First Man – written review

Pay attention to the title and the movie will impress you more. Have you seen it yet? If you so will agree I think this is a film about one man and not America, space, the group called NASA (which is now privatized) pr any other entity. This is about the IRL character played by Ryan Gosling: Neil Armstrong. You should see it only if you can manage to not expect a dog and pony show with theatrical space effects (ie; “Gravity”). This one take us inward.

First Man (2018) PG-13 | 2h 21min | Biography , Drama , History | 12 October 2018 (USA)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. Director: Damien Chazelle Writers: Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by) Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

Our director is my namesake “Damien” Chazelle. You may know his work “La La Land.” That is a musical, this has no music at all. It has disappointed some critics who say it’s slow and brooding. I agree it is, but that’s what makes it special. I can look at this one man and see my own struggles that I am never recognized for. He took a giant leap for mankind but along the way he was continuously challenged. This is an unexpectedly slow film that offers the viewer an internal study of Neil Armstrong. It’s also a reminder that we set our own goals for true success. There are scenes in this film I will never forget. I would have liked more development of Armstrong but that’s my only gripe. 8/10.

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