Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by shane0911, Aug 15, 2018.
It's honestly becoming absurd. Why not hire a tranny actor and have him plant a rainbow flag.
I will say that I have subsequently read a statement from Armstrong's 2 sons and it does change my opinion somewhat.
“We’ve read a number of comments about the film today and specifically about the absence of the flag planting scene, made largely by people who haven’t seen the movie. As we’ve seen it multiple times, we thought maybe we should weigh in.
This is a film that focuses on what you don’t know about Neil Armstrong. It’s a film that focuses on things you didn’t see or may not remember about Neil’s journey to the moon. The filmmakers spent years doing extensive research to get at the man behind the myth, to get at the story behind the story. It’s a movie that gives you unique insight into the Armstrong family and fallen American Heroes like Elliot See and Ed White. It’s a very personal movie about our dad’s journey, seen through his eyes.
This story is human and it is universal. Of course, it celebrates an America achievement. It also celebrates an achievement “for all mankind,” as it says on the plaque Neil and Buzz left on the moon. It is a story about an ordinary man who makes profound sacrifices and suffers through intense loss in order to achieve the impossible.
Although Neil didn’t see himself that way, he was an American hero. He was also an engineer and a pilot, a father and a friend, a man who suffered privately through great tragedies with incredible grace. This is why, though there are numerous shots of the American flag on the moon, the filmmakers chose to focus on Neil looking back at the earth, his walk to Little West Crater, his unique, personal experience of completing this journey, a journey that has seen so many incredible highs and devastating lows.
In short, we do not feel this movie is anti-American in the slightest. Quite the opposite. But don’t take our word for it. We’d encourage everyone to go see this remarkable film and see for themselves.”
Screw that. I'd have cast Baker Mayfield to play the part and give him the biggest baddest Old Glory we could find.
Sounds like the family is getting movie royalties.
Of course but for them to be OK with deleting the planting of the flag scene shows that they value the money more than the legacy of one of the greatest single moments in the history of the world as well as mankind.
Yes, Armstong did say "great leap for mankind" but it wasn't a One World flag that he planted on the moon.
Fuck them all. If it wasn’t about America that dude would have never planted the fucking flag.
Agree. I liked it better when Santa Clause was a white dude, too.
Is jeebus still white?