One of our country’s greatest accomplishments took place on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Flash forward to 2018, and liberals are trying to erase the fact that Americans were the first to land on the moon.
Apollo 11 was huge for American, as Russia was dominating in the space race. It helped prove that America was a force to be reckoned with.
When the American flag was planted on the moon, it marked a momentous occasion for our country. Western Journal writes, “The stars and stripes standing alone on the moon showed the world what America was capable of. The flag helped drive home why former President John F. Kennedy was so passionate and adamant about the United States being the first country to land on the moon.”
That’s why it shocked Americans when the new Hollywood movie about Neil Armstrong, “First Man,” left out the iconic moment when Armstrong planted the United States flag in the surface of the moon.
While we can’t say for sure the reason as to why the movie isn’t doing well in the box office, it’s more than likely it had something to do with the negating the importance of an American accomplishment.
Western Journal reports:
The movie has debuted to a disappointing box office take of $16 million, according to Deadline. The executives at Universal were hoping for at least $20 million for the opening of the movie, which had an estimated production cost of $60 million, according to IMDb.
For comparison, the poorly reviewed “Venom” more than doubled up “First Man” with a $35.7 million second weekend. Yes, superhero movies are seemingly perpetually in vogue, but it shouldn’t dilute just how much of a disappointment “First Man” was in its debut weekend.
Take a look at the official trailer for “First Man” below:
The 2 hour and 21 minute movie has been said to drag on, leading to the likely box office flop, as reported by Deadline, however it’s important to note that “A Star Is Born” took in around $28 million its second weekend in theaters, despite its 2 hour and 14 minute run time.
It’s pretty unlikely that seven minutes accounted for billions of dollars.