- It is truly dreadful 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AM by danuk-4
The plot is completely ludicrous nonsense. None of the characters were developed enough for me to care. Brad Pitt is so boring in it! The science is all completely wrong. Visually it looked decent in parts (I watched in Imax) but it's mind numbingly boring and so insulting I was ready to leave after 1 hour. My wife said we should stay till the end but that proved to be a mistake. There are countless things wrong with this movie. I honestly wouldn't waste your time
- This is NOT about space or sci-fi 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM by mark-1206
Its basically a story of Brad Pitt having daddy and abandonment issues and issues with relationships in general, which happens to be set in space.
If that's what floats your boat, go for it. I hated it.
- Slow and stupid movie 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM by nitish_hsitin
If you have trouble sleeping, watch this movie. The slow and boring storyline will put you to sleep.
- Almost an insult to the genre 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM by Nplus1
I'm a big fan of Sci-fi movies, when they actually make sense...As visually impressive as it might be at times, Ad Astra tries to be a psychological drama set in space. Only that it fails as a psychological drama and it's almost an insult to the space Sci-fi genre.
You clearly see a movie failing when a grandiose or highly abstract topic revolves around the personal stories of a character or two, it makes it feel "cheap" or sloppy (yes, I'm thinking Interstellar also). If you place the main story in any other setting, some details change but the main idea can be left untouched, so is this a Sci-fi movie? Is this a space movie? And if it's not, why is it wrapped up like one?
As some reviews describe, the main story is unconvincing at best, with a very sloppy script. Decisions feel forced for the sake of suspense, the journey totally predictable, there is no depth in the character construction.However the worse part, which I consider almost an insult to the genre, is the message that can be read between the lines: "believe and do not question". It's almost like a bored priest in the Vatican decided to sabotage a Sci-fi movie.I gave this a bit of thought and I can't remember any other Sci-fi movie being as anti-Sci-fi as this one.
It gets 3 stars for the visuals and Brad Pitt's effort, but it could have (should have) been so so so much better!
- Disappointing. Would strongly not recommend. 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM by taimoor_2
It's a very bad movie. I don't know why it is rated so high. Firstly, it's a space opera but the character development and exposition and is sub-par at best. The motivations and behaviors of the characters are absurd. Don't even get me started on the scientific explanations. It is a big budget movie. They could have hired someone to make legitimate explanations. It's just massively insulting that they didn't even try. Story is just not good.
The visuals are beautiful and the VFX look good but honestly, they could be so much better. Looks like the director intentionally didn't want the movie to be about the visuals but rather about the characters. But the characters are uninteresting and not developed well. It's just disappointing. There is one action scene. A space fight on the moon in lunar buggies. Yet, even THAT, an space fight on lunar surface, is boring and very uninteresting.