It is biographical movie about the life of Neil Armstrong based on Hansen's book "First Man The Life of Neil Armstrong". Jeffrey Kulger in the Life magazine commemorative edition of Neil Armstrong's life 1930-2012, the Armstrong I was, on what Neil said when asked about Hansen's book: "I do not have the book ! and snapped". I wonder if Neil was asked about this movie in 2018, hypothetically speaking since he died in 2012, he would have snapped as well. In my opinion, this movie fails to focus on one of the main reasons of why Neil was humble about his achievement to be the first man on the moon. Jeff asked this exact question to Neil's first wife Jane: "he feels guilty that he got all the acclaim for an effort of tens of thousand people". This movie fails to focus on this important aspect of Neil's career that should be celebrated along with the people that worked for and with NASA in those years. The producers of this movie should have asked themselves what was the point to do such a movie. The movie focuses on the grief for the loss of his daughter that is certainly important but neglects important aspects of his life and career. The movie could have focus on how he dealt with the celebrity status after he left NASA and his pursuit of teaching engineering at University of Cincinnati and how he remain humble about his achievements for all the years after the moon landing. The movie could have focus on how inspiring his life has been for many young people that choose careers in science and engineering following his foot steps. This movie is really a missed opportunity to emphasise what made Neil Armstrong one of the greatest American heroes of all time!
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First Man (2018)
First Man is a movie starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, and Jason Clarke. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
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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.
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Missed OpportunityReviewed bymarco-m-moranaVote: 1/10
Overall, I have to say, I found this pretty boring. Felt like I'd gone to church or something, if you can dig that type of boredom. Kind of a bewildered boredom that you can't put your finger on, but you know you'd have rather been doing something else. Almost anything else.
Yes, it told the story from the human side, from the side of a father and husband. Yes it was nice that the film wasn't over-glamorised with a whole heap of American chest-beating and back-slapping; if anything it showed the petty pride of the space race perhaps for what it was: a dick-swinging contest. And yes, it showed just how primitive 60s tech was, as though they were being strapped into a rocket-tomb. But boy is this film dry. When it ended I felt underwhelmed and wanting more.
Great acting from the two leads, who held the space really well. Certainly didn't find this 'visually stunning' as some reviews have said; I thought the visual treatment of the film was well considered and appropriate in that it felt very mid 60s. In fact, that's how I'd describe the film: considered and appropriate. Except for the music/score, which was c grade. But do we go to films because they're considered and appropriate? I know my father does. Yawn.
I now laugh when I reread some of the negative reviews - to summarize: it made me have motion sickness so I left, didn't develop the orher characters enough, too somber and brooding, didn't cover all of the events of Niel Armstrongs career, etc. Well, most of these individuals missed the point of the movie or don't understand this genre of storytelling. It is a first person account basically told through the eyes of the first person to walk on the moon. I found this refreshing and not your typical Hollywood approach of trying to fit too much, too thinly for such an epic sweeping story that covers decades and dozen of key figures. It could have been 3-3.5 hours long. Yes, it could have been a TV mini-series or two (or more) movies. I love that it was told through the eyes of one central figure. Told through the eyes of the man that all of the accumulated effort of thousands of people and billions of dollars spent to accomplish one goal before the Soviets and for humankind - having a human step foot on the moon for the first time. I cannot remember a cinematic experience that got me as close to experiencing what it was truly like to be there first hand, in the drivers seat if you will, or better put, insabely strapped into a coffin fixed atop a massive liquid fuel explosion. How any person would be brave enough to face this, be able to perform well while in the thick of it and want to do it again and again is beyond words (or sanity). With death and fear all around no wonder there was a dark cloud hanging over everyone. I am sure all of us have marvelled at what has been accomplished by the NASA space missions especially Apollo. The movie Apollo 13 was a very good story that I thought put me as close to being an Astronaut as i could get. I was wrong. So, go and see First Man. Go and let yourself become THE astronaut. THE first human that was there at the very top of a giant pyramid of people because many before had made the ultimate sacrifice to make possible one giant leap for mankind. i will never look at another manned space vehicle, past or present, or astronaut again the same way,