Apollo 11 (2019) - Documentary, History

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

IMDB: 8.2
Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 12 out of 201 found boring (5.97%)

One-line Reviews (95)

Very boring .

The film is loaded with breathtaking never before seen footage.

Seen much better documentaries that portray things from a storyline perspective but still like I said worth it for the stunning footage although again felt there was a large amount of just showing crowds standing around to.

Absolutely Breathtaking.

The producers blend all that content with extraordinary care so the on screen presentation is well layered fully engrossing.

Boring movie .

Definitely worth watching again and again.

The look of the film is stunning, as Mr. Miller and his crew enhance the aging footage with their adept high resolution techniques, renewed sound design, and dazzling state-of-the-art technology.

I don't know if most of the footage is new (as in unreleased until now) or not, but it was fascinating to watch.

SO boring .

"Apollo 11" is a start to finish riveting documentary of the first manned mission to the moon.

And yet every rocket burn has you on the edge of your seat.

Most films can make the launch and landings suspenseful, but this one also makes the Lunar insertion and the burn to return to earth exciting.

The music is a great part of that, but the director also manages to make certain critical points in the mission suspenseful.

You know they make it but the tension was intense.

IN BRIEF: A visually stunning documentary that captures America's glory days most effectively.

Amazing footage, but much of the movie we found too slow .

However, the flick is certainly intermittently compelling, thanks mainly to its confident editing and rousing score.

They are breathtaking in their vantage points, clarity, and impact.

"Apollo 11": Stunning Tribute to one of America's most Glorious Moments .

It's a captivating production that blends restored multi-sourced archival footage and audio into a gripping documentary that brings the viewer back to the first moon landing in 1969.

There are Many VFX rich space films that provide realistic looks but this one's Real actual footage, has many breathtaking views and goosebump momentsSince ever i heard the story as a kid i always wondering what it looked like, Thanks to the director and crew for this experience

These types of movies normally bore me to death and this gets 10/10 for doing just that

Strap yourself in to be bored senseless.

This documentary based around original NASA film and photographs of the 1969 mission to the moon is fascinating.

For someone who wasn't alive to witness this when it happened, this is an astonishingly well put-together collection of archival footage and sound clips that results in a seamlessly breathtaking recreation of the Apollo 11 mission.

With the clear image and modern soundtrack, it is a thrilling experience to see on the big screen.

I fell asleep half way through, it was just a succession of boring pictures, seriously, I prefer watching the young and the restless

Breathtaking restored footage covers the full story from launch to splash down.

But the effort they put on editing, makes for a gripping story, even if we know there will be the inevitable happy end.

With no narration and just the words of the astronauts and the people at Mission Control to guide us, I was on the edge of my seat watching velocity numbers increase and decrease accompanied by a pulsating music score.

A breathtaking experience of Apollo 11 mission .

A stunning film/documentary.

Apollo 11 (2019) 7.5 Act 1 - 7.7 Act 2 - 7.3 Act 3 - 7.5Good Incredible archive footage Pieces together beautifully Incredible shots Starts days before launch and ends on returnBad A little boring at times Wish it went a little deeper into who the astronauts were

Still very enjoyable, and I love, LOVE the original score by Matt Morton blasting away in an Omnimax setting.

From the onscreen countdowns accompanied by an intense score to the parallel screen cuts of both Earth and the Moon.

Bored to death!

Highly Riveting .

Exciting material, dull presentation .

Worth watching!!

The whole idea of putting a man on the moon is mind-blowingly fascinating, and should have presented a more dynamic effort than what is related by this picture.

Breathtaking .

Fascinating styles and substance comprise this glimpse of 1969 humanity in its purest, unaffected form: Americans and tourists and their children elated, in a dignified way, to watch history in the making.

It's one of the most exciting and beautiful documentaries I've ever seen.

The overall effect is simply thrilling.

But this one was so different and moving and suspenseful, that I've seen it multiple times since I first saw it.

The images were great mind blowing at times the narration wasn't great though and it felt like we were just watching largely uncut footage rather than a directed film.

As in any NASA documentary-it cannot be left out- is the dance, perfectly choreographed, in the fluorescently-lit stage of the control rooms, at Houston and Kennedy, of man after man, in rapid succession, giving the thrilling order: "Go.

Just (fascinating) footage .

Apollo 11 is a fantastic example of making an engaging documentary while primarily using archive footage.

After recently re-watching Apollo 13 and marveling at how accurate the special effects looked, to see the real deal is breathtaking.

What makes this so impressive aside from the fascinating footage is that the makers tell their story with well edited film, not hours of interviews, box pops etc - this is all about the mission and the science.

This also makes for an adrenaline pumping sequence with the long buildup to the launch.

Kind of boring in the middle.

And it's fascinating.

Great selection of shots, and the editing was superb, creating an excellent sense of pace as well as stakes, and made the whole thing completely engrossing.

Watch with full sound or proper over ear headphones for the stunning take off and landing and spectacular return.

The moon landing happened before I was born, but the 50th anniversary was a good time to consider the sheer magnitude of the achievement and this doco honours that beutifully - it is absolutely riveting stuff.

Being able to view High Definition footage from the US National Archives, of Mankind's most superlative achievement is absolutely mind blowing!

It's amazing that it's taken 50 years for this to be released, but it is truly nerve racking and exciting at every moment.

A stunning and often gripping snapshot of an amazing achievement.

The movie is good in avoiding 'man-splaining' the art of space travel, but this might be confusing for the young and uninitiated.

The best you can say about this incredible film is that it is completely absorbing from beginning to end and you have the feeling that it was filmed yesterday, let alone 50 years ago.

Breathtaking images and no annoying commentary.

While this movie is entertaining and enthralling at times to watch I think it was an attempt to convince us that America in July 1969 was totally responsible for the Moon Landing and was to coin a phrase from "He Who Must not be Named " Great Again!

That being said, the film is also really, really really boring.

This film could be put down as just old clips of the moon landing but the stylised way the footage is put together and remastered is absolutely stunning the main character of the film is the score my god it's incredible with its eary synthetic space sounds and even a bit of Johnny cash it's one of the best things about this film.

This is little more than propaganda.

Stunning .

And it was thrilling!

Most boring movie waste of time.

So if you're attentive, you'll pick up fascinating bits like that, but otherwise the documentary approach is somewhat bland and not as inspiring as one might expect.

Stunning as was First Man last year.

The cinematography and visuals are stunning, and whilst the documentary could come off as bland without any narration, in reality it really doesn't need it.

It is an incredible documentary..Amazing! Breathtaking moments..

The filmmakers here have done an almost impossible job, condensing thousands of hours of footage into a gripping 93 minutes of one of the most astonishing achievements mankind has ever done.

The film was boring that I ended up using the length of the film as a timer for my nap

's was entertaining enough.

Up there with them now is 2019's Apollo 11, an exciting new film from Todd Douglas Miller that is begging for you to see it on the biggest screen possible.

The editing and added graphics help with keeping the footage engaging.

Stunning assembly with electrifying, gripping moments.

Breathtaking images, amazing documentary!!

Technical competency aside, it is just incredibly tedious to watch all the shots of people looking concerned at computer panels.

It's always interesting but the pacing sometimes makes it seem a little dull, usually just after it has been at its most exciting.

The whole film is absorbing, you live every moment.

Completely Absorbing .

His flat film made the climax of Neil Armstrong taking that giant leap for Mankind about as exciting as ironing a nylon shirt.

When you combine all of these elements, it makes for outright compelling viewing.

Final Say -As close as many of us will ever get to experiencing the world from an entirely different view, Apollo 11's captivating real life footage provides a thrilling, heartfelt and memorable examination of a very special moment in mankind's history.

Quiet, absorbing .

I hope they found it as intense and thrilling as I did.

Visually Stunning Feat, Emotionally Stirring.

The fact that this film is comprised of all archival footage and sound is stunning.

Apollo 11 Simply Stunning .

BUT it's more than worth watching.