4.5 Apollo 13. Kevin1075 | 16/10/2011 | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754) It's a little hard to believe that this film is from all the way back in 1995 now, since I can remember going to see it in cinemas when it first came out!Based on the true story of the events of the ill-fated Apollo 13 Moon mission this is a fantastic movie experience thanks to painstaking recreations of the period and the solid script and direction from Ron Howard drawing maximum wonder and tension out of the story as it moves. Even knowing the outcome, the entire re-entry sequence is still a nerve-shredder!! In this two disc edition you get a nice selection of bonus features, but not anything exhaustive to go through, although the film itself is good enough on it's own. Ton Hanks leads the film as Jim Lovell, but every role seems to be perfectly cast across the board.A strong emotive story, excellent special effects and good performances across the board...................what else could you want from a movie for a couple of hours!