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    Ad Astra (2019)

    Comes out this weekend actually.

    https://youtu.be/kbZZqns47VU

    I haven’t read much into the plot as I prefer to go into a movie oblivious.

    But as far as genres go this is right in my wheel house so I’m hoping it doesn’t suck.


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    Here's to hoping for the next Interstellar.
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    Ad Astra (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    Here's to hoping for the next Interstellar.
    Big facts


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    Review by our local Austin indie rag: https://www.austinchronicle.com/even...9-20/ad-astra/
    I plan on seeing it anyway because I frequently don't agree with their reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    Here's to hoping for the next Interstellar.
    That's my hope, too. I've been looking forward to seeing it (Ad Astra).

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    Ad Astra (Review)

    Ad Astra wants desperately to be deep, philosophical, profound, and existential, and it misses the market totally. This movie is a big mess with disjointed action scenes that are unrelated to the plot (shown if the trailers to get people to see it) which drags on and on through one implausible event after another. We get long internal monologues from Pitt on the meaning of existence his inability to form close relationships with people, and so forth.

    The visuals/CGI range from breathtakingly beautiful to cheesy and cheep looking. The build up to the grand finale at the outer reaches of the solar system so anti climatic I looked at my watch to see when this movie would end, and that's never a good sign.

    The all star cast does their best to make it work, and Pitt is always compelling when on screen, but none of them could save this movie from itself. Finally, and there's zero excuse for this in 2019, there was a lot of bad science in this movie all of which could have been avoided by consulting someone from NASA etc who are always happy to see good science being had in such movies.

    I had high hopes for this movie (and made the rare trip to a movie theater to see it...) but it as not to be. It's clear director James Gray was attempting to make this generations 2001. He failed and failed badly. Oh, and critics will love this movie cuz it makes them seem edgy and woke. C+

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Ad Astra wants desperately to be deep, philosophical, profound, and existential, and it misses the market totally. This movie is a big mess with disjointed action scenes that are unrelated to the plot (shown if the trailers to get people to see it) which drags on and on through one implausible event after another. We get long internal monologues from Pitt on the meaning of existence his inability to form close relationships with people, and so forth.

    The visuals/CGI range from breathtakingly beautiful to cheesy and cheep looking. The build up to the grand finale at the outer reaches of the solar system so anti climatic I looked at my watch to see when this movie would end, and that's never a good sign.

    The all star cast does their best to make it work, and Pitt is always compelling when on screen, but none of them could save this movie from itself. Finally, and there's zero excuse for this in 2019, there was a lot of bad science in this movie all of which could have been avoided by consulting someone from NASA etc who are always happy to see good science being had in such movies.

    I had high hopes for this movie (and made the rare trip to a movie theater to see it...) but it as not to be. It's clear director James Gray was attempting to make this generations 2001. He failed and failed badly. Oh, and critics will love this movie cuz it makes them seem edgy and woke. C+
    Your review overall pretty much mirrors the review from our local inde rag I posted in the other thread that only gave it 2 out of 5 stars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinN4 View Post
    Your review overall pretty much mirrors the review from our local inde rag in the other thread that only gave it 2 out of 5 stars.
    Good deal. I have seen rave reviews from the main stream rags.
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    Seems odd having two threads


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    Tldr... version

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