October 15, 2018

“First Man” is a great movie with one small misstep

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

The much anticipated movie First Man finally made its landing in theatres.

This movie has it all — a great cast, wonderful performances, visionary directing, and breathtaking special effects.

It only misses the landing with one thing... "Why?”

Unlike other historical epic masterpieces, the production team chose to leave out some key elements of history to make the moon race more of a "human accomplishment" and not the result of the desperate state of the U.S. in the Cold War.

But this omission doesn't change the wonderful production and impressive execution of First Man.

However, choosing to ignore the primary motivation for the mission weakens the heroic truth and leaves the audience asking, "Why did so many people need to die to accomplish this?"

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commented 2018-10-17 02:08:55 -0400
I’m with John Gault.. You would have to be “simple” indeed to think that this omission/misstep was not deliberate… Hollywood is in open conflict with this Republican administration, and indeed, American history…
commented 2018-10-16 08:50:27 -0400
Hollywood will do anything to diminish America as it was founded.
The Lunar Landing was the ultimate victory of American capitalism over Marxism and that’s why the leftists have to try to change the historical narrative, also known as the truth.
commented 2018-10-16 07:28:40 -0400
No US Flag in the movie then I’m going to pass on this leftist propaganda film.
commented 2018-10-15 16:39:46 -0400
Ben Davies:One small misstep???Had you been around at that time(as I was) you would not consider the omissions in this movie a small misstep.It was an American accomplishment,plain and simple.It was a statement made to the USSR initiated by,among others, John F.Kennedy.The Soviets had,indeed,taken the lead in the space race and this fact had enormous propaganda value as well as future military threat value for the USSR.
Then,as now,there was and is a considerable faction of the population enthralled by the political ideology of Socialism/Communism.(Take a look at our so-called Prime Minister for example…..).
No other country had the resources,technical manpower and political will to attempt this undertaking.I remember reading and watching on television numerous times,how impossible it would be.
I don’t think it would be asking too much to give the credit where it is due.If the audience asks"Why did so many people need to die to accomplish this?" then the movie has a large flaw,not a small omission.It behooves filmmakers,historians and others to educate younger generations about events that occurred before their time.