I got a little bored of this unfortunately, but Pitt was good and I thought that, way too brief, action sequence on the moon towards the start was magnificent.
Add to those you mentionedThis isn’t just a dull movie - it’s non sensical.
You can now get to Neptune in a few months but you’ve never thought to send an expedition after the lost mission? Hmm.... someone clearly spotted that one late in the process hence the rather obviously tacked on line about sending probes after ‘the event’. Still makes them look pretty uncaring before then though
By definition a laser message would be highly specifically focused, with little scatter, but you manage to hit the exact spot? When the probes failed to find them? Hmm....
The reason the lunar rovers were light & flimsy was because it’ll they had to be to get them there. You’ve literally got a major concrete built lunar base, so clearly that’s not a an issue any more. So the Americans are using flimsy, unarmoured vehicles because...erm, tradition?
Random space apes because you’ve realised you’ve got an astonishingly dull movie? Fair enough, but it feels like a scene from a completely different film. A more enjoyable one.
I was bothered and thinking about issues like the above while watching it because I was bored. It’s a poor movie that thinks it’s a clever one. If you want to watch an update of Heart of Darkness, watch Apocalypse Now. It’s nicely shot though.
Sure, but they didn't go into the surge when he found him. Nothing interesting around that.Not sure why there are so many negative comments about Ad Astra. I didn't find it dull or boring at all.
Watched it last night for the first time on UHD Blu-ray in the home cinema and enjoyed it. The moon buggy pirate sequence didn't fit with the rest of the movie, and there were a few stupid/silly plot points (boarding the Mars ship etc.) - but in general I liked the study of a man alone who needed isolation to understand what he really wanted.
Spaceship interiors and weightlessness felt very authentic. Exterior ships were unfortunately CG and lacked mass at times - but the effects were mainly good.
That's totally fair. I didn't see the trailer, so didn't have any expectations. I do find (many) modern trailers to be very, very annoying. They either 'sell' the film as something it isn't, or they tell you way too much about the movie and reveal important plot points.Sure, but they didn't go into the surge when he found him. Nothing interesting around that.
The trailer says "What we are facing is a crisis of unknown magnitude" .."All life could be threatened" Really? Well, tell us about it. They hint at this existential crisis because of the surge, but he get's there, says "Hi dad, I'm taking you back", Dad resists. Pitt goes home. It's really bizarre, like they ran out of time and budget.
Plus, I'm not impressed with the Apocalypse Now style narration. I love Apocalypse Now. Blatantly and obviously copied.
My wife gave it - 10Sci-Fi is my favorite movie genre, and this one is by far the absolute worst Sci-Fi movie I ever seen. Let me emphasize it again BY FAR!
It is a solid -3/10 (yes, minus).
Can believe some people liked it. But I am fine with that, as there will be people that severally dislike the films I love... I just wonder if they are the same people and we have 180° tastes.
I love Plan 9 so I reckon I will be fine with this!Navier - for a sci-fi fan you must have not seen many sci-fi movies to say this is the worst sci-fi film you have ever seen?
I can see why some people wouldn't like it, pacing issues and some obvious hoky ideas of what people do in certain scenes, but to say its BY FAR the worst??
worse than AvP: Requiem? worse than Babylon A.D.? worse than Skyline? worse than Hollow Man? worse than GeoStorm? worse than Species II? worse than Battlefield Earth? I could go on?
Now I know that film rating is a personal thing and what someone likes (like I like this film) another person can say they really didn't like, or even hate, thats cool, thats your perogative
But to state a film like Ad Astra is the absolute worst Sci-Fi movie ever is just stupid
There are soooo many sci-fi movies worse than this.
I knew this was the kind of film I should have seen at the cinema. I should have trusted my instincts rather than the reviews. In a way this is the film Interstellar could have been. Interstellar for me had a great setup but I personally didn't like the ending. But this is more like an introspective Gravity rather than Interstellar which had more "action".I was thinking of this but there have been some poor reviews whilst others have said that this is the film the Interstellar should have been and I absolutely love that film.
Very Off TopicIn the end it was like eating lettuce with no seasoning or dressing.
Tell you what I love about Gravity, though. It's an experience. On my set-up, in 3D, I'm almost *in* the movie, and I can watch it again and again and again and be thrilled by it every time. Can't really compare Ad Astra for me. One watch was enough.I think Cas's summary nails it. Gravity by way of Apocalypse Now. Years ago when I watched Gravity in 3D I found it a little bit of a let down. Ad Astra was enthralling from beginning to end, watching the story unfold, the politics, the feelings or lack thereof. One part of the music score had more than a touch of Hans Zimmerman which did take me a little out of the film.
The picture quality was decent but I think I'm a little spoilt now with top notch HDR 4K discs. The Atmos was by and large very good but I personally didn't find it as immersive as it could be.
I knew this was the kind of film I should have seen at the cinema. I should have trusted my instincts rather than the reviews. In a way this is the film Interstellar could have been. Interstellar for me had a great setup but I personally didn't like the ending. But this is more like an introspective Gravity rather than Interstellar which had more "action".
Overall an amazing experience. 9/10
I remember being immersed just not very interested in the story. I've got it on iTunes to watch again so maybe I will change my mind.Tell you what I love about Gravity, though. It's an experience. On my set-up, in 3D, I'm almost *in* the movie, and I can watch it again and again and again and be thrilled by it every time. Can't really compare Ad Astra for me. One watch was enough.
Agreed, I bought IT Chapter 2 on iTunes, as the kids wanted to see it early but the sound was nowhere near bluray quality...made sure I bought the disc for Ad AstraOn a side note l was going to buy this film on 4k HDR via the Apple TV app that l have on my tv last night,but instead l streamed IT Chapter 2....it looked very good but my god the sound was dreadful in comparison to anything on 4k disc but so glad l read this review a 4k bluray it is