Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 03/06/2019
Damien Chazelle's recreation of the moon landing is a technical achievement with impressive visual effects and attention to detail to spare. But unfortunately it's also a slow dry slog of a film stretched over two and a half hours. You await the historic climax not to appreciate the accomplishment but only because you know the movie is nearly over. Not a good sign. Ryan Gosling while normally an interesting and charismatic lead is dull as Neil Armstrong. Interestingly, the most compelling part of the film is Claire Foy as his beleaguered wife. A similar story of similar scale and length was made about the space program almost forty years ago and it was called The Right Stuff. I suppose the titel is all the more accurate since it had the right ingredients to make an entertaining movie …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/09/2018
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”.
‘First Man’ is a lift off folks. A beautiful, yet melancholic look on a man’s journey to the moon. Focusing on grief and loss that can poison anyone's thoughts. At the end, you get the sad realization it was a suicide mission, not a heroic one. Making you think twice of wanting to be an astronaut.
Also, the stupid controversy surrounding the American flag is one of the most pointless up cries ever. Anywhere...
Ryan Gosling is great as Neil Armstrong. Now some people have criticized his performance as being “dull” or “stilted”. While not the most exciting or colorful performance of the year, but the same can be said about Armstrong as a …