First Man

First Man

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen edition
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The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost, on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself; of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


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May 07, 2019

Indeed, their personal lives.

Apr 28, 2019

My husband and I love anything about documented space history. We were in the airline industry for a total of 55 yrs. and he worked, then, volunteered, at Seattle’s Museum of Flight for 15 years. So I feel we’re qualified to say: interesting documentary but boring movie!

Apr 17, 2019

Enjoyed the cockpit scenes. made me feel like I am in the flying vehicle.

Apr 14, 2019

Drawn out way too long and frankly was a boring soap-opera take on one of America's finest achievements. "The Right Stuff" was much more truthful and engaging.

Apr 11, 2019

Boring, boring, boring...........that's all that needs to be said.

JCLHeatherM Apr 05, 2019

Astronaut Neil Armstrong joins the Gemini Space Team after the death of his young daughter to become the first man to walk on the moon with the Apollo 11 crew. This biopic covers the highs and lows of the NASA program: from finishing second place to Russia and losing valuable lives to making the first of many giant leaps toward progress.

Apr 05, 2019

Really a disappointment. Made an American Hero look like an un-emotional wreck. No heart or spirit or hope from exploring the unknown and disrespectful to those that sacrificed their lives during this time.

Apr 04, 2019

A very good movie of the MAN Neil Armstrong leading up from his training, reparation and ultimate first man to step onto the moon.

JCLIanH Apr 04, 2019

It's a shame that First Man was saddled with the manufactured outrage stemming from the movie not showing the flag being planted on the moon. I suppose those people wanted First Man to be a piece of patriotic propaganda, and instead it's a thoughtful examination of the man behind the legend. Neil Armstrong is not portrayed as a symbol of American dominance, but as a humble, broken man doing his best to be a decent husband and father while simultaneously pushing forward into the new frontier of space exploration. First Man does a great job illustrating the insanity that was trying to put men on the moon. The 1960s technology is made to look positively janky, and the resolve of the astronauts to see it through despite the enormous risks is portrayed as nothing short of heroic.

Mar 31, 2019

Very disappointing. My wife and I found this movie to have very erratic pacing, leaning heavily (pun intended) to the ponderous side. It also gave poor explanation of what was going on at times for those who aren't already intimately familiar with the details of the history (eg. my wife). And not one character aside from Armstrong was fleshed out, even his wife, kids, and friends who die (and we're supposed to feel bad about) are so two dimensional they are almost one dimensional. Having seen Gosling in several movies now, I don't think he is a good casting choice for stoic or non-emotional characters (e.g. First Man, Bladerunner 2049). He is brilliant in more emotional roles (e.g. La La Land). There's supposed to be a difference between stoic and wooden. Then again, maybe it is the directing, as there were several other actors in this movie who were dull and wooden whom I have seen do well elsewhere. Definitely not worth the 2hrs 21min.

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Feb 11, 2019

IMDb posted the best ones though there's more, many technical though. These ones are interesting as well:

I barely lasted two minutes in that ice bath. Of course, I suppose
NASA's more interested in the psychological reaction.
-Well, I think I made it pretty clear that I thought it was cold.
As you know, our decision to forego direct ascent in favor of a lunar orbit
rendezvous approach to the eventual Moon mission has had a major impact
on Gemini. Do you have any thoughts on that decision?
-Well, even considering von Braun's initial criticism, it seems that the payload saved by parking the primary vehicle in orbit and sending a smaller ship
down to the lunar surface is well worth the resulting challenges.
What do you see as the challenges?
-Cislunar navigation, for one. And rendezvous and docking.
Mrs. Armstrong! Have all your prayers been answered?
-Yes, yes, they have.
How would you describe the flight?
-Well, uh, I can only say it was outta this world.


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