What exactly is the point in making a movie about an event that already happened? Apollo 13 attempted a moon landing in 1970 but had all kinds of problems, aborted the mission and then flew back to earth. I hate to ruin the movie for anyone but here's the end: they land.
This isn't especially exciting since that's exactly what happened in 1970. Nothing is really surprising. Now, if one of the pilots, say Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon or Bill Paxton, if one of their heads exploded in mid-flight, that would have been exciting because it didn't really happen and people would have been really surprised and turned to their film-going companions and asked: "Did that really happen?"
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