FILM REVIEW: FIRST MAN

First Man captivates straight from the blast off!

Within the first few minutes, the audience are pulled into an absolute cinematic masterpiece.

Although slow-moving in parts, the intensity delivered within this biographical drama that follows the highs and lows leading up to the Apollo 11 mission will not disappoint.

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, director Damien Chazelle and writer Josh Singer capture one of mankind’s biggest achievements in an emotional rollercoaster ride, backed with an excellent score by Justin Hurwitz.

With Steven Spielberg at the helm as Executive Producer, one can only guess how well this film will do when awards season comes around.

The quality of technique behind the camera is matched by the standards the stars of the film who reach and perfect.

Ryan Gosling gives an exceptional performance as Neil Armstrong, and perfectly complements the talents of Claire Foy, who plays first wife Janet Shearon.

With an impeccable supporting cast, settle in for a bumpy-ride as you experience a next-level production.

Prepare yourself for a sprinkling of quips to cut through the tension and emotion of this film, and ready yourself for powerful adrenaline-led scenes and picturesque space views one can only dream of experiencing.

This production is a must-see for 2018, and will leave you starry-eyed and breathless.

5/5 stars

 

By Kirra Hussey

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