PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
American flag controversy: On August 31, 2018, it was reported that the film would not include a scene of Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planting the American flag on the Moon. Florida Senator Marco Rubio described the omission as "total lunacy". Chazelle responded with a statement, saying: "I show the American flag standing on the lunar surface, but the flag being physically planted into the surface is one of several moments (...) that I chose not to focus upon. To address the question of whether this was a political statement, the answer is no. My goal with this movie was to share with audiences the unseen, unknown aspects of America's mission to the Moon." Following the film's below-expectations opening of $16 million, some analysts speculated that the flag controversy was in part to blame.
I've got a sorority sister with a normal life.
Janet Armstrong: Yeah?
Pat White: She married a dentist.
Janet Armstrong: A dentist? Sounds good.
Pat White: He's home by six every night. And every few months she calls to say she wishes he weren't.
During launches and other dramatic scenes inside the X15, the space capsule and the lunar landers, the audio track is dominated by the sound of a jet engine during various stages of spin-up. That sound would never be heard either inside or outside a craft that's powered by rocket motors. The mistake is compounded by the decision to use a jet sound effect that's most commonly heard prior to take-off or during approach for landing, but not during its maximum thrust. The difference between the engine performance of rockets versus jets is so extreme that this audio mismatch is comparable to an attempt to accentuate fighter jet afterburners with the sound of an idling leaf blower... except fighter jets and leaf blowers have much more in common.
There are no opening credits.
$16,006,065 (USA) (14 October 2018)
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