“First Man,” the biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong has been getting rave reviews after it was premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Canadian actor Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong, and the film also stars Claire Foy as Armstrong's wife, Janet.

The film stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and is directed by "La La Land" and "Whiplash" fame director Damien Chazelle.

The flick chronicles the situation surrounding the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and draws extensively from James R. Hansen's biography of Armstrong. The film details in honesty the rivalry between the two superpowers in the race to reach the Moon first.

Critics have praised the flick for its intensely stunning and riveting drama as well as the depiction of the inherent dangers of fast-tracking the mission.

Controversy Galore

Though the Biopic has not been released on American screens, it had already caused controversy for not depicting the iconic moment when Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon.

The moment was iconic, and NASA wanted to put the American stamp on the mission when it even placed a rod inside the flag to create the illusion of a fluttering flag despite the absence of a lunar atmosphere.

This was despite the fact that though no country could claimed any part of the Earth’s only satellite. It was discussed to put a UN flag instead.

However, Uncle Sam had his will and the Stars and stripes

However Gosling’s answer to questions during a press conference after the flick’s screening at the Venice Film Festival Wednesday was that this is a human achievement and Armstrong considered him as a representative of the human race and not an American hero.

Critics differ

Neil Armstrong was a decorated test pilot before his selection for the Apollo mission. He also had undertaken thousands of sorties during the Korean War, and this very fact makes him an American Hero say, critics.

Watch trailer video

The trailer of the flick can be viewed here and is like a fast-forward of the actual flick. The script has been written by Josh Singer who is better known for his Oscar-winning "Spotlight" and "The Post" scripts.

"First Man" will hit the screens on October 12, 2018.

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