Movie review: “First Man”
Two word review: it’s perfect.
Technically accurate, historically accurate (I’ve talked about Apollo with Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton and Gordo Cooper). Direction is superb, the screenplay is a delicate balance of the mundane and the fantastic, the acting is incredible – Ryan Gosling’s performance is all interior. If this doesn’t get Oscar Nominations around for Direction, Writing, Cinematography and Acting, there is no justice.
You really have the feeling of what space flight was like. And how dangerous. None of that NASA “perfect pilots flying perfect spaceships perfectly.” What an accomplishment it truly was.
I’m definitely going to go see it again. Best movie I have seen all year.