Ad Astra ★★★½

Brad Pitt's character has a very strong desire to live up to a perceived level of expectations from his long lost father. The hook would be his father has not been in contact with the entire existence of humanity for the last several decades. This would be the best way to describe the entire movie in a nutshell. The production value and the acting is absolutely wonderful. Brad Pitt can cry with sorrowful emotion and Tommy Lee Jones subtly portrays a recluse who has forgotten what authentic human interaction truly feels like. My favorite parts about the movie could be attributed with the amount of work that must have gone into its production, paricularly the set design and the special effects. It was a visual feast that was enjoyable to watch and enjoy every camera shot that appeared on screen. I could watch this movie a few more times to really appreciate its visual aesthetic.