First Man is a solid addition to the canon of Space Movies but you may find it hard to sympathise with Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Neil Armstrong. Armstrong’s core, very personal, story through this film should elicit sympathy. However too much is hidden behind the calm façade of the test pilot.
For much of the film all the audience have to work with is a cold, professional, exterior. This exterior affected how I saw Armstrong in this realisation. Continue reading
Well, that was an experience, and one that lived up to the title.
I liked it, but it isn’t the sort of film I’d normally watch. Continue reading
I saw the The Last Jedi today and enjoyed it. The Last Jedi is solid middle of trilogy fare that leaves you looking forward to Episode IX.
The biggest problems with The Last Jedi are the length at almost three hours, the fact that the film should have been tightened in the editing room, and one problem that it oddly shares with The Anthem of the Heart.
The context is different, the events are different, but The Last Jedi features a dose of parallel story telling where you’re never quite sure they’re lining things up properly.
Overall, good but not great, and I really am looking forward to Episode IX.