil Armstrong makes it worth watching.