Ad Astra sees Brad Pit head out into space to locate a father who’s gone rogue and may be responsible for devastation waves of energy that are bombarding earth. Or something like that. Details aren’t important.
What is important is that Ad Astra is a bit of a slow burn but it certainly builds up and has you on the edge of your seats. It also doesn’t go the way you expect with plenty of plot twists.
I would almost go as far as saying it’s one of my favorite science fiction films.
But I can’t and I’m torn because of one thing.
Ad Astra is a sci-fi film, and as such is not set in the realms of reality, but the film plays out very plausible for a layman. And it’s crafted so well that it draws you in, and for the most part, is a hell of an entertaining ride.
AND I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE TO GO WATCH IT.
But I have to tell you about the ending – don’t worry, no real spoilers, other than the end of the film spoils the whole film for me. It’s just that the writers took such pains to deliver a believable story, right up till the final scenes where they just seem to give up and say fuck it, let’s just do that and keep everyone happy.
And it destroys EVERYTHING that went before it.
Rating: M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.
NOTE: Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb.