Ad Astra

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.

Director: #jamesgray

Starting: #bradpitt #tommyleejones

Picture: 9/10

Sound: 7/10

Narrative: 6/10

Acting: 6/10

Originality: 6/10

Entertainment (of its genre): 7/10

Overall rating….. 6.8/10

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