"Ad Astra" directed by James Gray is a space travel adventure that deals with introspection and trauma.
Set in a distant future, "Ad Astra" follows Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) as he travels to the far end of our solar system to find out the truth about his missing father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones).
If you're expecting Ad Astra to be a space epic with twists and turns with edge-of-your-seat action sequences, sorry, it’s the opposite. It's a slow burn with space more of a backdrop for Roy’s internal struggle about his father’s absence.
The visuals of the film are amazing and you feel as if you’re with Roy every step of the way. The cinematographer did an excellent job in jumping between Roy’s point of view and expansive shots. Both the director and cinematographer were heavily influenced by Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" in the pacing and the way scenes are filmed.