After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
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.
A "Vegas Vic" neon cowboy sign can be seen on the edge of the moonbase. See more »
The astronaut uses the rotation of the radar, which he sits on, to shoot him off into space with such accuracy that he arrives exactly at his space ship, clearly several miles away. Such accuracy is ridiculous for a slingshot from a rotating beam. In addition, a flat-plane radar would be pretty useless in space. See more »
Nostalgia comes from the Ancient Greek word "Nostos" which describes the Hero's return from his/her odyssey. Longing for that ever-elusive, out of reach meaning of "home". It unifies us all. And it is a powerful theme, and it is wielded with such effect by Gray.
Let me first say that Ad Astra will be divisive, and certainly not for everybody. That being said, this film was unique and truly moving. It follows Pitt (in a performance of a lifetime) battling a serious attachment disorder, with the most gorgeous and awe-inspiring setting I have seen in a film to date. It turns the "travel the galaxy to save son/father/mother/sibling" trope on its head, and teaches us how to deal with and overcome the nihilistic viewpoint that our destiny and meaning has to be "out there".
I think the emotional journey of the protagonist effected me more than any other in recent memory, I truly felt for him.
If you like gorgeous, soul searching themes, and slow-burners keep your attention, then give this a go and you may love it.
However, if you were like some of the limited audience at my screening, and perhaps you are expecting a blockbuster space opera, maybe the next star wars, or interstellar, then you may leave disappointed. As one chap behind me put it "I was fighting to stay awake". I, on the other hand, could not take my eyes off Pitt and his heart wrenching voyage. I would rate this 9.3
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