Apollo 11 (2019) Movie Review

Director: Todd Douglas Miller

Plot: A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Stunning

Story: Apollo 11 starts by showing us the behind the scene footage of the final preparations of the Apollo 11 mission, we know how this story unfolds, but this time we get to see unseen footage from mission control, leading to the take off and while on the mission, seeing how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins would go onto make history for all mankind.

Thoughts on Apollo 11

Final Thoughts The best way to describe this documentary is incredible to see, it shows how the operation occurred, how calm the team stayed through the mission despite the fact it was a high pressure situation that was important for NASA to achieve. We are seeing the behind the scene footage over anything else which does show us how the people involved on Earth were just waiting for information to make sure the incredible happened, while seeing the close ups of the mission in space, dealing with the isolation factor in Collins position and how close to the moon the astronauts got. We don’t get interviews about what happened, we are just seeing the mission shown in documentary form, cutting out the slow moments of waiting till the next stage, this is important to see how big this moment in history was.

Overall: Important Documentary

ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films – W – World War Z

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films


World War Z

Why I’ve Picked this choice – When it comes to World War Z, it was one of the only books I read before seeing the film, while there is a big difference in everything, it does seem to create the idea of original stories that it feels like Gerry (Brad Pitt) is falling into, be it the opening escape from the big city, the military base, the plane sequence or the religious city filled with chaos, all in the rush for the survival against the new rise of the undead. This film does use the aggressive zombies which does add peril to nearly every scene making them more action heavy and is one that should really be enjoyed, even if the darker ending is changed from the original idea for a series of film.