The true story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon, which
was forced to return to Earth after the ship suffered massive damage.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Directed by Ron Howard
Written by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert
Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon,
Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan
Based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
Oscar Wins - Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Kathleen Quinlan), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects,
Best Original Score (James Horner)
Apollo 13 was an astonishing, suspenseful thrill ride that had me on the edge of my seat. It's absolutely crazy that the astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 survived and this movie details their survival in all its glory.
The performances were absolutely top notch, with Tom Hanks leading a stellar cast of character actors. The terror in their eyes felt real, as the idea of being trapped in outer space terrifies me to the core. I appreciated how most of the dialogue was NASA's technical lingo, as it added to the realism and made the film seem more like an actual event.
Ron Howard is a great director and he continues to make films like this that entertain and thrill us to the point where it feels more like real life than a movie. The drama in this film was more believable than I'd seen in a long time and because of that, this movie excelled and won me over.