Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland
Directed by: James Gray
Run Time: 2 hours 4 minutes
What would you do when you start to get hopes that your long-last father might still be alive, waiting for rescue? You dive headfirst into this mission of finding him, of course. And with Brad (Roy McBride) being an astronaut, his mission is to search for his dad in the dark abyss of deep space, far to the point of planet Neptune. Roy’s father was a legendary astronaut who once went on a space mission but never returned back. What happened to him is a mystery which has played a resounding effect on Roy’s psyche. He is cold, pessimistic, focused on the outside but inside, it’s whole another story. He’s melancholic, lamenting, yearning, and has all the emotions of a normal human being who is scarred. What lies in space and what would he find on the ‘other side’ will keep you absorbed.
First of all, let’s talk about Brad. He’s fit into the mold of the role effortlessly. And oh, he looks very gorgeous. The movie has written all Brad Pitt over it. There’s not much done with other characters of the film, say Liv Tyler (playing Roy’s wife) for example, or Ruth Negga whose role is quite interesting and make you want to ask more of her. But the character of Brad is extremely captivating and complex that you’ll forget about parallel characters quicker than you can say, well, sidekicks. So no complaints there. About the cinematography, it’s brilliant. And after seeing Gravity and other space films, we don’t expect any less either. If we’re not getting bowled over with the space adventures of a space film, it’s not made right anyway! With flawless visual effects, this one ensures you gape at least once in its runtime. Some shots used in the movie are the actual photos of the moon’s surface. As real as it gets!
Lastly, the film has a fair share of surprise elements, things you haven’t seen in other space movies so far. It’s an original!
So Should You Go Watch This Movie?
Yes, if you don’t mind some ingenious, new, enthralling fun.