January 31, 2019 1:27 PM Subscribe
As the 50th anniversary draws near, Apollo 11 is yet another film about the 1969 manned moon mission. Made from recently found and restored video and audio, after premiering at Sundance the film has picked up positive reviews. Variety: '...just about all the footage has never been seen before.' Gizmodo: 'Six weeks before launch, MGM lost interest'. Nerdist: 'The footage ... looks so crisp, so clean, so impossibly high definition that you would think it was filmed last week..'. Hollywood Reporter: '...the weight and grandeur that come from 6.5 million pounds of machinery instead of CG'. Previously on MetaFilter: the flight plan, Saturn V launch, getting to the moon, 35th anniversary, the Apollo photos.