Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ad Astra Movie Review (SPOILERS)

Ad Astra is a space drama which I enjoyed but wouldn’t sit through again.  

What I liked; the moon pirates.   Can we get a full feature on that?   Also, the 70’s-80’s sci-fi vibe when Roy Mcbride(Pitt)was on Mars.  Especially when he was in the ‘comfort room.’   The psych evaluation tests which determine if one is fit to serve.   The soundtrack was great as well.  It gave weight to awe-inspiring visuals while in space or during a ship's launch.   Finally, the father-son themes and Pitt not choosing to go down his father's path, which seemed to be the case for a while in the story.

However, I prefer Interstellar and Gravity to Ad Astra if we are comparing similar films.   Space madness is introduced in Interstellar, and it is an element in the narrative here.  It seems the longer you are in space you might become crazy.  Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones characters had shades of that, but it didn’t stop them from trying to achieve their respective missions.

Overall, the film feels long and boring at times.    It can be trimmed.   Good movie, but not great.

Haven't seen Interstellar or Gravity?    See them here.

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Find out more about Ad Astra here. https://bit.ly/2mq0R1O


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