First Man

Went to see this on Saturday. Pretty long movie, but not a lot of wasted shots. Opens up some insight into how dangerous the moon mission was, and how it affected the lives of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong. The spacecrafts and tech look medieval.

Made my wife and I both want to see The Right Stuff after it was over. I enjoyed it but, unlike The Right Stuff, once was enough.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,943
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,886
    muncybob wrote: »
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.

    Yeah, we were disappointed in that as well. They show the flag in the background but that's it. The "first step" was kinda cool though, more details than you hear in the broadcast version.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,862
    muncybob wrote: »
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.

    I saw a few reports on TV that the Producers and Director wanted the movie to be about HUMANS making it to the moon instead of AMERICA making it there.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,943
    I get that, but it was a space race.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,479
    Too many Hollywood productions want to diminish the impact The US had on the world. History is history. Some great, some not so great. Seems to me that the not so great gets glorified all the time in Hollywood.
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,886
    tonyb wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    muncybob wrote: »
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.

    I saw a few reports on TV that the Producers and Director wanted the movie to be about HUMANS making it to the moon instead of AMERICA making it there.

    Which is wrong. It diminishes American exceptionalism. Should be about rising to the challenge that JFK put forth.

    I don't want to spoil anything, which is probably redundant since it's history, but the space race was definitely shown as part of the impetus for getting to the moon.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,953
    edited October 2018
    Tony M wrote: »
    muncybob wrote: »
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.

    I saw a few reports on TV that the Producers and Director wanted the movie to be about HUMANS making it to the moon instead of AMERICA making it there.

    I won't see it over the omission of the flag planting. I met Neil Armstrong and heard him speak at Purdue when my wife went to school there. He would have been angry as can be over this. Apollo 11 was to prove it could be done, and I believe he also saw it as a way to honor those lost in pursuit of getting there, including Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee, who were killed in the pad fire of Apollo 1. They were expected to be the primary crew for the moon landing.

    The planting of the flag on the Moon, to Neil, would have been to honor the hundreds of thousands that got him there, and not a way to poke a finger in the eye of the rest of the world.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,953
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,131
    Tony M wrote: »
    muncybob wrote: »
    We look forward to this one. I understand they omitted the planting of the American flag on the moon.....sigh.

    I saw a few reports on TV that the Producers and Director wanted the movie to be about HUMANS making it to the moon instead of AMERICA making it there.

    Ding ding ding. Guess what, the guys who made the movie made the movie THEY wanted to make. what a novel concept. All this bickering about they should have added this, they should have done that. If you want to watch it you will, if you don't want to watch it you won't. Simple as that.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 274
    That's true, but Hollywood seems to love putting down America's success at times. It was an American achievement, not a world achievement.

    Good thing we didn't have this current version of Hollywood in WWII.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,953
    Milito wrote: »
    That's true, but Hollywood seems to love putting down America's success at times. It was an American achievement, not a world achievement.

    Good thing we didn't have this current version of Hollywood in WWII.

    WWII is one historic event that the world has yet to figure out how to re-write in order to marginalize American Exceptionalism...
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,131
    Milito wrote: »
    That's true, but Hollywood seems to love putting down America's success at times. It was an American achievement, not a world achievement.

    Good thing we didn't have this current version of Hollywood in WWII.

    You didn't see any Chinese on that lunar lander, did you?
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,862
    edited October 2018
    I wonder if all the parts of that lander were made in the USA?

    Probably was.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,479
    Tony M wrote: »
    I wonder if all the parts of that lander were made in the USA?

    Probably was.
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    The lunar rover was engineered and built by General Motors! :smile:
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,953
    I had a good friend that designed the parachutes and pyro gear that brought back everything from Mercury, through Gemini and Apollo. His work even slowed the Space Shuttles and the X-15.... Harold Bixby... long gone, but still one of my heroes.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,479
    Milito wrote: »
    That's true, but Hollywood seems to love putting down America's success at times. It was an American achievement, not a world achievement.

    Good thing we didn't have this current version of Hollywood in WWII.

    Yeah but shortly thereafter things would change. Interesting 3-part article on the ideological changes then, and what is prevalent today in Tinseltown.

    https://www.breitbart.com/tinseltown/
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,862
    verb wrote: »
    Milito wrote: »
    That's true, but Hollywood seems to love putting down America's success at times. It was an American achievement, not a world achievement.

    Good thing we didn't have this current version of Hollywood in WWII.

    Yeah but shortly thereafter things would change. Interesting 3-part article on the ideological changes then, and what is prevalent today in Tinseltown.

    https://www.breitbart.com/tinseltown/

    That article was very informative! I read it all!

    I liked the comments after the article too! Hollywood elites are idiots, blind and, backward thinkers!

    I loved the stats that show a dive in everything "Hollywood" ever since merle street said what she said at that awards show.
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 390
    I don't know where this Hollyweird get all their movie facts. I'm fed up with their PC agenda always trying to feed us false ideologies. Furthermore this whole going to the moon mumbo jumbo is fake as heck, after all everyone knows that the world is flat.

    Yee haa!
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,680
    edited October 2018
    krazypolk wrote: »
    everyone knows that the world is flat.

    Taint neethar! Hears UR prouf!

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,680
    krazypolk wrote: »
    Furthermore this whole going to the moon mumbo jumbo is fake as heck

    Now, THAT? That's true. Every schoolboy knows that radiation from the van allen belt buckle would be lethal to astro-hippies.

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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 390
    edited October 2018
    Viking64 wrote: »
    krazypolk wrote: »
    Furthermore this whole going to the moon mumbo jumbo is fake as heck

    Now, THAT? That's true. Every schoolboy knows that radiation from the van allen belt buckle would be lethal to astro-hippies.

    ms9ru4xcz72g.jpg

    Now yur talking my lanwhich.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,953
    Viking64 wrote: »
    krazypolk wrote: »
    Furthermore this whole going to the moon mumbo jumbo is fake as heck

    Now, THAT? That's true. Every schoolboy knows that radiation from the van allen belt buckle would be lethal to astro-hippies.

    ms9ru4xcz72g.jpg
    OMG! I HAD that very same buckle!
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,680
    OMG! I HAD that very same buckle!

    HAHAHA Now that you mention it, I think someone I know had it too. It was the first image result when I Googled "van belt buckle". :p
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 274
    Good article. Maybe Hollywood will fall off into the ocean some day, it sure wouldn't be a loss.
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 390
    Milito wrote: »
    Good article. Maybe Hollywood will fall off into the ocean some day, it sure wouldn't be a loss.

    I like the way you think.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,094
    Milito wrote: »
    Maybe Hollywood will fall off into the ocean some day, it sure wouldn't be a loss.
    How would the world deal with massive Pacific Ocean pollution that would entitle?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,392
    I'd imagine God had a plan....when he surrounded Hollywood with fault lines. :)
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