3 thoughts on “AD Astra [Blu-ray]

  1. beyond terrible: characters are terrible and the science is worse I think that this is the next-to-worst movie I have seen in my ~60 years of moviegoing.The plot is awful. Long and boring, with absurd characters doing absurd and generally unmotivated things.But the science is beyond awful. Just a few randomly selected idiocies (some spoilers, some not):The gravity on the moon is not 1g.You cannot beam a destructive signal from Neptune to Earth.You cannot use the blast wave from a nuclear explosion…

  2. 5 Astras for the best movie of the year…so far! Theater review. Possible spoilers. For those of you who didn’t take Latin in school (like me), the title translated means ‘To the Stars.’ The film is set in the ‘near future’ and opens with a crew working on a giant transmission tower on Earth. One that actually reaches inner space. One of those workers is Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an astronaut.Suddenly an electrical surge zaps the tower putting those on the inside and the outside at mortal risk. Roy and others fall as the tower…

  3. Acceptable If Silly Sci-Fi Nonsense “Ad Astra” Distributed by 20th Century-Fox Pictures, 124 Minutes, Rated PG-13, Released September 20, 2019:In the new “Ad Astra”–it’s a Latin term which translates into “to the stars”–when a cosmic energy phenomenon called “the surge” causes widespread catastrophe on earth, brooding, emotionally-disconnected United States Space Command Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is set up by his superiors on a mission to lure his long-lost astronaut dad out of interstellar hiding…

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