Ryan Gosling is playing himself and flies to the moon.
Don’t get me wrong, First Man is not a bad movie. It has its moments, especially when Gosling
drives rides his spaceships, planes and when he walks on the moon. But no matter how they try, the film lacks the emotional touch – except for this very one moment on the moon surface. So I left the movie with mixed feelings – impressed by the men who where flying in those tin cans, but not feeling more connected to the historic person of Neil Armstrong than before.
PS: And if I’d be Goslings manager, I’d look for some roles where he is required to show some more facial expressions.