While elements of Damien Chazelle's previous work is visible, he goes against his previous award contenders with something deeply personal, gritty and often pretty dark. The personal story him and Gosling look to portray is executed pretty well as the subtle performance and story, gives us something different as we see a man dealing with grief on multiple levels. The wonder and awe of the event of the moon landing is still given to us, while historical elements are sprinkled in throughout, which might disappoint those who want a straight forward retelling of the story. The music is fantastic, with great sound and visual editing from the film makers who all add to the often eerie, intense and scary atmosphere the film creates, which while has been done by many other similar projects before, the technology of this era is what sets it apart. The scary feel can be distressing at the wrong moments but also adds to the courage and bravery displayed by the real members of this monumental mission all those years ago.