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Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

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Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

On again tonight..... ITV2 19:45 to 22:30
Apollo 13 (1995)
Fact-based drama about the ill-fated 1970 Apollo 13 mission to the moon.
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Re: Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

I enjoyed it at the cinema.  May watch it again Smiley
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Re: Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

I think it's well worth a viewing, I watched it a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

It's one of the few films where you know the outcome but still feel the suspense and root for all involved.

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Re: Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

Indeed, one of my favourite films.
Another on a loosely similar theme: Space Cowboys. What a great cast: Clint Eastwood (who also directed it) Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, William Devane, James Cromwell and many other Hollywood stalwarts all in the same movie.
Ok the plot is a bit suspect (but is it really?) but a tour-de-force of acting skills without the maddening 2 second scene bites for the concentration challenged so prevalent these days.
However, most reviewers only give it three stars.
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Re: Fly me to the moon.....Again... Apollo 13 film

Films often exaggerate the plot to enhance the tension, but with Apollo 13 that wasn't needed.
The end where they were minutes overdue from the communications blackout to the point where everyone was fearing the worst and then appeared within sight of the recovery fleet was pure Hollywood script at it's most dramatic - except that was what actually happened!
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Apollo 13; directed by the brilliant Ron Howard. The very same Ron Howard who played Ritchie in Happy Days.
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