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Brad Pitt’s ‘ space-epic ‘Ad Astra sets a new standard for sci-fi movies, ex-NASA engineer says

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The Brad Pitt-helmed the space epic “Ad Astra,” sets a new standard for science-fiction movies, was a former NASA engineer who served as technical advisor for the film, told Fox News.

“In my opinion, it sets a new standard for sci-fi movies, update, for all to see on the big screen, some of the most stunning images we have received of our own solar system, since films such as ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ has been released for more than 50 years ago,” said Robert Yowell, who served as an engineer for NASA for 11 years and as a senior mission manager for SpaceX.

The film, set in a future where humanity has colonized a few of the far-flung parts of the milky way galaxy, but it still does not take into account their own real-life harassment, it is three films rolled out cohesively in a visually-stunning film about the astronauts, the exploring of the place, such as Mars and Jupiter; and a moving father-son story about coming to grips with the suspension, and who will grow up to be a certain kind of father, and as a social commentary for the 21st century, concern about the deterioration of the environment, to the contrary, our place in the world.

Pitt, 55, plays a Maj. Roy McBride, a man on a mission to the edge of our solar system, that is, he can’t really deny it.

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Brad Pitt plays an astronaut struggling with a variety of conflicting emotions in “Ad Astra.”
(FRANCOIS DUHAMEL/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

As he travels in search of his father, Pitt’s character’s fighting space, pirates, rabid baboons, and, periodically, to take his vital signs and state of mind — spend a large part of the film, out in the deepest and darkest parts of the milky way Galaxy. The old actor spoke about the relationship with the parents in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

“In my personal experience, it is something to be universal, in the fact that, you know, our parents, our universe, our gods, our very first impression on how they should behave, react, feel, be in the world. And with that, in varying degrees, some of us more than others, the pain and confusion of that. I think that it will take nearly a lifetime to understand some of what you had, and some of them,” he told Amanpour.

Yowell explains what it was like to be a consultant on the film.

“I was overwhelmed by the sheer atmosphere of teamwork, dedication and pride of the hundreds of people it took to make this wonderful film. The workmen who are in the assembly of the gods, the artists, prop masters, costume designers, cinematographers, lighting specialists, and, of course, the actors and the director, this team reminds me strongly of the time in my career, when I was part of the team to prepare for, and then make use of a space shuttle mission,” Yowell told Fox News.

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“Ad Astra” will open in theaters nationwide on September 20th. (FRANCOIS DUHAMEL/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

The film, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones as Roy’s father, J. Clifford McBride, Donald Sutherland as Colonel Pruitt, a long-time friend of his father, and Liv Tyler, as Roy’s wife, Eva.

“I was very pleased with the trust and confidence of the beautiful, the director James Gray and co-writer Ethan Gross, who kindly asked for my inputs on a regular basis in the pre-production and on set during the filming,” Yowell said.

“I hope that it will inspire a new generation to become more active in the field of science and engineering, just as in movies such as “2001” did not work for me,” he added.

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Brad Pitt stars in the new space epic “Ad Astra.”
(FRANCOIS DUHAMEL/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

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