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Ad Astra (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
If you want a slow, sedative (and times a touch boring) and pretty randomly structured sci-fi retelling of Heart Of Darkness then you hit pay-dirt with Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra.   If you are guessing from that opening line this film may not be for everyone – you’d be spot on.  Whilst I enjoyed Ad Astra to a point, my wife was much less of a fan.  And I get why.  It’s so slow, little really happens and the film has such a singular monotone approach that, much like Pitt’s character, rarely sees its heart rate jump about 50. BUT it’s gorgeously shot, Pitt does brooding well and it has enough random moments to make it worth talking about.  Just don’t expect something action packed.  

Best Bit: Moon chase

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Apocalypse Now, Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker Apocalypse, Heart of Darkness

6 out of 10 stars

 


 

 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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