Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, opens in Indonesian theaters on Friday (9/20/2019) today. This film by James Gray tells the story of an astronaut who travels to the outer edge of the solar system. He travels to find his father and unravel the mystery that threatens the survival of planet Earth. He reveals secrets that threaten human existence. It is told fifteen years ago, an astronaut named Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), Roy McBride’s father (Brad Pitt) on a space exploration mission. Clifford got the mission “Project Five”, a mission to find sophisticated life in outer space. Unfortunately, since the mission,
Clifford has never returned. Since his father disappeared, Roy has been obsessed with being an astronaut. Roy felt that his father had made great sacrifices for the advancement of science. He became part of the space project. One day, information came from Roy’s superiors, alleging that Clifford was keeping a secret material on his mission. Material that can destroy the solar system. One impact that has been seen with the many fires and aircraft crashes. To find out the real incident,
Roy got a mission to outer space, specifically where “Project Five” is located, because the material that can destroy the solar system is very likely to destroy the Earth. This film is the second collaboration between Gray and Brad Pitt after The Lost City of Z. Reported by Indiewire, Ad Astra is a big leap for Gray. Not only in VFX films, but also in the world of studio films. Gray is also one of the respected filmmakers in the world of independent films over the past decade. He made his debut in the 1995 crime drama Little Odessa. Gray received good appreciation in his next films, namely The Yards, Two Lovers, and The Immigrant.
Gray’s last studio film was We Own the Night, played by Joaguin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. Ad Astra was originally scheduled for release on January 11, but was pushed back to May 4. When the work was still lacking, the release schedule was postponed again. “You know, usually in seeing science fiction films, there are some scenes that don’t look so good?” said Gray. “I’m not going to go against the release schedule and have things that don’t look good.” As reported by The Guardian, before its release in theaters, Ad Astra was shown at the Venice Film Festival.
Brad Pitt’s latest film, Ad Astra, will air in Indonesia on September 20. The following is a synopsis of the film directed by James Gross.
Ad Astra tells the story of an astronaut named Roy McBride (played by Brad Pitt) who travels to the outer edge of the solar system to find his missing father.
16 years ago, Roy McBride’s father was in the LIMA project and disappeared after the mission was launched. In the project, the father plays a mission commander and is considered to be experimenting with a top secret material that can threaten the solar system.
The experiment is said to have the effect of destroying all life. Roy McBride is appointed to find out what happened. But it is not an easy journey for McBride to then unravel the mystery that threatens the survival of planet Earth.
Apart from starring Brad Pitt, Ad Astra also featured acts from Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, Kimberly Elise, and others.
The film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, received various positive responses. The film critic’s website Rotten Tomatoes gave an average score of 7.76 out of 10. While the Metacritic site gave a high score, 80 out of 100.
One critic wrote that, “Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through space while establishing direction from the core bond between parent and child.”
After knowing the synopsis, get ready to watch the Ad Astra film which will air on September 20, 2019.