Do yourself a favor and make sure you see the Apollo 11 documentary at the movies — in IMAX if possible. Itâ€™s not showing everywhere so you may have to hunt for it.
The movie includes parts of a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. It is completely and totally awesome particularly if your memories are of grainy black and white images as are mine.
The official website is https://www.apollo11movie.com/ which will also help you find showings. Did I mention that itâ€™s completely and totally awesome?
One of the things I didnâ€™t realize was that Ted Kennedyâ€™s murder of Mary Jo Kopechne on â€ŽJuly 18, 1969 was Day 3 of the Apollo 11 mission. I can only assume that the Democrats orchestrated this to dominate the news cycle in hopes of neutralizing any accolades that President Nixon might heap upon the astronauts [Note A].
I guess I need to do a review. Well, Neil Armstrong gives the same wooden, test pilot-esque performance, Buzz Aldrin wasnâ€™t quite as loonie back them, and Iâ€™m not sure Michael Collins was even mentioned in the credits. And Walter Cronkite gave a wonderful performance as a newsman who actually reported the news from time to time (his stance on Vietnam not withstanding). Neil Armstrong had ONE LINE to say and he messed it up this time as well!
Please, go see this movie! If not not for yourself, do it for the children!
[Note A] No, I donâ€™t believe that but if any left wing nutters want to tell CNN that I said it, go ahead.