Ad Astra




Meditative, but falls fall far short of other sci-fi.


There's not much to say, really. It was interesting, and even meditative, but the plot just wasn't very interesting. 2001: A Space Odessy and Interstellar did sci-fi better, and I'm not even a huge fan of either.

I did enjoy the suggestion that we truly are alone in the universe. Suspending disbelief that we could indeed scan the whole universe, it's a pretty scary thought that we're all alone. Eventually humanity will need to find a way out of the solar system to prolong its collective life, but knowing that all other planets are effectively uninhabitable invites existential dread. I appreciated the film for that, if nothing else.