Ad Astra

Ad Astra

DVD - 2019
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Army Corps engineer and astronaut Roy McBride is searching for answers in the depths of space. Twenty years ago, Roy's father went in search of proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life on Neptune during a one-way mission. The mission was designated officially as a failure. Roy searches the solar system for the truth about both his father's mission and a recent mystery that has unfolded that threatens Earth. What Roy doesn't know is that this journey will do more than test him physically and mentally. The answers he finds will challenge everything he understands about the existence of humans.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 03, 2020

Ad Astra Per Aspera.
I don't know, I really liked. 2019 sci-fi drama starring Brad Pitt that didn't do well commercially, was kind of ignored by critics, and, if the below comments are anything to go by, was disliked by quite a few people. It's too bad because it's a really interesting and visually brilliant film. It can be loosely grouped with other "serious" sci-fi films like "Gravity," "The Martian," and "Interstellar," although director James Grey, working on a bigger scale than he ever has before, described it as a cross between "2001" and "Apocalypse Now," which is pretty accurate. Pitt gives a subdued and brooding performance as an astronaut who goes looking for his father (Tommy Lee Jones) at the end of the universe, and there's a great, if slightly underused, supporting cast. I wish I'd seen this in the theater because, even on a TV, the production design, cinematography, and overall visual style are spectacular. One of the most ambitious and overlooked films of 2019. Score by Max Richter.
Bonus fact: Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland were both in "Space Cowboys."

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JAS57
Mar 25, 2020

Lots of glaring plotholes, this movie is terrible.

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cbx4evr
Mar 13, 2020

Real yawner. Should have taken the reviews seriously. Those waiting to get this on a hold request are best advised to move on.

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danielshurman
Mar 12, 2020

barely watchable. slow-moving. unoriginal. the only good part is well-done special effects depicting future space travel.

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slaroche
Mar 10, 2020

3* long and drawn out. I was fastforwarding lots of it. Still interesting and some good parts as I do like space movies.

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xiaojunbpl12
Mar 09, 2020

"He captured strange and distant worlds in greater detail than ever before...But beneath their sublime surfaces, there was nothing...he could only see what was out there, and missed what was right in front of him.
...I will live and love. Submit."
I wonder if the messages delivered reflect most of us.

JCLHeatherM Mar 04, 2020

The final twenty minutes, where detached astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), gets closer with his long lost father and reclaims his life in the process, are what made the movie. The rest of the film felt a bit 'bleh', aside from the first ten minutes, which attempted to gibe a very rushed explanation into how Roy became who he was. Glad I viewed it, but not worth the rewatch.

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graybear1
Mar 01, 2020

Not a typical sci-fi with scary aliens, light-saber duels, etc (although there are a few explosions and chase scenes). This is more of a drama set in space. Enjoyed it, but the ending was not really a satisfying one. Not highly recommended, but worth a watch as long as you are not expecting the typical sci-fi action with aliens, et al.
I would guess that the message here is that we spend all our lives looking for something that may not exist, at the expense of enjoying what is right in front of us.

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sabermaster
Feb 29, 2020

A complete and utter waste of time
Not only did they forget to make it interesting they also forgot to make it entertaining. Brad Pitt should be ashamed of this junk but I guess they paid him more than enough to get over it.

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marx_bro
Feb 29, 2020

If you liked Jodi Foster's "Contact" you'll love this because the imagined cool-ass ending never came.

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ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

I've been trained to compartmentalize. Seems to be how I live my life.

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

I don't know if I hope to find him or finally be free of him.

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jimg2000
Jan 29, 2020

The title cards at the beginning:

THE NEAR FUTURE.

A TIME OF BOTH HOPE AND CONFLICT.

HUMANITY LOOKS TO THE STARS FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE AND THE PROMISE OF PROGRESS.

TO THE STARS

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jimg2000
Jan 29, 2020

24 quotes in IMDb; quite a few for a film with few dialogue. The two below is in IMDb already (thanks to the contributors):

I am active and engaged. I'm aware of my surroundings and those in my immediate sphere. I'm attentive. I'm focused on the essential... to the exclusion of all else. I'm unsure of the future... but I'm not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me. And I will share their burdens... as they share mine. I will live... and love.
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He captured strange and distant worlds in greater detail than ever before. They were beautiful, magnificent... full of awe and wonder. But beneath their sublime surfaces... there was nothing. No love or hate. No light or dark. He could only see what was not there... and missed what was right in front of him.

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