Breathtaking both in the scope of its vision and the exhilaration of the human emotions it captures, Al Reinert’s award-winning documentary For All Mankind is the story of the 24 men who traveled to the Moon—told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.
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A plaintive documentary that attempts to capture “for all mankind” what it was like to make the surreal journey from the earth to the moon. The film works best when quiet, abstract imagery of space play against the musings of former astronauts and Brian Eno’s score.
Without going to the moon, after watching this movie, you begin to feel where you are when you look at the moon. A hymn to the universe and, most of all, Earth in our own human words, with the ending reminding the material of which man is made of, in the words of Gene Cernan, "the stars are my home". Beware, however - "For All Mankind" makes you want to be a part of Apollo mission for life.
One of the most boring docs I've sat through, but given the subject matter, Ive given it an extra star. Not sure this one is really worthy of all the hype surrounding it. Worth seeing if you are a fan of space travel