Ad Astra Filmmakers Break Down the Lunar Scenes | Vanity Fair


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  • bloobeeblah
    bloobeeblah  2 weeks back

    You couldn't have used a more contrasting color than BLUE.... when most of shots are blue/greenish toned... jfc.

    • /UNWANTED/
      /UNWANTED/  2 weeks back

      ive only just discovered the existence of this movie and it came out a month ago? guessing they didnt put much into advertisment?

      • The Cooler Rats
        The Cooler Rats  2 weeks back

        So, you did the Space Odyssey thing, where you made space travel to the moon banal? And had it be multinational?

        • Alex Baxter
          Alex Baxter  3 weeks back

          If in doubt, it’s lunar photography

          • Young_ Midorya
            Young_ Midorya  3 weeks back

            I thought James Gray was Adam Savage for a sec...

            • Sayed El Sherif
              Sayed El Sherif  3 weeks back

              one of the greatest movies of 2019 i totally agree with this " *This movie will be one of those movies people really start to love years later* "

              • OUSSAMA HEDDA
                OUSSAMA HEDDA  3 weeks back

                i hate this movie so much, boring story on "space"

                • Professor Waffle
                  Professor Waffle  1 months back

                  One of the most visually stunning films i have ever seen makes me very optimistic about the future of humanity in Space

                  • Heinz Ketchup
                    Heinz Ketchup  1 months back

                    Don't act like you even care about the science, because you completely disregarded it. Not to mention the terrible story. Terribly disappointed by this movie.

                    • Euphoric_ Dubu
                      Euphoric_ Dubu  1 months back

                      This movie was great. It will definitely age well

                      • Carl Scruggs
                        Carl Scruggs  1 months back

                        i did not enjoy this movie

                        • lucy drill
                          lucy drill  1 months back

                          the film is too amazing and making me feel so in despair...

                          • Prometheus Gaming
                            Prometheus Gaming  1 months back

                            James Gray looks like budget Adam Savage.

                            • BlackShogun 27
                              BlackShogun 27  4 weeks back

                              You're so wrong for making me see that 😂

                          • Big Box
                            Big Box  1 months back

                            I like the take of the movie about how techno capital is going to be the main engine in space colonization, and the same geopolitical games on earth are in place.

                            • 360SRH 2
                              360SRH 2  1 months back

                              Terrible dumb movie that defies the laws of physics and space

                              • winter ramos
                                winter ramos  1 months back

                                Did I hear that correctly. The government are coming up with weapons to shoot in the moon.

                                Ladies&Gents we are officially going to destroy space as well with our primitive mindsets just like on Earth. Ughhh

                                • Gabriel Machado
                                  Gabriel Machado  1 months back

                                  Looks great, too bad they couldn't afford to hire a screenwriter

                                  • strelokblyat
                                    strelokblyat  1 months back

                                    People who didn't like this film simply aren't the target audience, this film is a masterwork

                                    • strelokblyat
                                      strelokblyat  1 months back

                                      Gray was right... Apocalypse Now in Space...

                                      • sn0wiron
                                        sn0wiron  1 months back

                                        While the visuals and the concept of this movie is very interesting, I don't get emotional attached to the movie, I think it's the biggest problem of Ad Astra.

                                        • Exige Nene
                                          Exige Nene  1 months back

                                          The movie is doo doo

                                        • Harry Davis
                                          Harry Davis  1 months back

                                          This film communicating so many brilliant ideas in such an artful way; unfortunately it seems most audiences couldn't pick up on them? I'm not really sure why the consensus was that this was just an average film.

                                          • altaccout
                                            altaccout  1 months back

                                            These ideas may be "brilliant" but the every movie nowadays have "brilliant ideas" floating around each shot.

                                        • Sayed El Sherif
                                          Sayed El Sherif  1 months back

                                          the movie will be nation treasure to the next generation cuz ours won't understand it just like joker and once upon a time in hollywood
                                          these are the movies of 2019 for sure

                                          • 360SRH 2
                                            360SRH 2  1 months back

                                            No the next generation will be even more educated in astronomy and science. And realize this movie is totally bogus and impossible

                                        • Youssef Esmail
                                          Youssef Esmail  1 months back

                                          Ad astra is one of the best movies of all time

                                          • Hubert Mazur
                                            Hubert Mazur  1 months back

                                            My friend predicted the VFX of this movie before it came out, help him out if you can -

                                            • Pontius Pilate
                                              Pontius Pilate  1 months back

                                              it's brilliant

                                              • tizoc977
                                                tizoc977  1 months back

                                                Absolute killer scene. I was grinning like a madman when I saw this scene, totally unexpected for me to see a action sequence on the moon. Especially one that tried to be so faithful to reality. I applaud the effort put into making things feasible

                                                • Faran Khan
                                                  Faran Khan  1 months back

                                                  Hoyte Van Hoytema, cinematographer of Ad Astra, should have been given his due credit in this scene breakdown. DOP of this movie is breathtakingly beautiful. The color grading that were kept for Moon and then Mars were exceptional choice.. I can watch it numerous times just to study the visuals!

                                                  • JDM Cesar
                                                    JDM Cesar  1 months back

                                                    as a space nut! i was very disapointed with this film.

                                                    • Dwight Schrute
                                                      Dwight Schrute  1 months back

                                                      JDM Cesar seeing as how they tried a lot more than most films, are there any space films that haven’t disappointed you then?

                                                  • hardcoras apotinazaret
                                                    hardcoras apotinazaret  1 months back

                                                    I fell asleep at the cinema . For real

                                                  • Bob LobLaw
                                                    Bob LobLaw  1 months back

                                                    if there's one thing for sure that we're going to figure out how to do in the near future, it's firing guns in space.

                                                    • Marcin Szudek
                                                      Marcin Szudek  1 months back

                                                      @altaccout Portable railguns will address that problem (no recoil). Or instead of a gun, just have a miniature missile launcher. With no air resistance, it's a lot easier to make it feasible.

                                                    • altaccout
                                                      altaccout  1 months back

                                                      Well guns shoot just fine in space, the problem is you floating the opposite direction when you fire them.

                                                  • Alexander Fuhrer
                                                    Alexander Fuhrer  1 months back

                                                    Apocalypse Now

                                                    IN SPACE

                                                    • Alexander Fuhrer
                                                      Alexander Fuhrer  1 months back

                                                      @Sharky165 yes! And so glad more people have seen the Black Hole, it is so unique and incredible. That ending! And of course, 2001 and gravity are amazing. I think we have similar taste in film :)

                                                    • Sharky165
                                                      Sharky165  1 months back

                                                      Alexander Fuhrer ABSOLUTELY, that’s the very first one I thought of, along with Disney’s very underrated _The Black Hole_ — with the best elements of _Gravity_ and _2001: A Space Odyssey_ added in !!

                                                  • TheEnigma28
                                                    TheEnigma28  1 months back


                                                    • Allice Yi
                                                      Allice Yi  1 months back

                                                      I was so wrong to stereotype James Gray would not be funny based on the movies he directed. His costume desginer impression kills me 🤣

                                                      • Nokitron
                                                        Nokitron  1 months back

                                                        Lmao i also thought he would be so dead serious about his movies

                                                    • Torunamukaji
                                                      Torunamukaji  1 months back

                                                      They pat themselves on the back for the technical accuracy of the film. Well....why is there absolutely no hint that they are in 1/6 Earth's gravity when they are inside, yet it's obvious when they are on the rovers?
                                                      And what is this dust Sutherland is reaching up to touch while on the rover? The dust shouldn't have been there as there is no atmosphere to keep it aloft.
                                                      There are so many ridiculous technical inaccuracies in the film I found it silly and couldn't enjoy it(eg. Pitt sneaks on the ship on Mars while it's taking off and isn't pinned to the back wall. They even have a zero gravity battle inside the ship while it continues to accelerate lol).
                                                      Was slow as well and not as deep as I think some like to make it. I think it's they type of film that ppl can digest and be a bit introspective about which makes them feel that it is complicated than it really is and makes the average person feel good about themselves for "figuring it out".
                                                      6/10 at best. You've been fooled.

                                                      • Marcin Szudek
                                                        Marcin Szudek  1 months back

                                                        That really irritated me. They are pretending to be technically accurate but lack even the most basic scientific knowledge. The guy literally says "The station is a disc because of Moon's gravity". Like... so? Is he implying that simply making a station circular will magically counteract lowG?

                                                      • Rob Parkin
                                                        Rob Parkin  1 months back

                                                        You're forgetting the part where they just stopped half way to mars, like pulling over on a highway 😂

                                                      • Torunamukaji
                                                        Torunamukaji  1 months back

                                                        @Film Toppingssaid no one ever. You're joking right?

                                                      • Film Toppings
                                                        Film Toppings  1 months back

                                                        The movie is incredibly fast-paced lol

                                                    • Baz Irvine
                                                      Baz Irvine  1 months back

                                                      These two, so it's your fault then.

                                                      • AB Henley
                                                        AB Henley  1 months back

                                                        My favorite film of this year. Incredible. I wish I could see them do this for the whole movie :(

                                                        • The DIY Shop
                                                          The DIY Shop  1 months back

                                                          I just hate how they got all of the orbital mechanics wrong, it should be a rule that if your gonna make a space movie that's meant to be realistic that you need to go and play KSP

                                                          • Mariana Barberena
                                                            Mariana Barberena  1 months back

                                                            Easily one my top 3 favorite movies of the year. Every single scene was so deeply pleasant to the eye I just can’t explain. It was a cinematic experience. This movie definitely deserves way more recognition. Amazing and beautiful job guys!

                                                            • Ayah Khairallah
                                                              Ayah Khairallah  1 months back

                                                              They’re not talking about Neptune ?!

                                                              • Faran Khan
                                                                Faran Khan  1 months back

                                                                I think you shouldn't as well.. it's something they kept out of the trailers just to make the story a bit of a surprise for the ones who haven't watched it yet

                                                              • The DIY Shop
                                                                The DIY Shop  1 months back

                                                                It's where the protagonist goes

                                                            • Aurum TheBrave
                                                              Aurum TheBrave  1 months back

                                                              I hAtEd tHiS MoVie bEcAUse tHeRe WeRe nO AliEnS I dOn'T gET iT WaAAAaaA ItS So bOrInG ItS goTTa bE tHe ScRIpt It DoESn'T MaKe AnY SenSe

                                                              • Giuliano 224
                                                                Giuliano 224  1 months back

                                                                If you fire a gun in the moon the bullet will go arround it come back and kill you 😂😂😂

                                                                • Billy Bob
                                                                  Billy Bob  1 months back

                                                                  This movie sucked

                                                                  • melvina628
                                                                    melvina628  1 months back

                                                                    Was hoping we would have improved our habits on a new planet. Maybe in real life (LOL).

                                                                    • nlg070301
                                                                      nlg070301  1 months back

                                                                      Breathtaking to look at. Relatable, emotional substance to go with it. An almost perfect modern day Sci-Fi film.

                                                                      • kathryn rose
                                                                        kathryn rose  1 months back

                                                                        saw this movie on Saturday for my birthday and it was amazing

                                                                        • Femin-IST
                                                                          Femin-IST  1 months back

                                                                          What a mesmerizing film! Such class,emotional gravitas and meaning in just 2 hours & 3 minutes.

                                                                          • EmperorJot
                                                                            EmperorJot  1 months back

                                                                            “We’re all we’ve got”