Apollo 13 however brings us all back to earth, literally, with a true tale that even to this day seems almost too incredible to believe. Working hard they are preparing to make that dream come true as the crew of Apollo 13, the third due to land on the moon. While public interest in NASA may be fading along with its funding from congress, these men are celebrities in their own right, driving fast cars, living in big houses with their nuclear families and being recognised on the streets.
Add your rating See all 47 kid reviews. Mission Control, thousands of miles away from the stranded astronauts, must figure out a way to get the men home in one piece. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
In addition to the thrilling story, masterful performances, and impeccable technical authenticity, this movie is a heartening story of the triumph of smart guys with slide rules.
Even though viewers know the Apollo 13 mission turned out all right, even though the technical material is dense and the action is confined to a space smaller than an elevator, the tension is breathtaking, as the astronauts and the mission control team in Houston try to think their way back home.
Everything from duct tape to the cover of the flight manual to one of the astronaut's socks is used in this pre-McGuyver story, where mission control asks simply, "What's good on that ship? The legendary "Failure is not an option," said by Gene Kranz, head of Mission Control, when most people were certain the astronauts would never make it back, is worth discussing.
So are the changes since you were your children's age. Note that everyone in Mission Control is a white male and they all smoke all the time. They are amazed that a computer is small enough to fit into one room.
And you may have to explain why adults who watch the movie laugh when the engineers take out their slide rules -- for kids today, they are more exotic than an abacus. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the way that Mission Control solves the problems happening thousands of miles away by re-creating the conditions inside the spaceship Apollo Point out how the adults handle the strain, sometimes losing their tempers or blaming one another or trying to escape blamebut mostly working very well together.
Discuss the real-life event that inspired the movie. Ask older family members if they remember the event. Kids who want to learn more can go to the library or conduct Internet research.
Why are these important character strength s?Ron Howard has arrived.I scarcely know where to start writing about Apollo 13, the long-awaited story of the catastrophic 13th mission of the Apollo space program.
I went in expecting a whole lot from Howard and his star-studded cast. Nov 25, · Watch video · Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing/10(K).
Jun 30, · WRITE A REVIEW NO, THANK YOU. Review this Movie. Apollo 13 is a truly masterpiece, because of it's cool mix of true history, serious work, suspense, gorgeous interpretation, intelligent direction and great story-telling. Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by IMDb | Video and Images provided by IVA.
We Deal 77%(22). Jun 30, · Watch video · The special effects in Apollo 13, however, served the film very well. Of course, the most significant special effect in the film, aside from the space scenes, was the zero gravity, which was done flawlessly/10(K).
In , the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Apollo The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen 95%. Apollo 13 is a American space docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed urbanagricultureinitiative.com screenplay by William Broyles, Jr., and Al Reinert dramatizes the aborted Apollo 13 lunar mission and is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.