ASTRO Movie Review: Explore What Life Could Be Like If We Could Harness Alien Technology

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YBLTV Movie Review: ASTRO

The jumping timelines of ASTRO took me a bit to get used to. Once I got past that, this was a unique take on aliens and space travel. It may not have the big budget sequences that Hollywood can muster, but it definitely deserves a watch. It’s not a stretch that we could have tycoons that have alien technology that we are not allowed to know about. This is the basis of the Area 51 conspiracies. The army has these things, and buries them away until they know what to do with them. But what would keep us from being manipulated by the technology, or those that created it. If you get down to it, ASTRO presents the viewer with a philosophical question: Just because you have the ability to travel to other planets, should you do so? Every person would be tempted...

PROS
  • Unique take on aliens and space travel
  • Definitely deserves a watch!
CONS
  • Jumping timelines of ASTRO can take a bit to get used to
  • No big budget sequences that Hollywood can muster
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)

Astro, starring Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Hunt to Kill), Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog), Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage) and Michael Pare (The Shelter) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Astro, starring Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Hunt to Kill), Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog), Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage) and Michael Pare (The Shelter) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

YBLTV Movie Review: ASTRO

If you haven’t had a chance yet, watch ASTRO. Imagine if someone like Richard Branson just boarded one of his rockets and disappeared into space, without letting NASA, or any other government agencies that he was going. That is the the situation we find ourself in at the beginning of Asif Akbar’s film ASTRO.

The Retired Life

Jack Adams is a retired soldier living out on a ranch, a quiet life. When two black sedans arrive on his property, he grabs his shotgun and meets them at the gate. Some old co-workers have come to entice him with a vacation and a new job opportunity.

Jack and his daughter return home that night, only to be awoken by the broken glass from gunfire. Someone from Jack’s past has decided to take Jack and Laura out. Jack and Laura are able to fend off their attackers, but not without taking a toll on Laura. Her asthma goes unchecked and causes a scare on top of things. Jack and Laura are able to get away from the house, and on the run until they can determine what is going on. This leads Jack to take Alex up on his offer of an exciting new opportunity.

“What would you do if you could travel through a blackhole and find alternate universes?”