Ad Astra

September 23, 2019

This movie is really not good, you guys.

I’m astonished and baffled at the good reviews this thing is getting, praising the acting and the heartfelt story. Because in fact this thing is a pile of cliches. An Olympus Mons-sized mountain of cliches and bad dialog and stiff acting and nonsensical story telling.

And what I really can’t figure out is why the glowing reviews refuse to mention the Rabid Space Baboons. It’s like, you can’t say that this is a good movie and also acknowledge that the scene with the Rabid Space Baboons happened so they’re just pretending like it didn’t happen.

But it did. And it was bad.

Long (hoo boy) review coming on Lightspeed in a month or so. Stay tuned.

 

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7 Responses to “Ad Astra”

  1. mdkanner Says:

    I think at a certain point, established actors get good reviews no matter how bad the movie.

  2. David Hack Says:

    And here I had been hopeful, and had been reminded of your story “This is the Highest step in the world” I almost went this weekend, once again Carrie saves her fans time.

  3. Carbonman Says:

    We saw it on Saturday; it was merely OK.

  4. Jared Moloshok Says:

    I noticed on the “Reception” section of the film’s Wikipedia page that one reviewer compared it favorably to Gravity and Interstellar. Not too surprised by your reaction, given your thoughts on the latter two.

  5. carriev Says:

    I’m actually revising my opinions of Gravity and Interstellar. I was obviously much too hard on them. They weren’t perfect, but they were coherent.


  6. Darn, I really thought it might be good. Since I live in the Arctic and don’t get to see movies until I either go into a real town, or they come out on video, I really look forward to your reviews. I’ve yet to disagree with you on a movie! So I’m deeply disappointed this ended up being a stinker!

    There really were space baboons? Because, seriously?

  7. Jared Moloshok Says:

    There really were space baboons? Because, seriously?

    Normally the words “space baboons” would be enough to convince me to see a movie featuring such a thing.

    However, it’s probably not something that a movie that wants to be taken so seriously wants to include.


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