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post #31 of 41 Old 01-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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Hello all,
I do not understand why so many people disliked this movie. Watching this movie brought me back to my child hood when we used to watch these rockets blasting off in our elementary school classes. I really enjoyed this movie. I also wanted to add that yes, there was not allot of ultrasonics in the film but I thought the Atmos hight effects were amazing? I totally felt immersed in the sound field!

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I just saw someone reference this article today that goes into the research that went into this movie on Armstrong's life as the script was adapted from the book. It sheds a lot of light, I think, on why this film was received the way it was because it was not what many people were expecting and probably impacted the box office as a result. Not trying to derail the thread, but consider this an extra behind-the-scenes from the filmmakers to supplement the bonus features on the release.
http://www.indiewire.com/2019/01/fi...er-1202033682/
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"this film isn't meant to be a documentary"

So? That's not a get out of jail free card.

I grew up on the south side of the island whose north side was Cape Kennedy and the launch pads. Dad worked for space admin. I saw the last few Mercury's, all the Gemini's and the bulk of the Apollo launches.

If you're going to make a movie tied to history you don't get to rewrite it and declare "diplomatic immunity" because its not a documentary.

There's a reason it bombed in the box office and it wasn't because the Atmos sound track lacked bass.
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This is a sci-fi/drama, set in the past..


Ralph: it ain't "sci-fi"...

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This is a sci-fi/drama, set in the past..


Ralph: it ain't "sci-fi"...
It's "Sci-Fa"
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"this film isn't meant to be a documentary"

So? That's not a get out of jail free card.

I grew up on the south side of the island whose north side was Cape Kennedy and the launch pads. Dad worked for space admin. I saw the last few Mercury's, all the Gemini's and the bulk of the Apollo launches.

If you're going to make a movie tied to history you don't get to rewrite it and declare "diplomatic immunity" because its not a documentary.

There's a reason it bombed in the box office and it wasn't because the Atmos sound track lacked bass.

Yeah I've seen too many negatives on this one and some I definitely agree with that I won't be posting here. Gonna pass on this one.
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This is a sci-fi/drama, set in the past..


Ralph: it ain't "sci-fi"...
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Agreed. My fingers were on autopilot there. Corrected..


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I loved this movie other than it was a bit long in the middle kind of dragged a little but damn the rocket scenes where insane.. Superb.. Extremely realistic..
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I will probably still get this despite the lack of bass. Some of those launch scenes etc could really benefit from a healthy dose of bass, and according to the ultimate bass and beq threads the content is there, just omitted.
Why must they do that, so annoying.
I'll have to learn beq so I can really enjoy this
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will watch this someday too, but only to see Claire
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The scenes on the moon (which was the only time I noticed the screen open up to full IMAX height) were a real treat, what with the stunning detail, careful framing, slow camera movement and wide shots. But they're also jarringly different from the rest of the movie, which is grainy hand-held shaky-cam, with lots of extreme closer ups (chins & foreheads cut off). I get what they were trying to do with the shooting style and it worked (the movie really does look like it was made in the '60s, using 16mm cameras to document personal moments of the main characters).
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Ugh. When will Hollywood get over this gimmick that everybody hates with a passion?

I saw this on the last day of its IMAX run in my hometown. The flight scenes on that big screen made you feel like you were being pulled out of your seat. The lunar surface scene was breathtaking. But the shaky-cam in other scenes forced me to close my eyes a couple times as it was making me queasy. I saw it again in a conventional theater and of course the smaller screen lessened the impact of both the shaky-cam footage and the lunar surface sequence.

Both the cinematography and its soundtrack make it feel like this film could've been made in that period.

Also, if you like the movie, read the book that it's based on. An excellent read.
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