Movie Review: Ad Astra

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Into the Stars. This is one movie I’d recommend waiting for the DVD release, or Netflix. It touted itself as an action movie in the previews; all the trailors led me to believe it was going to be some kick-ass quest to find a long-lost father.

I was pretty disappointed.

Brad Pitt plays the son of Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), an astronaut who led a deep space voyage 30 years ago, but vanished. Brad is tasked with finding him.

Yes the scenery is pretty cool. Space, anti-gravity and all that are indeed spectacular. The cool space buggy scene you saw in the trailor? Yeah, that happens within the first few minutes of the film, and then you’re left with cheesy narration which is supposed to pull at your heart strings, but it just didn’t work for me.

There’s no connection to the characters whatsoever. I can’t feel sorry for the son (Brad Pitt) for missing his father, nor can I feel anything for the dad either. I found it to be a super slow movie with no action, and a weak storyline. It’s almost like the producers said “wow, we got Brad Pitt,” but they didn’t know what to do with him.

I expected more.

Andrew liked it, I hated it, so judging this one using the two views.

Andrew: Rating: 5/5 Two Thumbs Up.

Me: Rating: 2/5 Two Thumbs Down.

Release date: September 20, 2019 (USA)DirectorJames GrayCinematographyHoyte van HoytemaMusic composed byMax RichterScreenplayJames GrayEthan Gross

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