Cogill’s movie review: ‘Ad Astra’ falls short of the stars

  • In “Ad Astra,” Brad Pitt plays a spaceman on a mission to connect with his father. (Courtesy image / Fox)

“Ad Astra” is a melancholy sci-fi road trip movie about a son in search of his father who just happens to be in far away space and the perilous journey to find him. It’s also a cynical view of future space travel as the moon and beyond is in the process of being colonized with tourists, fast food chains, and Holiday Inns.