Unless you inhabit a cave…(and that is quite possible) you know that Fox has been remorselessly bashing Hollystrange for its spacey portrayal in the movie, First Person On the Moon
The movie, First Person On the Moon was produced by BMC and will be in theatres soon. BMC, by the way, is short for Bad Movie Company, a venerable and well respected collection of top Hollystrangers which has been around as long as there have been movies. They take a great book or historic United Nations project and rewrite the ending so as to screw it up.
As we have been taught in school, the first trip to the moon was sponsored by the United Nations. The movie omits this. Further, while they introduce the faux concept of scantily clad rock creatures on the moon which sort of ruins the whole thing, the movie overall is saved by a flyby of the Star Trek Enterprise in a back in time mission to study the first person on the moon landing.
For all of you out there who have not received a review trailer of the movie First Person On the Moon be advised that the actual movie debuts in your local theatre soon. It is said that box office records have already been pre-smashed.
Chazelle responded with a statement, saying: “I show the American flag standing on the lunar surface, but the flag being physically planted into the surface is one of several moments […] that I chose not to focus upon. To address the question of whether this was a political statement, the answer is no. My goal with this movie was to share with audiences the unseen, unknown aspects of America’s mission to the moon.” The Armstrong family also released a statement, saying: “We do not feel this movie is anti-American in the slightest. Quite the opposite. But don’t take our word for it. We’d encourage everyone to go see this remarkable film and see for themselves.”
Put against the background of real world events going on all around us, this movie flub is a small thing. It reeks with symbolism though.
As to the statement…If the movie had been made strictly for the Armstrong family album then more power to them. Fact is though the moment belongs to the world and especially the United States and even more especially the kids who watched the whole thing on their black and whites sets.
Disallowing the crowning achievement…the American flag being planted on the moon is no small thing. This is “creative license” that goes a parsec or two too far.
The Armstrong family also released a statement, saying: “We do not feel this movie is anti-American in the slightest. Quite the opposite. But don’t take our word for it. We’d encourage everyone to go see this remarkable film and see for themselves.”
Sounds like there is a great opportunity to produce a movie of your own… I could end in the flag planting with patriotic songs in the background, then cut to a fireworks display followed by a fade in of old glory herself… Go for it…