It's a good mash-up of "2001", "Gravity", Moon", etc. Was surprised by CGI work. Bravo! The more older and more tired Brad gets, the better movie is looking with him. Need to mention too the recording room scene, Donald Sutherland. There are a lot of good stuff in this film.
If Annihilation is dumb in an obvious CGI-heaviness over intellect and philosophical metaphor, 2001 bereft in humanness in a lack of drama and being less about character journeys and arcs, Ad Astra has all this, and is akin to the plotting and magnitude of Apocalypse Now... in space. A most spectacularly visual film, augmenting its empathetic poetry with dynamic action scenes. One of the best epic films its decade!
While I appreciated the exploration of the thoughts a man who's always lived in the shadow of an absent father, the dialogue was quite good and intimate, almost like a therapy session, I feel like it was quite a dull affair. It was way too long. Good sound effects and action sequences.
Sometimes you feel like a film is written exactly about you and this was it. Quintessential cinema - the moon set piece and the apes, absolute magic. The emotional power of Roy's arc - and Brad's acting - and the dedication to each character every actor had. The technical skill - the sound, the tone, THE CINEMATOGRAPHY - timeless, flawless CGI & visuals. Marvellous, awe-inducing - a near perfect masterpiece.
I really can't perceive completely why this movie is disliked so much by so many people. It, on the other hand, left a deep impression on me, when I watched it last year. Maybe it's me and my rare personality type and neurodiverse nature that impacts so little of the population (this is half-joke), but I loved how it made me think deeply as I watched it and how even though I'm female and not a mother, I still managed
Compelling at first, AA is beautifully filmed, superbly edited, and quietly told. The few bits of action are matter of fact rather than bombastic. Pitt and Jones work together is lovely, but their meeting is gratuitous and anti-climactic. Bogged down by the monotony of voiceovers, we're left with one man's journey to save the world by confronting his daddy issues and the anachronism of getting the girl. 3.5 stars
Another movie that I don't understand why people not liking it. This is not a sci-fi movie, this is a drama about life and figuring out what you want from life. I think many people missed the main point. What I can say is that this is a beautiful story of a person looking for life in all the places and not seeing the life right in front of him. And how this affects his family mostly his son.