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A cross between slapstick and a government propaganda video
on 17 September 2014
This is the story of the Mercury project, America's response, prior to Apollo, to Russia's lead in the space race. The film has some impressive and beautiful shots of spacecraft. It is long on exaggerated heroic scenes and short on insight into the characters and events and its style, a cross between slapstick and a government propaganda video, was for me barely watchable for its full 3 hour length.