More

    FIRST MAN

    Date:

    First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong and his journey to be the first man on moon. Starring Ryan Gosling, it takes a more personal approach to his story. Directed by Damien Chazelle, whose previous work La La Land won him plenty of awards, and also stars Gosling. I was pleasantly surprised at the direction that the movie took. It wasn’t all about rockets and space, but dived deeper into Armstrong’s personal life. New things are definitely learnt along the way. I felt that this was unlike any other space related movie, it was a step above the rest by far.

    Throughout the film I always felt excitement and what was to come next. There were scenes that genuinely made the audience feel claustrophobic and on edge, the camera work was brilliant. Although at times it was a bit too much. The story was slow at the beginning but as the movie went on you felt it was necessary to help build the character and his family. The list of supporting characters help bring on a strong story including Aussie actor Jason Clarke which is awesome as we start to see his career really take off.

    This movie has to be up there as one of the best in 2018. A heart-felt story mixed with intensity and excitement. Although a bit slow at times, I will guarantee you will leave with new found respect for NASA and Neil. An inspirational movie for the family.

     

    Your turn For the December issue of the Westsider there will be a top 10 movies of 2018 decided by you, the reader! So please Email your suggestions to:
    movies@thewestsider.com.au

    Contributor
    Contributor
    Our content is a labour of love, crafted by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the west. We encourage submissions from our community, particularly stories about your own experiences, family history, local issues, your suburb, community events, local history, human interest stories, food, the arts, and environmental matters. Below are articles created by community contributors. You can find their names in the bylines.

    Your feedback

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

     

    Share

    Latest Articles

    Latest edition

    #96 May 2024

    Recent editions

    Subscribe

    spot_img
    spot_img

    Become a supporter

    The Westsider is run on the power of volunteers. Your contribution directly contributes to ensuring we can continue serving and celebrating our community.

    Related articles