Source: Rolling Stone
It’s easy to think that there’s nothing left to be said, and even less to be seen, about the flight that took place on July 16th, 1969 — one that took three men hundreds of thousands of miles away from earth and let two of them step foot on the moon.
You don’t have to have seen the Oscar-nominated “For All Mankind” (1989), or any other documentaries about the space race to recall the sight of our big blue earth as seen from the Apollo 11’s passenger-side portal.
You don’t even need to have sat through last year’s biopic “First Man” to picture Neil Armstrong shuffling across the Sea of Tranquility.
Some 50 years after that fact, these sounds and images are permanently burned into our collective consciousness. What can be gained by revisiting them for the gajillionth time?
You can’t be blamed for thinking any of this going into “Apollo 11,” filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller’s chronicle of the landmark event.
By the time you leave the theater 93 minutes later, however, you’ll wonder how we were ever able to properly consider this historical occasion without this film.
“Apollo 11” doesn’t just feel like a movie. It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.
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