Brad Pitt as Roy McBride in Ad Astra

Ad Astra follows astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) as he agrees to a mission across the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father, Clifford McBride, and his doomed expedition that 30 years later threatens human beings. The film is written and directed by James Gray and stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, and Donald Sutherland.

First and foremost, Ad Astra is what science fiction should be; an exploration of the…