“First Man”: Educational and Entertaining

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Neil Armstron in one of his NASA portraits.

Neil Armstron in one of his NASA portraits.

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Neil Armstron in one of his NASA portraits.


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For the sixth time, Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling have joined together to make “First Man,” which was released in all movie theaters Oct. 12. This PG-13 movie is baded on NASA sending Neil Armstrong to outer space to be the first man on the moon. This movie was based on the book “First Man” by James R. Hansen, and features Neil Armstrong (Gosling) being sent off on the various dangerous missions NASA had him go through to be the first country to send a man to the moon.

“First Man” was a 7 out of 10 movie, based on the fact that it has an great plot and an amazing cast of actors. The film starts off with Armstrong discovering his love for aircraft and flying and his harsh and difficult journey making it to NASA and eventually taking on the moon landing mission. It also included political views the country saw during the uprise of NASA.

The cast did a great job showing the mix of emotions involved in the Space Race. The problems Armstrong had with his wife, Janet (played by Claire Foy), show the audience how much she struggled with his constant absence, not to mention her constant worry that he might never come back to her and their children. Armstrong had to deal with the guilt of putting his wife through such feelings, and the audience can see his ultimate decision to follow his dreams despite the feelings of others.

I genuinely enjoyed the movie because of the plot and the actors, but the actual filming and the transitioning from year to year should have been created differently. I would recommend this movie to people who are interested in NASA’s mission to land on the moon. Overall, this movie had me entertained and also taught me a lot about the political and financial effects of NASA’s Space Race.

 

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