Ad Astra

Ad Astra

DVD - 2019
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Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the edges of the solar system in search of his father and in effort to unravel a mystery which threatens the survival of Earth.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Dolby digital 5.1 (English),Dolby digital 2.0 (French, Spanish),Descriptive audio 5.1
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CircMary Jan 17, 2020

Much in the spirit of "2001: A Space Odyssey", this is a space thriller without being an action movie. Brad Pitt's hero is both strong and vulnerable. And it's set not too far in the future, so you really feel like this is in the realm of possibility in the years ahead.

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richmole
Jan 15, 2020

This is not a science fiction "space" movie.
It's a father-son reconciliation movie.
Like those movies? Good. You'll like this one, too--you just have to get through a lot of outer-space type plot points to get to what you like and want to see.

Anybody else hoping for a really good science-fiction action movie--or even drama-- likely won't rate this very high.

Astronaut son must venture forth to Jupiter to destroy the advanced team originally sent to investigate possibilities of intelligent life. Headed up by father of astronaut son. Dad, or crew or space station (never made clear) is now threatening mankind waayyy back on earth. Just HOW they manage to do that is never made clear either, but as my wife reminded me, that doesn't matter, because it's just a "McGuffin"--just a literary device to bring son to father. So, likely this won't be a good movie for Sci-fi fans, either. Too many loose ends.

A couple of good sequences, though. One is particularly interesting--to get to the dark side of the moon, son and companions set off in 3 lunar vehicles across "enemy territory". They used to call Star Trek "wagon train" in space. Got it here, too: and yup! A running battle with pesky "redskins" (bandits) out there in the wild lunar frontier. There's no sound out in space, so all this takes place completely silently, which renders the sequence eerie, but not exciting. You realize just how important good audio effects are.

You also realize how much you miss a really good sci-fi movie.

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lindy919
Jan 13, 2020

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Evil space monkeys, a shoot-out on moon rovers and the search for alien life... All with amazingly beautiful visuals and a decent story YET somehow manages to be unsatisfying.
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stlblues2016
Jan 11, 2020

a verry slow space movie.

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badkarma
Jan 09, 2020

watching paint dry blindfolded is more riveting than this boring CGI mierda all filimed in a small studio. There was 1 good scene of a moonbuggy chase and that was it. Fast forward to that and then hit the eject button. Not sure why people who hated this POS gave it 3 stars. Well just bc Brad Pitt was in it. Brad Pitt who has a talent for being in 5 hour boring as F movies like Benjamin Button, Meet Joe Crap (Joe Black), and this turkey Ad Crapstra.

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PeaceFinger
Jan 07, 2020

NO WAY AM I GONNA DENIGRATE DAVID BOWIE WITH DROPPING A MAJOR TOM LYRIC ON
THIS...
or FIIIIIGHT CLUB IN SPAAAAAAAACE!!!
Pitt had to produce this, no one else would. His lead reads like a sociopath in disguise, and
that's what is needed in the service of the greater good.
The whole father-son dynamic saddled with CGI to mask it for today's audiences, AND he
makes it home from the farthest reaches of human trek in time to reconcile with his love
before Ben Affleck comes for her after Bruce Willis sacrifices himself for us all
but doesn't take Steve Buscemi while doing it.

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maddens
Jan 06, 2020

Boring film

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Grainwave
Jan 03, 2020

Not a movie for people who like science. Has the same scientific accuracy as Sharknado! No interesting musical score either. Visuals were good though. Father / son story not interesting or emotional. If you want that watch Field of Dreams.

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Kenney9226
Jan 02, 2020

Stop the movie after the car chase on the moon is over and you'll be a happier person forever.

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jcasmith
Dec 31, 2019

This movie was so slow that I found it hard to finish. My husband and I fast forwarded it several times to get through it.

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Sep 22, 2019

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