Excerpt: Recommended. Note: "Apollo 13" was a visually satisfying theatrical experience. However, like most of the Studio's other Blu-ray releases, this disc is hampered at times by Universal's ugly trademark digital manipulation.
Excerpt: A downfall to creating a film based off of well known true events is that the conclusion is spoiled, therefore, leaving little in the conclusion that is unexpected. Therefore, these kinds of films tend to rely more on the journey to provide the emotional umph, then the actual conclusion.
Great storyline if only it was directed properly!!
10 August 2012
Excerpt: I'll be frank with you all, the only reason i ever gave this film a second thought was due to Jason Stathum being in it. After watching the film it wasn't even worth it even for his performance which wasn't much of one. I was a little confused by the beginning of the storyline here.
Summary: A dramatic true to life film of various individuals with a goal consisting of astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and Apollo 13 Flight Director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris).
Excerpt: Whoa there! How many Blu ray releases are there of this movie?? I've counted three now. Are each one of these Blu ray discs the SAME mastering? I now own the Jun 2011 release and to be honest...the Video graining is just terrible. I've never viewed such poor quality on such a recent (16 yr) movie.
Excerpt: Ron Howard's Oscar winning "Apollo 13" is competently made in every aspect. Masterful cinematography by the now legendary Dean Cundey and flawless editing solidify "Apollo 13" as the American history classic it is today.