First Man Movie Review

First Man: It’s a tribute to the great astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong


Neil Alden Armstrong was 39 at the time of landing on the moon on 20 July 1969. He was 75 at the time of launch of his first book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong in 2005. Neil A. Armstrong died at 82 on 25 August 2012 and his first movie released on 31 August 2018.But the movie originally started in 2003 a little before the launch of the book.

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The making of the First Man 

In early 2003, actor-director Clint Eastwood started the movie in collaboration with Warner Bros. Eastwood has earlier directed and acted in the space-themed movie Space Cowboys in early 2000 but the First Man movie got stuck in development hell and it couldn’t take off despite Neil A. Armstrong taking interest in the movie. It was only after the young director Damien Chazelle took over the project that film came out of the development tangle.

The First Man Neil Alden Armstrong 

The film shows the real Neil A. Armstrong called among the greatest of American heroes. Based on the book, the movie highlights the sacrifices Armstrong made for the mission. It gives the first-hand account of the mission and the story behind the very dangerous mission of sending a human to the moon. The movie focuses on the life and activities of Armstrong from 1961-1969.

First Man First Look & Poster 

The poster has Ryan Gosling in the spacesuit. The deep blue moon in the backdrop looks like completing the helmet of the spacesuit. The poster wears a dark black color that resembles the space. The name of the movie is written on the bottom.

Why watch the movie? 

It is the story of the first man landing on the moon. Neil Alden Armstrong narrates his story of becoming the first man walking on the moon. It is the first movie on the life and mission of Neil A. Armstrong.

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