Apollo 13 (1995)

What surprises me is that I apparently haven't seen this movie in the last eight years (the start of my blog). Granted I have been known to forget to record an entry from time to time.

Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks)

Initially my gut feeling was that I've seen this movie in full twice before. However, watching the movie, my guess is that I've seen the ending several times, but I've only seen the movie in full once before.

In any case, I was initially only going to take a couple of screenshots. And then I was going to stop watching the movie at the halfway point (1 hour 10 minutes). But the movie at the halfway point was so gripping that I watched the movie straight until the end - despite knowing how it ended.

Overall, the movie was well-paced with a constant sense of urgency, realistic (e.g., filming in reduced-gravity aircraft), and had wonderful sound. I would recommend the film to anyone who enjoys a good drama.

Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon)

Remark: Tom Hank's performance is good in this film, but nothing about it is worth noting.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

Instant Comments:
"Houston, we have a problem."
I watched a video on a slide rule. I never knew how to use one before. Neat.
That makeshift filter adapter was one of my favorite scenes in the movie.

Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise)

I didn't remember how critical Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) was to the success of the rescue mission.
All that water condensation dripping down.
The ending wasn't as tense because I already know how it ended.

Watched at least once before.
Watched 20180219 (Netflix, Instant)
Apollo 13 (1995) Ron Howard. 140 min [adaptation ot book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (1994) by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger]

Gene Kranz (Ed Harris)

Relevant Links:
Apollo 13 (IMDb.com)
Apollo 13 (RottenTomatoes.com)
Apollo 13 (film) (Wikipedia.org)
Apollo 13 (Wikipedia.org)

Jim Lovell

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