“First Man”–a new movie depicting the moon landing–is getting some harsh criticism… from Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to step foot on the moon.
The film, which depicts the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, has been heavily criticized in the media for leaving our a key scene: planting the American flag on the surface of the moon.
The star of the film, Ryan Gosling, who is Canadian, said that the choice was made because they wanted to portray the moon landing as a “human achievement” rather than an American one.
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement–that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling said. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
But Aldrin, apparently, didn’t agree.
On Sunday, the 88-year-old astronaut tweeted two pictures: one that prominently depicts him and astronaut Lance Armstrong planting the flag on the moon, and another that shows Aldrin saluting the flag in his spacesuit.
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) September 3, 2018