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#1 Gothneo

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:17 PM

I'm a sucker for movies in the sci-fi genre... so I went to see Ad Astra today.

 

I thought this was a fantastic sci-fi movie... its a drama... in the likeness of Solaris, 2001:A Space Odyssey or maybe even a bit of Contact, so don't expect lots of space fights and action, though there is some... and some of the physics obviously don't seem to play... so I decided not to over analyze it... but there really isn't a ton of egregious re working of the laws of gravity (unlike the movie Gravity!)

 

Pit's character was really well developed, his acting was on parr and I really was able to connect with the character.

 

I give it a thumbs up and recommend it to anyone that like that style of sci-fi.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 02:20 PM

I'm gonna go see it this week. Not usually a fan of Pitt's acting: he always comes across as Aldo Raine no matter what movie he's in, and he tries to seem older and sound older & it just never works. But, the trailers are intriguing and they don't spoil the whole plot, which is a rarity these days.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:02 PM

I can see what you mean about Pitt... and sometimes its just that expression he does... I don't think he's going to win any awards for his performance here... but I thought he pulled off being able to make me connect and care about the character, which may be more of a testament to good writing than his ability. 



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:58 AM

Just saw it last night. Garbage. Pretty looking garbage.

 

Can anyone explain how and why Tommy Lee Jones was doing what he was doing?



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:57 PM

Apologies for the rant, but I was really dumbfounded by this film - in a bad way:

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This video pretty much nails my feelings on it in a much more coherent and calm way than I can express - beware, spoilers:



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:40 PM



Apologies for the rant, but I was really dumbfounded by this film - in a bad way:

 

I got that... I don't mind ranting... All I can do is try and answer your questions as I understood them. I can take a stab at your others... but can't promise they will be satisfying... or correct!

 

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To the review posted? Yep... I admitted some of the physics didn't play right... maybe it would have been more correct to say a lot of the physic didn't play right, which is what that reviewer points out...

 

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