Ad Astra

{3/5} “I am ready to go, ready to do my job to the best of my ability. I am focused only on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I will make only pragmatic decisions. I will not allow myself to be distracted. I will not allow my mind to linger on that which isn’t important. I will not rely on anyone or anything.”

Ad Astra, released in 2019

Roy is an astronaut whose father, Clifford, went on the 1st mission to Neptune and has been presumed dead for years. Now SpaceCom has information that Clifford is still alive — and may be the source of the power surges that have been plaguing Earth. Roy’s mission is to destroy the source of the surges at all costs.

It’s a beautiful looking movie, in which you feel like you’re on the Moon or in space. They’ve gathered a collection of terrific actors.

But the story didn’t grab me nearly as much as I expected it to. It was filmed in such a way that kept me at a distance.

I felt like there were some things that didn’t make sense. For example, Roy seems to learn a lesson at the end of the movie — but I don’t know how he learned it.

Ad Astra is a great title for a science fiction movie, as it means “to the stars” in Latin — I just wish it wasn’t this one.

Stars Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by James Gray (The Lost City of Z).

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 5:25 pm and is filed under Reviews of movies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply