A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.Written by
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago gifted Ryan Gosling certificates for two stars named after his daughters in the constellations of their birth signs, as a thank you for his work on the film. See more »
During the Gemini 8 launch, the spacecraft experiences minor vibrations at T-2 seconds and severe vibrations during the entire ascent. The Titan II actually began its ignition sequence at T-0, so the vibration should not have begun until the countdown reached zero. The rocket also had a reputation for giving astronauts a very smooth ride. At the mission debriefing, Neil Armstrong reported "no noticeable POGO" on the first stage, and "no oscillations" on the second stage. See more »
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I had a few opportunities in the X-15 to observe the atmosphere. It was so thin, such a small part of the Earth that you could barely see it at all. And when you're down here in the crowd and you look up, it looks pretty big and you don't think about it too much. But when you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective.
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The attempt to make it all feel dated and real worked well. There were no glossy space scenes. Add some interesting sounds and a lot of shakes can and the overal scene approach works.
But then there is the story. We all know what happens. So it was just about the angle they approached it at. Unfortunately they picked the boring angle.
The struggle with grieving was irritating. The lack of substance in the characters was disappointing. The frame was non existent. The length too long. The outcome underwhelming. The ending an anti climatic relief.
I will remember this film for the dirty toilets, great acting and my repeated checking of my watch. If you want to learn a tiny bit then watch it. But it is sadly no masterpiece. Let down but the story telling...
Recommend? Yes. On a Sunday...
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