Ad Astra

A visually striking excursion to outer space that will resonate with each spectator in a deep and satisfying manner. - 8.5/10

by Fransisco Bakhos - 365 Movies Lebanon

Astronaut Roy McBride 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. Trust me, this ambitious excursion to outter space could've easily been a huge cinematic disaster, with just one wrong move or excess component and it would've lost all balance and tripped over to the wrong side. But luckily, due to James Gray', previously known for The Lost City Of Z , bow-worthy talent and practically flawless directing skills, this film will definitely go down, as one of this year's best, if not the decade. The film's story is, for me personally, limitless. It could be interpreted in many ways and many Forms for that matter. At the end, its only a matter of perspective!!! It contained just the right amount of depth and emotions, but i dont know if I can say the same thing, when it comes to check if its realistic or not. Because towards the end, the story became a bit unrealistic but that's not a bad thing though.

This film also explored some rather deep and broad themes such as fatherhood, existentialism, stuggle, power and uncertainty...

Character wise, this film had amazing, complex and deep characters, all flawlessly written, with great backstory and satisfying arc. Each of them, small or big, provided a necessary addition to the story.

And of course, these characters were portrayed by an outstanding cast. I think for once we can all agree that Brad Pitt's performance was literally out of this world. The way he showcased his emotions is undeniably an emotional punch like no other. His eyes alone were able to transport us into a space of intense emotional acting, that literally deserves an Oscar. Ruth Negga and Tommy Lee Jones were also really great and powerful.

To continue, Visually speaking, this film was absolutely Eye-gasmic. Im still mind blown!! The visuals also helped in creating a suspenseful atmosphere that seemed to grow in intensity as the story progressed!!

And that cinematography and camerawork were like a piece of art. Each scene and capture painted a picture of pure agony and suffering!!

Guys, Im serious, if you don't leave everything you're doing and go watch this film, like right now, you'll be missing out on truly an exceptional experience!!! Totally recommend it!!!

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