Skip to comments.First Trailer for 'First Man' Launches Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong
Posted on 06/08/2018 7:59:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The trailer sets up the film's focus on Armstrong, his years as a research test pilot and then as an astronaut, building up to what the movie's tagline describes as the "impossible journey to the moon." In July 1969, Armstrong commanded Apollo 11, NASA's first mission to land humans on the moon.
The two-minute teaser provides quick glimpses of Armstrong (Gosling) piloting the X-15 rocket plane and as command pilot for his first spaceflight, Gemini 8 in 1966.
The trailer also includes scenes based on Armstrong's private life, in particular his relationship with his first wife Janet, played by Claire Foy ("The Crown"), and with his children.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
How about casting Vinnie Jones? He's cool.
It looks good.
I hope they didn’t butcher the real story too bad.
A major portion of it was filmed just down the street in the next subdivision from me here in good ol’ Roswell Georgia.....
Ryan Gosling = Nicolas Cage on Thorazine.
Continuously reliving the past glories. We should be advancing and creating new glories.
Nick has an Uncle in the business, makes him an auto star.
Looks like I saw in the trailer saw a brief scene of Gus Grissom and crew burning to death on Apollo 1. Then a graveyard scene afterwards.
Good eye. I think you have it. I didn’t realize what it was in the trailer.
I remember that terrible tragedy.
That showed true grace under extreme pressure.
Supposedly Grissom was to be "The first man on the moon".
Armstrong was certainly "worthy".
Neil Armstrong was an intensively private man. A movie like this was only really possible after his passing.
Wait a minute!...Did you just now say “ROSWELL”????
Oh, not THAT Roswell, the one with the history of UFOs.
That place is in New Mexico, right? You’re in Georgia.
I’m sure a lot of folks make that mistake.
My antenna went straight up at the sound of that town.
Grissom was indeed supposed to be the first to walk on the moon, even after the controversy of him supposedly blowing the hatch on the Mercury or Gemini capsule.
Your assessment is correct. I flew with Norm Crabtree when he was Ohio's director of aviation. He had flown with Armstrong and said he was one of the best. I knew Scott Crossfield, in Virginia, who agreed. Armstrong was outstanding in every major assignment, starting with the X-15. And he was "cool" about it.
That was my FAVORITE Martian!
This will be an important film and an educational one to those that do not remember the man, the hero and the national drive to get to the moon before 1970 and before the Russians.
While all these nostalgic and exciting films about NASA, the Cold War and the American “can do” attitude educate us as to what was, what about right now? What about 5 years down the road? What about a MANNED US program?
As it stands right now, America does not have the capability to launch a man or woman into space.
We have NO manned space program so we rely on, of all peoples, the Russians to put any human in space.
This is a pathetic situation that Armstrong (and all the other Astronauts) realised and fought.
In 1969, as Armstrong and Aldrin pranced on the moon’s surface, who would of thought that 50 years later we would have absolutely no manned space program?
Then, we were sure that by 2018, we’d have bases on the moon AND Mars by now.
So, let’s get moving America!!! Let’s enjoy nostalgia but get back into the Pilot’s seat!!
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