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A documentary examination of the events of the Apollo 13 mission that would lead to the phrase 'Houston, we have a problem' becoming known all over th...

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“Spaceman the lifeboat!”

published 22/10/2007

ProHistorically accurate and informative

ConsTrying to make a drama out of what was actually a ...

This is a review of 'Apollo 13' in the HD DVD format The world stood still for Apollo 11 as it descended to the surface of the moon in 1969. I was in a garden shed with a bed, a short-wave radio and a black and white TV. It was the topic on everyone's lips. However, by the time Apollo 13 flew, as...

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“Houston - we have a problem!”

published 02/08/2008

Prowonderful film of a true story

Consnone

I remember watching Apollo 13 when it first came out at the cinema in 1995. Base on the real events of the unsuccessful moon mission in 1970, it would have been possible to hear a pin drop as the entire audience watched as the events unfolded - and this was even when we knew what happened. For...

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“The Can Jumped Over the Moon”

published 28/05/2001

ProA space film that isn't sci-fi

ConsOnly if you know the ending (true story)

A few years ago while I was still single and had what amounted to a small disposable income I used to attend the cinema at Brighton Marina on a weekly basis. My friend Mark would drive us the fifteen or so miles, we’d check out what was on, pick out the mutual favourite, stock up on giant...

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“A Simple Trip To The Moon”

published 06/03/2002

ProFabulously accurate

ConsIt ends?

Ok, here comes the admission: I missed Apollo 13. Admittedly so did much of America (such was the American lack of interest to begin with) but I missed it spectacularly. Not only could I not be bothered to show any interest, I couldn't even be bothered to be born for another 4 years. But now it's...

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“Houston We have a classic”

published 05/01/2001

ProGripping story, excellent supporting roles, sfx, t...

Consknown ending, Hanks just a tad robotic, Quinlann u...

An excellent space movie based on the true events of the aborted Apollo 13 mission to the Moon back in 70/71. Of course for those of us who are old enough to remember the moon missions we already know the ending. However, Ron Howard does an excellent job of making this "remake" even more...

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Excellent

ProSuperb acting. Great effects.

ConsWe know the ending.

Many of you youngsters would have watched this film as a piece of entertainment. For an older person like me this is a film of an event that for 7 days gripped the whole world. When space travel started each astronaut was thought of as a hero but by the time of the Apollo 13 launch the public...

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Excellent

ProRon Howard has done his homework to bring us a rea...

ConsI cannot see any. This film contains great actors ...

This Ron Howard directed film is based on the true events surrounding Apollo 13’s mission to the moon, which sadly had to be aborted due to an explosion in the oxygen tank. It goes into the lives of each of the Astronauts as they build up to mission launch. The astronauts, Jim Lovell (Tom...

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“ 'It comes after 12, Hon'”

published 05/04/2006

ProAmazing cast, true story

ConsNo proper ones really

First, a few facts about the film: The film was made in 1995 It was directed by Ron Howard (he also directed 'A beautiful mind', among many other films. He also has produced many and has acted in many) Co-written by many writers including Jim Lovell, who was one of the astronauts (the on the...

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“Houston We have a Problem”

published 29/12/2000

ProJust a great film

Consnone

Apollo 13 is an incredible depiction of the real life space drama. It has an all star cast including Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. They all play their roles perfectly and manage to create the tension and courage that creates the film. It has a great plot which...

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“So Close, I can touch it.”

published 12/02/2001

ProGreat film

ConsNone

This film is a great story and the strange thing is, IT REALLY HAPPENED!!! What was about to become America's darkest hour in space became a "successful Failure" when 3 American Apollo astronauts battle back to earth in their damaged spacecraft. This film directed by one time Happy Days star, Ron...

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“What Problem”

published 27/01/2001

ProTense drama

ConsNone

This is the ultimate rescue story envisaged by science fiction writers ever since space flight was a writer’s dream that actually happened. The film tells the story of how nigh on thirty years ago astronaut Jim Lovell, played by Tom Hanks, radioed mission control with the now classic...

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APOLLO 13 (US 1995) directed by Ron Howard produced by Brian Grazer written by Al Reinert & William Broyles Jr. based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger starring Tom Hanks Bill Paxton Kevin Bacon Gary Sinise Ed Harris Kathleen Quinlan Mary Kate Schellhardt Emily Ann Lloyd Clint...

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“Just like being there!”

published 01/07/2005

ProGreat special effects, believable acting

ConsAs it's a well-known true story it's less tense th...

I'm (just) old enough to remember watching TV pundits talking about these three men struggling to get back to Earth after a malfunction in their Apollo space capsule. It was a tense time and I think this film captures the feel of the time. I'm not going to talk about the story or reveal the...

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“Well put together”

published 10/09/2000

This film i think was needed to show the people of the world what really can and does happen on these NASA missions. Tom Hanks was definatly the man they wanted for the part and they got him, he played it all really well, like he always does. As for the other two guys on the mission, one of them...

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“Read the book. Then see this”

published 17/07/2000

ProGreat story, great performances, great everything

Consnone!

This has become one of my favourite films. I saw this as I was supposed to write about it for Physics homework many years ago. It launched (no pun intended) a love affair with all things space which even had me seriously considering becoming an astronaut for 3 years. Even after this desire...

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A documentary examination of the events of the Apollo 13 mission that would lead to the phrase 'Houston, we have a problem' becoming known all over the western world.

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