Aviation legend General Chuck Yeager just spoke out on the new movie (see below) that’s drawing so much controversy for taking liberties with the truth about astronaut Neil Armstrong. He responded to a tweet directed at him regarding the new movie about the man who was the first to walk on the moon:
“THAT’S NOT THE NEIL ARMSTRONG I KNEW”
That's not the Neil Armstrong I knew
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 31, 2018
The movie called ‘First Man’ just premiered at the Venice Film Festival where the actor and movie that portrays Armstrong decided to play loose and free with the truth.
The controversy that’s now moving into a boycott is that in the movie the great moment of Armstrong planting an American flag on the moon is left out. Yes, one of the proudest moments in America was just left out. We’re guessing some liberal Hollywood muckily muck thought it would be uncool to be patriotic and actually show what truly happened.
Gosling tried his best to explain away the snafu:
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement that’s how we chose to view it, I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
The American taxpayers also made the mission possible! We call BS on Gosling’s reason!
The movie about Neil Armstrong being the first man on the moon shamefully leaves out the incredible part where Armstrong plants the American flag on the moon:
The movie’s lead actor is trying to make excuses for this glaring omission by saying it “transcends nations”. Huh?
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted an American flag on the moon in 1969…one of the proudest moments in American history. Ryan Gosling is Canadian so maybe he doesn’t get our proud remembrance of this historic occasion.
JAMES WOODS SAID IT BEST WITH THIS ONE TWEET:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 31, 2018
The upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” from “Whiplash” and “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to rave reviews and early Oscar buzz. But the movie doesn’t include a key scene in Armstrong’s mission to the moon and an integral moment in American history.
The movie omits the American flag being planted on the moon, and the movie’s star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong, defended the decision when asked about it at Venice (via The Telegraph).
Gosling, who’s Canadian, argued that the first voyage to the moon was a “human achievement” that didn’t just represent an American accomplishment, and that’s how Armstrong viewed it.
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”