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– by Seth McDonald

A new trailer for the film First Man has been released. the film chronicles the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) and the mission that led him to be the first person to step on the moon. The trailer includes scenes from the film, but no dialogue, thought a voiceover is provided by President John F. Kennedy.

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A bit of controversy surrounds First Man as the film does not show the historic moment of Armstrong planting the American on the moon. The film’s director, Chazelle, has stated the reasoning behind excluding the flag planting is not political, and that his focus was on Armstrong’s solitary moments. I think it’s a pretty important part of the story, it’s historic for us as Americans, however, I am not the person making the film, and it will not stop me from checking out the film when the time comes.

I mean, it’s not as bad as Luke Skywalker tossing his lightsaber in disgust, right?

First Man stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke. The film is directed by Damien Chazelle from a screenplay written by Josh Singer which is based on a novel by James R. Hanson

An official synopsis for the film follows below.

“On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.”

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Source: Universal Pictures