Movie: First Man
Direction: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
Music: Justin Hurwitz
Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren
Editor: Tom Cross
Genre: Drama, Political
What is it about: It’s a biographical drama which takes a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the mission which made him the FIRST MAN on the moon. The film is directed by Damien Chazelle.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this film.
What to watch out for: Reviewing this movie would be unfair, I can only say these are my thoughts and how I felt witness the history re-presented in a cinematic form. Damien Chazelle was very subtle in narrating this historic legend who became an inspiration to millions. One may feel the pace wasn’t that great but take a pause and feel the moments which were beautifully depicted in this film. The emotions were intact and up close. The beautiful part was how it was resonated with a musical touch at integral parts, that was a beauty by Justin Hurwitz. The score was delectable.
Cinematography by Linus Sandgren had a different technique which seemed different and I would say a natural requisite for the film. The editing by Tom Cross was seamless.
Ryan Gosling has the charm which comes with a sorrowful face, one may call that a distressed beauty of emotions and I will call him an impeccable performer. As Neil Armstrong he hits right on the nail.
Claire Foy was an integral character who was great with her emotions and did a commendable job.
The rest of the supporting cast was great, each and every one complimented the film.
The VFX in the movie was amazing and the sound was great. One of the best in the genre and trust me IMAX did make a difference in the experience especially the last part of the film. It was spectacular.
Verdict: Damien Chazelle, will most definitely hit a hattrick with this one. And something which will be called as a milestone of his career moving forward. A subtle art of narration which doesn’t exaggerates and keeps it real. Definitely worth a watch, don’t miss it. If possible catch this on IMAX.