Ad Astra (film)

Ad Astra (Latin for "To the Stars") is a 2019 American psychological science fiction drama film produced, co-written, and directed by James Gray. Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland, it follows an astronaut who ventures into space in search of his lost father, whose experiment threatens the solar system.

Ad Astra
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Gray
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byMax Richter
CinematographyHoyte van Hoytema
Edited by
  • John Axelrad
  • Lee Haugen
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
  • August 29, 2019 (2019-08-29) (Venice)
  • September 20, 2019 (2019-09-20) (United States)
Running time
124 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$80–100 million[2]
Box office$135.4 million[3]

The project was announced in early 2016, with Gray saying he wanted to feature "the most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put in a movie". Pitt signed on to star in April 2017 and the rest of the cast joined later that year. Filming began around Los Angeles that August, lasting through October.

Ad Astra premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on September 20, 2019, by 20th Century Fox.[4] It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Pitt's performance, Gray's direction, visual effects, and the cinematography.[5] However, the film was a box office bomb, grossing $135 million worldwide against an $80–100 million budget. At the 92nd Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Sound Mixing.

PlotEdit

In the late 21st century, the solar system is being struck by mysterious power surges, threatening all human life. Major Roy McBride, son of astronaut H. Clifford McBride, believed dead, is informed by U.S. Space Command (SpaceCom) that the surges have been traced to the "Lima Project", created 29 years earlier to search the galaxy for intelligent life, under Clifford's leadership. Nothing has been heard from the Lima crew since reaching Neptune 16 years ago. Told his father may be alive, Roy agrees to travel to Mars from where he can attempt to establish communication with him. Roy is joined by Colonel Pruitt, his father's old associate. Roy, acclaimed for his ability to remain calm under extreme pressure, shows little emotional reaction to his father possibly being alive.

Arriving on the Moon, Roy and Pruitt are then escorted by U.S. military personnel to the SpaceCom base, located in a disputed war zone on the Moon's far side. En route in lunar rovers, scavenger pirates ambush them and kill the escorts. Roy and Pruitt make it to the base, but Pruitt suffers cardiac problems and remains behind. He gives Roy a classified message stating that if Roy fails to contact his father, then the Lima Project station will have to be destroyed. As Roy travels to Mars aboard Cepheus, a distress signal is received from a Norwegian biomedical research space station. Captain Tanner insists they must investigate, overriding Roy's protests that the mission takes precedence and other ships can respond. The station appears to be abandoned. Tanner and Roy split up to investigate; Roy discovers an escaped baboon attacking Tanner. Roy kills it and then another baboon. Tanner dies from his injuries, but Roy shows little emotion. In a psychological evaluation, he admits to experiencing rage and recalls his father expressing his own rage.

Another surge hits as the Cepheus is attempting to land on Mars. Roy assumes command and calmly lands the ship after the co-pilot is overcome with fear. In the underground SpaceCom base, Roy meets facility director Helen Lantos. He is tasked with recording voice messages to send to the Lima Project in hopes that Clifford will respond. After receiving no response from their first message, the crew sends another, during which Roy goes off-script with an emotional appeal to his father. Clifford responds though Roy is prevented from hearing the message. SpaceCom plans a mission to the Lima Project station, but refuses to allow Roy to participate, believing his personal connection poses a risk. Roy's demand to hear the response is ignored, and he is summarily removed to a "comfort room."

While sequestered, Roy is visited by Lantos, who reveals that both her parents were Lima Project team members. She shows Roy classified footage revealing that Clifford's team mutinied and attempted to return to Earth, causing him to shut off their life-support systems; her parents were among those killed. She tells Roy that the Cepheus will go to the Lima Project station to destroy it with a nuclear weapon. The two decide that Roy should confront Clifford, and Lantos helps Roy access the rocket launch site.

Roy climbs aboard as the rocket takes off and is immediately discovered by the crew, who are instructed to neutralize him. The entire crew is unintentionally killed in the ensuing confrontation. During the 79-day journey to Neptune (at ~0.2% light speed), a solitary Roy reflects on his relationship with his father, and also his estranged wife, Eve. The mission's isolation and stress take a mental toll. While approaching the Lima Project station in a shuttle attached to the Cepheus, the shuttle is damaged in a collision with objects in Neptune's rings during another surge and unable to dock with the station. Roy enters the station via a spacewalk while the shuttle drifts away. Finding the crew's dead bodies inside, he plants the nuclear weapon before encountering Clifford, the station's sole survivor. Clifford explains that the surges are coming from the ship's malfunctioning antimatter power source, which was damaged in the mutiny. Clifford has continued to work on the project, refusing to lose faith in the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. Clifford admits to Roy that he never really cared about his family and no longer considers Earth his home.

Roy copies data gathered by the Lima Project team and persuades Clifford to accompany him back to Earth. He arms the nuclear payload, and they climb out on the station's outer hull to return to the Cepheus. Clifford suddenly launches them into space using his spacesuit's thrusters. Clifford pleads for Roy to un-tether him; Roy reluctantly does and watches his father drift away into space. He propels himself back to the Cepheus using his own spacesuit. Without enough fuel, Roy relies on the shock wave from the nuclear explosion in the station to gain the required speed.

The data retrieved from the Lima Project base suggest that humans are the only intelligent life in the galaxy. Roy is inspired to reconnect with those closest to him, and he returns to Earth with a newfound optimism. After expressing his opinions in a psychological evaluation, he reconnects with his wife, Eve.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Director James Gray first confirmed his plans to write and direct Ad Astra on May 12, 2016 during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[6] In April 2017, while promoting The Lost City of Z, Gray compared the story of Ad Astra to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Gray also mentioned that he intended for the film to feature "the most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put in a movie and to basically say, 'Space is awfully hostile to us.'" Gray also confirmed that filming for Ad Astra would commence on July 17, 2017.[7]

On April 10, 2017, Gray confirmed that Brad Pitt would star in Ad Astra.[8] In June, Tommy Lee Jones joined the cast to portray Pitt's lost father.[9] In August, Ruth Negga, John Finn, and Donald Sutherland joined the cast.[10][11][12]

Principal photography on the film began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California, lasting 60 days.[13][14][15] Following poor initial test screenings, reshoots were conducted (although Pitt was unavailable), increasing the production budget from $80 million to over $100 million.[2] Charlie Kaufman provided an uncredited rewrite of the voice-over dialogue in the film.[16]

The visual effects were by Moving Picture Company, Method Studios, Mr. X, Weta Digital, Brainstorm Digital, and Capital T, and supervised by Allen Maris, Christopher Downs, Guillaume Rocheron, Ryan Tudhope, Aidan Fraser, Olaf Wendt, Anders Langlands, Eran Dinur, Jamie Hallett, and Territory Studio.[17] Max Richter composed the film's score, with Lorne Balfe later writing additional music.[18] James Gray consulted with experimental film scholars Gregory Zinman and Leo Goldsmith for inspiration on the visuals.[19]

ReleaseEdit

 
Brad Pitt conversing with ISS astronauts via a teleconference at NASA Headquarters Space Operations Center about the film's release

Ad Astra had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2019.[20][21] It was released on September 20, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.[4] It was previously scheduled for January 11, 2019, and then for May 24 before being pushed back.[22]

Ad Astra was released on digital and Movies Anywhere by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 3, 2019, with Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD releases following on December 17.[23]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Ad Astra grossed $50.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $85.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $135.4 million.[3]

In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Downton Abbey and Rambo: Last Blood, and was projected to gross $15–20 million from 3,450 theaters in its opening weekend.[24][25] The film made $7.2 million on its first day, including $1.5 million from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $19 million, finishing second behind Downton Abbey.[26] The opening was compared to First Man (2018), another drama involving outer space which received high praise from critics but a lukewarm audience reception, resulting in a muted box office turnout despite its cast and budget. Deadline Hollywood deduced the film would lose $30 million off a projected $150 million final worldwide gross (a figure it would ultimately fall short of).[2] The film made $10.1 million in its second weekend and $4.4 million in its third, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.[27][28]

Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 374 reviews, with an average rating of 7.52/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child."[29] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a score of 80 out of 100, based on 56 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[30] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on an A+ to F scale, while those surveyed at PostTrak gave it an average 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 40% saying they would definitely recommend it.[2]

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, writing, "In the hands of director and co-writer James Gray, Ad Astra is one of the most beautiful films of the year, even when it makes little sense and even when Brad Pitt's performance veers between one of his all-time best and one of his all-time not-best."[31] David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film an "A" and said, "Ad Astra is one of the most ruminative, withdrawn, and curiously optimistic space epics this side of Solaris. It's also one of the best."[32] Similarly, Xan Brooks of The Guardian gave the film five out of five stars, called it a "superb space-opera", and praised Pitt's performance, saying, "Pitt embodies McBride with a series of deft gestures and a minimum of fuss. His performance is so understated it hardly looks like acting at all."[33]

Variety critic Owen Gleiberman praised Pitt's performance, explaining, "Gray proves beyond measure that he's got the chops to make a movie like this. He also has a vision, of sorts — one that's expressed, nearly inadvertently, in the metaphor of that space antenna."[34] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone rated the film four out of five stars and referred to it as "absolutely enthralling" and praised Gray for his direction and his unique approach to the science fiction genre, as well as the cinematography and Pitt's performance (whom he referred to as "marvel of nuanced feeling"). He also drew comparisons of the film's tone and themes to other notable films set in space, particularly 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (1972), Gravity (2013), and Interstellar (2014).[35] Critic Kurt Loder praised the visual effects but criticized the lack of originality and the patchwork style of the script.[36] Adam Graham writing for The Detroit News found problems with the film, giving it a "C" rating: "This is slow, obtuse filmmaking with little emotional connection."[37]

AccoladesEdit

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Academy Awards February 9, 2020 Best Sound Mixing Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano Nominated [38]
Art Directors Guild Awards February 1, 2020 Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film Kevin Thompson Nominated [39]
Austin Film Critics Association January 22, 2019 Best Cinematography Hoyte Van Hoytema Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2020 Best Sound Grant Elder, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano (Sound) Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2020 Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Ad Astra Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association January 2 2020, Actor of the Year Brad Pitt Nominated
Best Cinematography Hoyte Van Hoytema Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards December 14, 2019 Best Use of Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards January 4, 2020 Best Cinematography Hoyte Van Hoytema Nominated
Best Production Design Kevin Thompson Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
CinEuphoria Awards December 3, 2019 Best Actor -International Competition Brad Pitt Nominated
Club Média Ciné January 8, 2020 Best Foreign Film James Gray Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards January 12, 2020 Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated [40]
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Ad Astra Nominated
Denver Film Critics Society January 6, 2020 Best Science-Fiction/Horror Film Ad Astra Nominated
DiscussingFilm Critics Awards December 27, 2019 Best Motion Picture Ad Astra Nominated
Best Film Actor Ad Astra Nominated
Dragon Awards 2020 Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie Ad Astra - James Gray Nominated
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards December 19, 2019 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Best Actor Brad Pitt 7th Place
Faro Island Film Festival 2020 Best Motion Picture of the Year Ad Astra - James Gray Won
Best Achievement in Directing James Gray Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Brad Pitt Won
Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Best Production Design Kevin Thompson Nominated
Best Visual And Sound Effects Grant Elder, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano (Sound) -

Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher (Visual)

Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards December 23, 2019 Best Film Ad Astra Nominated
Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Best Score Max Richter Nominated
Best Production Design Kevin Thompson, Kevin Constant, Christa Munro, Alison Sadler, David Scott,

Gary Warshaw

Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association January 10, 2020 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Gold Derby Awards February 4, 2020 Sound Grant Elder, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano Nominated
Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Golden Schmoes Awards 2019 Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Year Ad Astra Nominated
Most Underrated Movie of the Year Ad Astra Nominated
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards November 10, 2019 Best Picture Ad Astra Nominated
Best Director James Gray Nominated
Best Actor Brad Pitt Nominated
Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Best Score Max Richter Nominated
Hawaii Film Critics Society January 13, 2020 Best Sci-Fi Film Ad Astra Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association January 9, 2020 Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated [41]
Houston Film Critics Society Awards January 2, 2020 Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Indiewire Critics' Poll December 16, 2019 Best Lead Actor Brad Pitt Nominated
International Online Cinema Awards September 20, 2020 Best Actor Brad Pitt Nominated
Jupiter Award 29 August 2020 Best International Film Ad Astra Nominated
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards January 20, 2020 Sound Grant Elder, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano Nominated
Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Awards 2019 January 30, 2020 Technical Achievement of the Year Allen Maris (Visual Effects) Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors January 19, 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Music Score for Feature Film Jason Ruder, Katrina Schiller, Lena Glikson, Terry Wilson, Will Kaplan,

Philip Tallman, Darrell Hall, Sam Zeines, Richard Ziegler

Nominated
North Carolina Film Critics Association January 3, 2020 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Best Special Effects Nominated
North Texas Film Critics Association December 16, 2019 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards December 15, 2019 Best Body of Work Brad Pitt Nominated
Online Association of Female Film Critics December 23, 2019 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated
Online Film & Television Association February 2, 2020 Best Sound Effects Editing Gary Rydstrom and Brad Semenoff Nominated
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, Scott R. Fisher Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards January 6, 2020 Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Won
Phoenix Critics Circle December 14, 2019 Best Science Fiction Film Ad Astra Won
San Diego Film Critics Society December 9, 2019 Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema Nominated [42]
Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Won
Sant Jordi Awards April 23, 2020 Best Actor in a Foreign Film Brad Pitt Won
Seattle Film Critics Society December 16, 2019 Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Won [43]
St. Louis Film Critics Association wikiepdi Best Visual Effects Allen Maris, Jedediah Smith, Guillaume Rocheron, and Scott R. Fisher Runner Up
Best Score Max Richter Nominated
Venice Film Festival September 7, 2019 Golden Lion Ad Astra Nominated [41]
World Stunt Awards December 15, 2019 Best High Work Stunt Team of Ad Astra Nominated


See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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