Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lift Off

We got off to a rockin' start with our 2019 movies and then just came to a screeching halt.

I blame Madea and most (if not all) the post Oscar crap that fills the cinemas before the summer season starts......well this week with Captain Marvel.

Oh yes, anymore the 'summer' film season starts in March.

So when 710 mentioned that a movie, yet not quite a documentary, on Apollo 11 was being released, I was hopeful. I mean, it'd been over a month since our last movie and I am a space geek.  So off to Apollo 11 it was.

With restored NASA footage - 99% of which I've never seen (and apparently anyone else) - the footage, and no real narration, tells the story of the Apollo 11 launch, journey to and from the moon, and the inevitable splash down.

Some of the footage is just spectacular, as if it were almost recreated with modern technology to tell the story.  There are some graphics that are used here and there to relay what the plan is for some of the stages of flight, but that's about as close to a narrative as you might get.

The movie is devoid of the mental aspect of going into space and the challenges and fears that go along with such a journey. It also avoids the trap of the Discovery Channel kind of 'how to' mentality. You get get the former from watching First Man and the latter by watching, well, the Discovery Channel.

But if you're space geek like me, I'm thinking you'll like this film.  It has a 100 on Rotten Tomatoes, so it's not just me who liked the movie.

2019 Movie Count / Goal: 05 of 15

Song by: Mike Shinoda


Raybeard said...

U wasn't aware of this, but now that I am I'll be keeping an eye out. Having been a lifelong Astronomy nut, when it comes to space films portrayed with some attempted semblance of scientific accuracy I'm a sucker for it - and this being the real thing, well it sounds unmissable.

Btw: I'd thought for a couple of days that the problem of getting your blog up on screen had gone away - until a few minutes ago. Oh dear! Strange how it's only yours I'm having trouble with.

Blobby said...

Sorry to hear you're still having issues. I haven't heard of anyone else experiencing this.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

May have to check this out. If I don't get to see it in theaters, I hope they stream it.
So Captain Marvel is part of the Summer push, huh? It does start earlier every year.

anne marie in philly said...

spouse and I saw previews of this film whilst at the cinema on sunday (we were there to see "stan & ollie"). looks interesting!

Raybeard said...

Yes, my problem solely with your blog is strange, B, moreso now because only last week I took this laptop in for an overhaul. Still, just now your blog came right up so at least as long as I can still get it eventually I'll go ssssshhhhh! on the topic for now.