Ad Astra, 6.8/10, ‘a scent for men’, is the latest Sci-Fi drama to hit the big screen following astronaut Roy McBride on his mission to track down his long lost father in order to stop a threat to the universe.
McBride’s loneliness is amplified through a mesmerising depiction of space. However, the utilisation of a non-diegetic internal narration turns the dazzling cinematography and Pitts’ smoulderingly looks into what felt like a two hour perfume advert. I understand the purpose was to emphasise his loneliness, however, to me, a narration that long is just lazy and unimaginative film making. Remarkable aesthetics seemed to be the only redeeming factor as the narrative slowly became disengaging.
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Entertainment (of its genre): 7/10
Overall rating….. 6.8/10