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Ad Astra (2019)

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Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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James Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones ... H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga ... Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland ... Thomas Pruitt
Kimberly Elise ... Lorraine Deavers
Loren Dean ... Donald Stanford
Donnie Keshawarz ... Captain Lawrence Tanner
Sean Blakemore ... Willie Levant
Bobby Nish ... Franklin Yoshida
LisaGay Hamilton ... Adjutant General Vogel
John Finn ... Brigadier General Stroud
John Ortiz ... Lieutenant General Rivas
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lu
Kayla Adams ... Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor ... Arjun Dhariwal
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Storyline

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong languag | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ad Astra See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$87,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001,398, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$48,099,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,199,771
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Pitt in Ad Astra is the 8th cast member from the Ocean's series to appear in an outer space movie; Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars (2000), George Clooney in Solaris (2002) and with Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013), Andy Garcia in Passengers, Matt Damon in The Martian (2015) and with Anne Hathaway and Casey Affleck in Interstellar (2014) . See more »

Goofs

When the lunar rover goes over the edge of the crater it is in a fast horizontal spin, yet when it hits the surface it is not. See more »

Quotes

Roy McBride: Why go on? Why keep trying?
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Crazy Credits

There is no fanfare during the 20th Century Fox logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Tuesday
(Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works / The Waves)
Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Robert Ziegler, Mari Samuelsen, Hila Karni, Grace Davidson, Gillian Anderson
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good intentions do not equal good execution
21 September 2019 | by benjaminweberSee all my reviews

I was disappointed by this movie. It fails to deliver a coherent character arc for the protagonist despite being a character based film. It attempts to have multiple subplots that end in simplistic and mutually contradictory ways. If you can't write an ending that ties up all subplots in a satisfactory manner, drop some of the subplots.

The visual effects and overall visual presentation in this movie are good, but there are also scenes that feel like they're there so the film can be falsely presented as an action blockbuster in marketing. There are overlooked details, like the gravity on the Moon, so obvious that they ruin the immersion in the movie.

Overall, this film had potential, and credit has to be given for trying to create a more complex film in today's age of mass-market reboots and sequels. However, it failed to do so, and several scenes scream studio interference (not a surprise in hindsight, given the Mouse delaying the release of the movie after a hostile takeover of 20th Century Fox).


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