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Is that good if you enjoy Apollo 13 (I know they're different events.) Reviews on Amazon don't seem positive.
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Is that good if you enjoy Apollo 13 (I know they're different events.) Reviews on Amazon don't seem positive.
I loved Apollo 13. I haven't seen this movie yet, but grumblings about how it isn't a celebration of American accomplishment is turning me off.
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I loved the movie, but it's more art house than Michael Bay, so not the kind of movie many people like. It definitely does not paint the rah-rah America is the bestest cold war schtick, but it's also not "america sux lol" in any way. I don't know how liberal they were with the minor drama details but apparently the people portrayed who saw it during the opening night found it to be accurate (accurate enough?).
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I liked the movie though it's not a typical sci-fi in any sense. More biopic and lots of tragedy. However the flight and space scenes looked and sounded great IMO. Basically a drama that happens to have space scenes.
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Is that good if you enjoy Apollo 13 (I know they're different events.) Reviews on Amazon don't seem positive.
I actually recently re-watched Apollo 13 in 4K and there are definitely similarities between the two. They're both slow burn dramas. They both focus on the families of the astronauts, although First Man does this to a greater degree.

The performances in First Man are more understated and they portray Armstrong as a stoic man, which I enjoyed because it made the emotional moments all that more affecting.

The visual and sound design during the various launch/flight sequences were probably the most visceral I've seen in any movie about space, those sequences you want to watch on a big screen with a good sound system.
The score is excellent as well.

Basically if you had no problem with the pace of Apollo 13 (First Man is a tad slower) and you don't mind a more heavy focus on Armstrong's family life (although there are still plenty of training scenes/scenes at NASA) then you should enjoy this movie.

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I loved Apollo 13. I haven't seen this movie yet, but grumblings about how it isn't a celebration of American accomplishment is turning me off.
Honestly don't know what you've heard about this movie but it doesn't paint America in a bad light.

It's less a story about the space race and more a portrait of a man trying to overcome a significant event in his life, framed around the space race. It re-contextualizes the moon landing as more a personal triumph for Armstrong rather than some rah rah American moment. Even in the famous quote Armstrong doesn't say "one giant leap for America", he says "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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Is that good if you enjoy Apollo 13 (I know they're different events.) Reviews on Amazon don't seem positive.
Idk but I liked it much better. It's among my favorite "real" as in non fi/fantasy, not that it's historically accurate, space movies.

As mentioned, it's not a pure celebration of American achievement, but I think those kind compromises the movie when that kind of stuff is made any degree of priority. First man tries to be a great movie first, and succeeds. I mean these stories themselves are testament enough, you don't have to hoaky it up with cliche emotional f. yeah america.

And the sound is incredible. Some super low frequency rocket engine output, down into the low teens/high single digits if you have a capable subwoofer. Worth the price for that alone to me.
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