Neil Armstron's sons back First Man movie against 'Anti-American' claim made by ...

The sons of Neil Armstrong are defending Damien Chazelle's docudrama about the moon landing after conservative pundits decried the film's lack of emphasis on the American flag's planting on the lunar surface.

In a statement Friday, Rick and Mark Armstrong, along with 'First Man' author James R. Hansen, denied that Chazelle's film is 'anti-American in the slightest.'

Though 'First Man' includes several shots showing the American flag on the moon, it does not depict the flag planting. 

In a statement Friday, Rick and Mark Armstrong, along with 'First Man' author James R. Hansen, denied that Chazelle's film is 'anti-American in the slightest'

In a statement Friday, Rick and Mark Armstrong, along with 'First Man' author James R. Hansen, denied that Chazelle's film is 'anti-American in the slightest'

After the film premiered earlier this week at the Venice Film Festival, some commentators on social media who hadn't seen the movie criticized the film. Including Senator Marco Rubio

After the film premiered earlier this week at the Venice Film Festival, some commentators on social media who hadn't seen the movie criticized the film. Including Senator Marco Rubio

After the film premiered earlier this week at the Venice Film Festival, some commentators on social media who hadn't seen the movie criticized the film. 

'This is total lunacy. And a disservice at a time when our people need reminders of what we can achieve when we work together,' said Senator Marco Rubio.

'The American people paid for that mission, on rockets built by Americans, with American technology & carrying American astronauts. It wasn't a UN mission.' 

'This is a film that focuses on what you don't know about Neil Armstrong. It's a film that focuses on things you didn't see or may not remember about Neil's journey to the moon,' the letter reads

'This is a film that focuses on what you don't know about Neil Armstrong. It's a film that focuses on things you didn't see or may not remember about Neil's journey to the moon,' the letter reads

Neil Armstrong's son and the author's letter addressed people's qualms, adding that most hadn't even seen the movie, which hits theaters October 12.

'We've read a number of comments about the film today and specifically about the absence of the flag planting scene, made largely by people who haven't seen the movie. As we've seen it multiple times, we thought maybe we should weigh in, they said, according to Vulture.

'This is a film that focuses on what you don't know about Neil Armstrong. It's a film that focuses on things you didn't see or may not

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