Ad Astra is in theaters on September 20th, 2019.
Brad Pitt plays Roy McBride, an astronaut who’s father is also a world famous astronaut. When his father, Tommy Lee Jones went missing in space, the world believed him to be dead. As the story progresses - Roy discovers his father could be alive, and he’s the only one who can rescue him.
This movie is getting all kinds of praise, and I’m honestly not sure why. The attention seems to be on Brad Pitts’ performance which isn’t much...he narrates the whole movie and it’s annoying that he’s describing his feelings and what’s happening. I didn’t think that was necessary at all.
Liv Tyler plays Roy’s wife but she’s barely in the movie at all. She has a couple lines but it’s not enough. I was looking forward to seeing her and was disappointed that she was not in it more.
The whole thing just dragged on and on. I felt like they were going for a modern 2001: A Space Odyssey and it was just boring. Every time there was a build up it just didn’t payoff. The ending didn’t even make sense, to use a bomb to propel yourself into space...huh? I’m not a scientist but I’m pretty sure that’s not how science works.
There’s some beautiful imagery - I’ll give them that. Not worth sitting through this movie for.
Rating: 1 out of 5
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