Pros:Strong cast, good story line, very funny moments
Cons:Gaps in details, lack of real emotion
This looked like an interesting idea. The trailer was good (of course, the trailers are always good these days, sometimes better than the movies themselves).
Recommend this product?
Overall, it was a good movie. There was fairly strong character development and the story line was pretty interesting. There were some very funny moments. The only thing that bothered me, was that they seemed to spend so much time establishing all the conflicts at the beginning, that they didn't leave themselves much room at the end for explaining Gerson's involvement with the Russians. They really just hinted at it. I expected MPs to come and take him away at the end.
Nobody seemed to really get too choked up about sacrificing Tommy Lee Jones. I know there were a few tears (mostly from my Wife), but if that were a real person, I would imagine there would have been a little more concern. Yes, I know somebody had to do it...
Combine that story line with the effects of Apollo 13 and fill in some of the gaps, and I think you'd have an Oscar winner. At the moment, it'll be a good rental.