First Man is a refreshing take on a story we’ve heard a million times. It’s an ‘apollo movie’ that’s been stripped of its patriotism and heroics, and instead focuses on brutal realism and success through failure.
So way back when Moon came out, I was excited about the talk of director Duncan Jones’s other project in the works: Mute, about a deaf bartender in a futuristic Blade Runneresque Berlin. Jones went on to make Source Code, a very decent sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and then the over-the-top Hollywood adaptation of video game Warcraft. FINALLY, Jones has returned to his passion project Mute, and who better to kick off his dream project than Netflix.