'Ad Astra' Won't Be the Next 'Interstellar' — Editors Say It's So Much More
It’s easy to see trailers for Ad Astra and assume it’ll be this year’s Interstellar, a mind-bending and cerebral modern sci-fi drama that takes place in a universe that peers just slightly into our future. Concerns of climate change run rampant in both, and the hero goes on a dramatic journey to save his species — but the similarities stop there.
“As a film, I think we’re very different,” Ad Astra co-editor John Axelrad tells Inverse. “What we do share in common: It’s definitely a thinking person’s movie with multiple, rich layers of subtext, but ultimately the message is very different.”
In Ad Astra, Brad Pitt plays Roy McBride, an astronaut tasked with tracking down his father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), a renegade astronaut who’s been missing for years in the outer reaches of the solar system. He unravels a mystery that threatens the survival of mankind — and the entire planet.
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