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.
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.