FIRST MAN (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

First Man—whole different angle on the Moon landing—takes an old storyline and makes it fresh and original as it begins with Neil Armstrong’s personal family challenges and moves toward the successful conclusion of landing on the Moon. The movie offers an accurate picture of families involved in these activities and does not over-dramatize the events. Great cinematography enhances the enjoyment of the movie especially toward the end of the film. The story is good and the presentation is really good. The acting is good. Ryan Gosling plays his role with believability as does Claire Foy. Strong human element in this film makes it an entirely good watch from opening scenes to concluding scenes. Good family share movie. It’s good to see the portrayal of strong marriages, good friends, and good character with excellent interaction with children. It’s good to see an honest portrayal of how couples work through challenges together without breaking relationships. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


Pilot Neil Armstrong, distracted by trying keep a young daughter alive, which seems to be affecting his work performance, applies for acceptance into the NASA program.

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Damien Chazelle for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, and Damien Chazelle for making the film possible. Cast includes: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Christopher Abbott, and Ciaran Hinds. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. It’s a one-time watch that’s worth time and money investment.  Great work for all involved in its production. 

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Ben Meyers 

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