From Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling, First Man is the riveting and triumphant story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the events leading to the extraordinary Apollo 11 flight—one of the most dangerous missions in history.
One giant leap into the unknown. 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.. First Man Wiki
I really enjoyed this movie. The visual effects are amazing and Armstrong's human side really made things interesting. Would watch again. 👍👍
This movie is slow and boring for such a great event. I had to stop watching half way through to avoid falling asleep.
Absolutely incredible !! I felt as though I was stepping on the moon ! This movie captures a more personal approach of Neil Armstrong rather than focusing on (much deserved) patriotic hype that most movies depict of this event.
Long and boring.
Absolutely horrible movie. Boring AF and fails to capture the enormous accomplishment of all involved. POS
Everything was super well done!
I was a lunar baby. I wanted to be an astronaut, go to the moon, play in moon dust and jump around on a planets surface. The men who died trying to get to space and the men who made it.... were my heroes. At a young age it had grabbed my imagination and has never let go. I even have a plaque signed by the first three men on the moon which I always have treasured. This movie..... I was hoping for something hopeful, something to recapture the excitement of the moment (we got our very first tv just to see it), something that conveyed hope for the future in this time of distrust and racism... like Apollo 13 brought to the table. This movie is NOT Apollo 13. It is filled with angst, turmoil, frustration, sadness, politics, and a different view/side of the astronauts I never expected to see... outlying from the left. The review that states Neil appears weak and buzz as something else... I didn’t take it that way exactly. Buzz is outspoken and will defend you to the end of time (see 2002 when he punched out a non-lunar lander believer.. priceless!) and his portrayal in this film is one of an a with a hole with Neil always correcting him. This film is not about him (he will always be... number 2) so the opportunity we have to see him is dilute but he comes across poorly. Neil appears as a man who’s on the edge, doing things because his life has no meaning after an event quite early in the film, always working to avoid his family and he is starting to appear suicidal (there is nothing about this in the film, it just starts to feel that way). I struggle with this portrayal not because I knew him but because I don’t want to see him this way. I want a man who has it all together, ready for the challenge before him, the drive to be the first man, etc. And you do see this.... but.... it is shadowed by all of the other things in his life over 8-9 years painting him in a different light. The interaction days before he leaves his house with his wife and boys... awkward. It doesn’t make him weak, it appears to make him.... human. I wasn’t ready for that. But after the deaths pilling up around up over 10 years what would you be like? Never knowing when it could be your last breath with every test you flew. I also really wanted to see the rockets launch. I made it for one shuttle launch and it was awesome. I was sad initially that on Neil’s Gemini mission they didn’t show what was going on.... but once I got the directors vision for this part.... I felt like I was in the ship and it was terrifying. The sound, being unable to be in control on top of a missle, unable to see, unable to steer.... that was the best part of the movie for me. It made you feel like you were in that tight capsule.... like being cramped in a small movie seat. They make up for this with multiple views of the Apollo 11 mission outside views. How those guys really did survive is astonishing. Things we simply took for granted. What could go wrong? Everything. Regardless, a Canadian is lead, a Canadian is director, it will win an Oscar (🤞)... I just didn’t really like it after all that. The angst in the family was overwhelming..... I can get that at home or work if I wanted thank you very much. This was not a journey of freedom in the stars for Neil, it was escape. And I don’t like it.
Great movie to watch with Dolby vision and Atmos
Really enjoyed this! Very much worth the money. Exceptional performances by both Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Happy I was able to watch in the comfort of my home instead of sitting next to some sweaty mouth-breather in the theatre.