Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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
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