Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden Says “Gravity is the Worst Movie I’ve Ever Seen,” Prefers Clint Eastwood’s “Space Cowboys”


Last night’s TIFF premiere of “First Man” brought out Apollo astronaut Al Worden, who appeared on stage for a Q&A after the screening with director Damien Chazelle, stars Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, and Neil Armstrong’s sons.

Worden flew on Apollo 15 and walked on the moon. First Man tells the story of Apollo 11 and the first men who had this incredible experience.

Asked about the veracity of “First Man,” Worden had only kind words. But he less generous over all to “science fiction movies and those set in space.” He said “Gravity” was the worst movie ever made, but he liked Clint Eastwood’s “Space Cowboys.” Why? Watch the video below:


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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