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‘Ad Astra’ Is the Worst Sci-Fi Movie I’ve Ever Seen

When this movie was coming out last September I judged correctly: the movie looked, excuse my bluntness, dumb. It felt like a vague attempt to capture the same magic that Interstellar manages to bottle up by casting another big-time white male actor, in this case, it was Brad Pitt, and launch him into space for a visually and emotionally filling dramatic adventure.

The other day while watching HBO it came on and so I decided to sit back, relax, and see if my gut intuition was correct. Honestly, for two-thirds of the two hour and three-minute film, I was totally into the story: a story which sees Brad Pitt’s character, Roy McBride, on a classified mission to find his father (Tommy Lee Jones) on the other side of the galaxy before Earth is destroyed.

The visuals sucked me in, the storytelling left me dazzled, and I was blind to see just how unsensible the movie was until the final thirty minutes or so when the film devolved into a boring display of nothingness. I nearly fell asleep as the story refused to deliver any surprises whatsoever. Suddenly, the stunning visuals didn’t matter anymore. What mattered was how disappointing the film’s conclusion.

Looking back over the story; a story that featured a skirmish on the Moon with moon bandits that didn’t make sense, a frightening encounter with rabid space monkeys that got loose in a ship (don’t ask me why), and plenty of other nonsensical material, it’s clear that despite seeing simply awful science-fiction movies in the past, this was the worst.

It was so ill-conceived, so horribly put together and thought through, so unrealistic in its treatment of space travel and trajectories and whatnot, that it is undoubtedly the worst sci-fi film I have ever seen.

I suggest not to waste your time with this one. It had all of the makings of an Oscar-worthy film but veered left far too many times to even be considered for such a prestigious honor.

I’m not going to even give this movie a score, that’s how bad it was.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day.

The Bright Spots of the Oscars

I almost boycotted watching The Oscars because I was expecting a non-diverse evening that would leave me with a pit in my stomach. In fact, it was the exact opposite. There were plenty of exciting moments last night and today I’m here to share them all.

Brad Pitt Gets His First Oscar for Acting

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Brad Pitt has been working for a long time but he never has gotten one, outside of obtaining one for producing 12 Years a Slave. Well, if you work with Quentin Tarantino it’s a good chance you’re going to get nominated because Tarantino’s storytelling forces actors to be their best. And Brad Pitt’s acting turned into an Oscar. Great job! Continue reading The Bright Spots of the Oscars

Oscar Buzz: Which Actors and Movies Could Garner an Oscar Nomination?

It’s past halfway through the year and you can bet The Academy is already summarizing which actors, movies, music scores, etc. are worthy of Oscar nominations for this year’s Oscars. While most of the Oscar-worthy films still haven’t come out yet there are some movies and actors that are already garnering Oscar buzz.

Today I’ll share with you the potential nominees for these categories; Best Leading Actor, Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Animated Film, and Best Visual Effects. Enjoy!

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

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While I feel that the visual effects for Avengers: Infinity War were better than Endgame it’s destined to garner an Oscar nomination.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is one of those movies that relies heavily on CGI and while this film was not very good storywise it did manage to amaze with its jaw-dropping visual effects. I mean, those action scenes were bonkers, specifically in IMAX. Continue reading Oscar Buzz: Which Actors and Movies Could Garner an Oscar Nomination?