The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff review: Best part is the nudge to rewatch the original

John Glenn (Patrick J. Adams) and other members of the Mercury 7

National Geographic/Gene Page

I don’t envy the makers of The Right Stuff, who set about reimagining one of the best films ever produced about US endeavours in air and space. Perhaps sensing that millennials and Gen Z aren’t as interested in brave, escapist tales from the cold war, the remake dumps the biopic aspects of the story for a more “family friendly” feel. What exactly the makers thought was family friendly about a bunch of heavy drinking macho test pilots escapes me, but this ragtag group …