Apollo 13 (1995) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Apollo 13

acting 7

directing 7

effects 7

editing 6

writing 6

SW SCORE: 33

3.3 out of 5 šŸ™

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So there was this spaceship in the olden days and they had some high tech car trouble and everyone almost died but then nobody died and then they made it all back safe. It’s an ok movie. I like Ron Howard but most of his movies just feel like there aren’t too many chances being taken (‘Frost/Nixon’ being a rare exception). They are almost always good but I would hardly call any of them great. I’d say the same about Apollo 13. Good acting. Good photography. Good story. Nothing great.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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