Ad Astra: Movie Review

By: Sai Pauline

Ad Astra is an interesting sci-fi film with a deeper meaning loaded with seriousness on top of it. After Brad Pitt’s role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he captivates us with his undeniably mesmerizing acting skills through this brilliant film. Not a lot would appreciate a slow-moving piece of  greatness but this one will leave you breathless and something to ponder.

The movie is about Roy McBride, who is seeking for his father in our solar system and a lot more. We loved how Pitt showed no emotions at all – being very distant from everyone and his inability to build relationships. His devotion to his work and his experience with his father, Cliff McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), made him so calm and composed to the point that he seems unconcerned and depressed. His actions were so controlled and placid; something that Pitt showed in his immensity acting.

The storyline was unnerving, and the visuals made it more astounding. In a literal sense, you would feel like the story is a bit conventional for outer-space movies, but if you’d look closely, you’d realize there is something more to offer.  It is also very deep and spellbinding throughout.

Overall, Ad Astra is a one-of-a-kind space feature that has a brilliant story line that didn’t solely focused on the powerful visuals but more on letting the audience be a part of the life of the special character and his memorable cinematic voyage.

Rating: 9/10 stars

Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler

Directed by: James Gray
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Now Showing in PH


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