What it’s about
Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert of the Apollo 13 moon mission find themselves stranded when their spacecraft gets damaged. NASA must now find a way to bring them back before it is too late.
Why you should watch it
This film in nailbiting fashion tells the story of the fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon, and in doing so splendidly captures both the ingenuity of the space program in getting people to the moon full stop along with the power of man to pull together to save lives.
For that reason along with the fact that watching this film provides a solid understanding of just how difficult a task it was to save the three men of Apollo 13, this film is most definitely worth watching as it can teach us a lot not just about history, but about who we are as a people and just what it is, if we put our minds to it, we can achieve.
Runtime: 140 minutes