Yes you definitely need a ticket to the cinema to see First Man. It is the story of Neil Armstrong, his life and how he became to be the first man to walk on the moon. A piece of history right here and I am a bit ashamed to say I didn't know a lot about this man.
What a life and an adventure. All these astronauts give so much to the space program, a huge sacrifice but without them we would not know what we know today. We continue to learn more about the technology regarding space all because of them.
I went to see this film in the super recliner seats at the Odeon cinema and felt as if I was on the Apollo spaceship myself. In fact if my seat shook and vibrated I would have been their right with Neil and Buzz Aldrin. I suppose in Disneyland you get that kind of experience but maybe I was expecting bit too much from Derby's recent refurbishment. These seats are perfect for this film though, you do certainly get the full experience.
It was a great film with Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy as Janet, his first wife. It certainly has some emotional scenes and dramatic encounters with added silence which made it really eery. It gave us a taste as to what people went through in 1969, waiting for this momentous moment and the sheer suspense on whether this mission would be completed. It did though and I loved hearing the classic speeches from that time, you just can't beat 'the eagle has landed' and 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'.
I only just missed out on the moon landing as I was busy in the womb at the time but I do appreciate seeing this now and taking in the atmosphere of what it would of been like to watch these men set foot on the moon. I also liked learning more about Neil Armstrong.
I can totally recommend this film and if you can go and get a recliner seat well that makes it even better. You can pretend to be a astronaut, I'm so easily pleased and like a kid sometimes, my son may have disowned me in parts of this movie but hey I was having fun.
Let me know what you think if you have seen the movie, did you enjoy it?
For now though you all take care and I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday.......Bye for now.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.