The Challenger Disaster (2013)

cd“I’m an atheist, I personally doubt they’re touching the face of God so I prefer to show my respect by finding the CAUSE of their appalling deaths and not stand around looking sad.” – Richard Feynman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Nov 2013)

Brief Synopsis – The story behind the commission that was tasked with finding out why the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on 28 Jan 1986.

My Take on it – Being a fan of the space program and it’s history, I was hoping for a better movie, but was disappointed that this movie hits many bumps along the way that just drag out the story in ways that are unnecessary.

Certain parts get too technical and aren’t explained to the viewer as much as it probably should have been.

The good thing I can say about this movie is that it has a great cast. It was nice to see William Hurt. Brice Greenwood, Brian Dennehy and Joanne Whalley all back in action.

It’s too bad they couldn’t have made this one better.

Bottom Line – Expected a better movie, was bored thru parts of it because it got too technical.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

3 thoughts on “The Challenger Disaster (2013)

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  2. I really didn’t mind the technical aspects (I’m a bit of a science geek anyway) of the movie and I loved the way it played out and unfolded using Feynman as a guide and central character. I thought it pretty solid as a “whatdunnit” type of docu-drama. But I can see where some may have felt a bit fatigued by the proceedings.

    I remember what I was doing the day the Challenger exploded and it is forever etched in my mind and since then (and before as well) I have been a big follower of NASA’s projects and expedition. Just such fascinating stuff, no?

    I wasn’t as bored as you were with it. I felt that the exploration, not only the politics and machinations of the Commission, of what happened and what made the O rings fail was quite emotional and resonant. I wish it were a bit longer. Thanks for sending me over the link. I enjoyed your post, Rob!


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