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FIRST MAN

The magnificent story of Neil Armstrong in a less than magnificent film.

Director

Damien Chazelle

Released

2018

Budget

$59 million

Box Office

$104 million

Film synopsis

First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

THE GOOD

Erm, I’m honestly not sure to be honest. Normally I’d say Ryan Gosling but even he seems bored by this. I’m gutted, I was so keen for this film. 

THE Bad

How, just how can you make one of, if not THE most monumental achievements in mankind’s (or humankind’s, whatever snowflakes) history into and absolute snore-fest I don’t know. Rather than marvelling at the human ingenuity, biting my nails and the adventure and ultimately jumping for joy as Neil Armstrong and his crew landed on the moon, I found myself utterly depressed and relieved it was all over.

Rather than celebrate everything about the moon landing and what it meant to us mortal earthlings, this miserable bastard of a movie focusses on death, misery and depression. Whoever green lit this script must have been one of the most depressing twats on this planet.

OUR SCORE : 3/10

Neil Armstrong deserved better. 

What do the others say?

Don’t just take my word for it, have a look to see what the big players like Rotten Tomatoes (RT), IMBD and Meteoritic are saying. Also, heres a behind the scenes featurette you can wa… I can’t even be bothered to finish that sentence, I’m that upset about this wasted opportunity of a film. .

 

RT

CRITICS SCORE

87%

RT

AUDIENCE SCORE

66%

IMBD

MARKS OUT OF 10

7.4

METACRITIC

MARKS OUT OF 100

84

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