This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As a Sci-fi fan I was looking forward to Ad Astra. However, as a Sci-Fi fan I found the film to be pedantic, dreary, boring and contrived. The voice over narration was at times both annoying and obsequious, but the biggest problem for me was the concept of the "Surge".
- James Gray
- Alyson Reed
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Sep 20, 2019 · Ad Astra is now playing in U.S. theaters. It runs 122 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and brief strong language. Let us know what you thought of the film in the comments!
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To its credit, Ad Astrakeeps the set pieces rolling along for much of its running time, peppering its plot with as many discursive action beats as an existential sci-fi movie can hold. It hits its first such beat right out of the gate, as a cosmic electrical surge sends Roy into free fall from a towering space antenna. When debris from the antenna rips a hole in his parachute, there’s a real sense of danger, even though it’s a given that he’s not going to die in the first reel and deprive us of moments we’ve seen in the trailers. Roy soon learns from his superiors in SpaceCom — a branch of the U.S. military like the proposed, real-life Space Force — that the electrical surge originated from the Neptune base of the so-called “Lima Project.” His father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), served as the leader of this project, disappearing with the first manned expedition to the outer solar system. As the Neil Armstrong of Jupiter and Saturn (first man to both planets), Clifford enjoys...
After a string of collaborations with Joaquin Phoenix, Gray seems to have shifted into Heart of Darkness mode as of late. His last film, the underseen tale of jungle-exploring obsession, The Lost City of Z, was good but evanescent: the kind of movie that, if we’re being honest and not all-knowing, passes out of mind and requires a Wikipedia refresher two years after viewing it. The same could be said of some of his other films. I know I saw and enjoyed We Own the Night, but The Yardsfills me with a nagging uncertainty. I could swear I saw it, too, but memory-wise, the plot of both films is hazy. Not so with Ad Astra. Whatever its faults, this trip upriver to the eighth and farthest planet in our solar system (R.I.P. Pluto) does manage to be eventful, at least on paper. It’s a native Martian, played by Ruth Negga, who informs Roy that his father murdered her parents and the other members of the Lima Project. They concur that Roy should be part of the mission that will haul a nuke to...
Roy recognizes his self-destructive side aloud right around the time that the news explains the surging phenomenon as a series of destructive electrical storms. He starts out the movie determined to “focus on the essential to the exclusion of all else” — even if it means keeping his pulse in check, showing no visible emotion, as his wife walks out on him. Rather than let the movie show us more moments like that, his voice simply tells us that he’s walled himself off from relationships and has always has his eye on the exit when he’s with people. He talks about how a voyage of exploration can be used for escape, and all the while, his father’s shadow lingers over him, this man who “could only see what was not there and missed what was right in front of him.” If you’re wired a certain way (like I am), lines like that might hit close to home, but how many members of the general moviegoing audience fit the Clifford/Roy M.O.? Maybe Ad Astra, like Roy, is too insular for its own good. The...
Looping back to where we started, Pitt has already been gaining Oscar buzz this year for his performances in Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In a way, these two high-profile releases bring him full circle to the inception of his movie stardom a quarter of a century ago. After memorable supporting turns in early ’90s films like Thelma & Louise and True Romance, 1994 brought us the first pseudo Year of Pitt with Interview with the Vampire and Legends of the Fall. Since then, Pitt has co-starred with the likes of Morgan Freeman (Seven), Bruce Willis (12 Monkeys), Harrison Ford (The Devil’s Own), Edward Norton (Fight Club), Jason Statham (Snatch), Robert Redford (Spy Game), George Clooney (Ocean’s Eleven), Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), and most recently, Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). Many of those actors are leading men in their own right, whereas Pitt seems to thriv...
Sep 24, 2019 · Negga, a 2017 Oscar nominee (Loving) does her best with a role that could have been played by quite a few good actresses. Since Ad Astra is set sometime in the future, her role as an American space (Mars) superintendent is simply another catalyst in this space odyssey to get Pitt’s character to the reveal. Hopefully, she got paid well.
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