Skip to comments.How to completely screw up a movie
Posted on 08/31/2018 11:21:05 AM PDT by Starman417
I was working at a gas station in 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon. In order to watch it, I brought along a TV complete with rabbit ears and watch it I did. I also watched Neil and Buzz Aldrin unfurl the American flag. It was kind a big moment and filled a lot of people with pride.
As a kid I was mesmerized by the space program. I even have a letter from Alan Shepard. There was a time I could rattle off the crews of all Mercury and Gemini and Apollo flights. We watched the Enterprise make its first unpowered flight after separation from the 747. When we're in Orlando we'll usually make a trip to the Kennedy Space Center and spend the day.The fascination and wonder has never left me.
So when I heard about a new movie about Neil Armstrong, I was very pleased and looked forward to it. And then, bam.
There is nothing liberals cannot f**k up.
In the new movie "First Man" they decided to leave out the First Flag.
The late Neil Armstrongs 1969 trip to the moon may have been one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, but it was also a massive achievement for the United States.and then moron twists the knife
One of Armstrongs first orders of business was to proudly plant the American flag, after all.
But Ryan Gosling, the Canadian actor who plays Armstrong in First Man, Hollywoods rendition of the moon landing, told the Telegraph the magic moment was intentionally omitted from the big screen because Armstrongs achievement transcended countries and borders.
First Man is getting rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival, but critics noted the unpatriotically sanitized flick is missing something important, and Gosling explained he worked with French-Canadian director Damien Chazelle and the Armstrong family to decide on its key moments.
I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement (and) thats how we chose to view it, he said. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.
He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg and thats not just to be humble, thats also true, Gosling said.
The actor admitted Im Canadian, so might have cognitive bias, but he believes Armstrong didnt think much of patriotism.Gosling is an a**hole. Armstrong was a quiet and humble man but he absolutely was patriotic.He served his country in the Korean war, flying 78 missions as a Naval aviator and then as a test pilot for NACA. He was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1962 and went on to be the commander of Gemini 8, along with Apollo 11. Gosling doesn't know squat about Armstrong and is projecting his Canadian ass into places it does not belong. Armstrong did not believe himself to be a hero, but he sure as hell was a patriot.
So I dont think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero, Gosling told the Telegraph. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil.
He didn't fly jets for Canada in the war. See what's on Armstrong's shoulder?
This movie "reflects" Armstrong by omitting the planting of the American flag?
Insert expletive here and follow it with "Gosling."
What this movie does is hand a participation trophy to the rest of the world by essentially changing history. They've ruined it for me and probably many others. Today Ben Shapiro offered a view of the future portrayal of the momentous event at Iwo Jima if left to the Ryan Goslings of the world:
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Just another Hollywood abortion of something great. Wont be spending my money on it.
For some, the “Flag-Free” aspect of this movie won’t matter.
To me, it matters a great deal. I was determined to see it before I heard there would be no acknowledgement of this as an American Mission. I’m disappointed at this attempt to ‘annul and neuter’ an historic event. Maybe I’ll see it, and maybe I won’t.
I heard enough. I don’t plan to see this foovie.
but we did claim the moon as ours. hehehe... the Eagle has landed indeed.
Expect more of this. Those that control the present control the past and those that control the past control the future. They are eradicating southern history and are now starting on American history. In a generation our children and grandchildren will know nothing about the greatness of America or the accomplishments of the white race. They will know only what Google/Hollywood/academia wants them to know, and it won’t be positive towards this great country.
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Get a job, frootloop.
Funny. I stopped for gas that night somewhere in Louisiana Cajun country and they had a TV complete with rabbit ears showing Armstrong stepping on the Moon.
Neil Armstrong was an unusually private person, for an Astronaut. Maybe he was overwhelmed with the unstoppable flood of attention after the Space Mission was over.
That’s understandable. Many scientists or engineer types are introverts when left to their own devices.
Many of these professionals prefer dealing with computers or fuel systems instead of unpredictable people, who may blurt out any sort of question.
I’ve always felt that he knew something of great significance about that mission that he was under orders to never EVER reveal to anyone, perhaps not even to his wife.
Whatever the ‘Forbidden Knowledge’ was, he apparently took it to his grave.
Ditto...could be the best plot, the best acting, the best special effects ever. But there’s no way in hell I would pay to watch this. Ever.
Hollyweird is depending more and more on revenue from
oversea, including mainland China
To whit have been purging films of anything overtly
American to pander to foreigners
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This is part and parcel of removing Confederate monuments, universities covering up religious symbols for Obama, atheist groups removing crosses and creches from the public square, the American Library Association dropping Laura Ingalls Wilders name from its childrens literature award, the recasting of Columbus and the Founding Fathers as perpetrating evil on the new continent. They all seem to be small individual things but they are part of their larger project to destroy America.
I took a train from Ottawa to Garden City and watched on TV there.
I just saw that they made this movie and was surprised they didn’t make any of the Astronauts or NASA engineers Black and/or female and was looking forward to it.
Too bad Liberals poisoned something again
I just saw that they made this movie and was surprised they didnt make any of the Astronauts or NASA engineers Black and/or female and was looking forward to it.It's already been done.
But what is special for me about this story is the date Neil Armstrong stepped down on to the moon's surface and Nixon declared it a national holiday, July 20, 1969. I remember the date very well.
I was scheduled for my Army draft physical the next morning and it was postponed because of the moon landing and the holiday. It gave me a reprieve from being drafted and I had time to go join the Air Force instead of the Army. I met my wife of 43 years in the Air Force and we both retired after serving 20 years. We are now retired after our second careers and run beef cattle on a farm in rural Florida for fun.
But I tell my wife, that if Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin hadn't landed on the moon on that day, July 20, 1969, and if Nixon hadn't declared it a national holiday, I would have been drafted into the Army and I would never have met her and married.
The turns of fate in our lives.
Now I am looking forward to doing something with the money I will be saving instead of purchasing two tickets and bad popcorn.
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