Buzz Aldrin slams new moon landing film

An upcoming Hollywood blockbuster about the first moon landing in 1969 has become a target of right-wing America and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin.

Aldrin and conservative critics are claiming the film starring Ryan Gosling is unpatriotic, as it omits a scene showing the US flag being planted on the moon.

In Neil Armstrong's own words, the first moon landing in 1969 was a moment of incredible human achievement.

Gosling plays Neil Armstrong and flag-waving American patriots are angry because of his apparent unpatriotic characterisation of the Apollo 11 mission.  

 "I think this was widely regarded, in the end, as a human achievement," says Gosling.

The second man to walk of the moon Buzz Aldrin has also weighed in, upset the film doesn't show the American flag being planted on the lunar surface.

Aldrin has tweeted photos of Armstrong and himself on the moon, with the hashtag 'Proud to Be American'and 'Freedom'.

President Trump's favourite news show Fox And Friends has also taken offence, calling Gosling an idiot on their show.

"Here's what I think. I think Ryan Gosling is an idiot, he's a global citizen."

"He thinks it's a human achievement that a bunch of humans got together and said we're gonna go to the moon, no it was one country propelled by capitalism."

But Neil Armstrong's own sons Mark and Rick have defended Gosling.

Saying, "Of course, it celebrates an American achievement. It also celebrates an achievement 'for all mankind,' as it says on the plaque Neil and Buzz left on the moon."

As for the actual American flag planted on the moon, Aldrin has previously said it was blown away by the engine exhaust just seconds after take-off back to earth.