Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: ‘Ad Astra’

I really didn’t know how my son would react to Ad Astra. A slow-moving space drama? This isn’t a movie that propels toward Neptune with rocket speed. Even the movie’s basic plot (a son going into space to search for his father) isn’t something (I hope) he relates to. We have a good relationship—so a son searching for his long lost dad… Was it something he would relate to at all?

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Since the movie was low on action, it needed something else to draw the audience in (especially if you’re bringing a 12-year old). Luckily, he was wrapped up in the drama of the plot. Even though the movie doesn’t move along quickly, it stays engaging. Ultimately, however, I think the visuals were what engaged him the most. The film looks beautiful and sparks all the imagination in a tweenager’s brain.

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This post was last modified on October 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Adam DiMuzio: @ Adam and his sons (Anthony and Zachary) host the Bodaciously Awesome Family Show. A podcast dedicated to helping maximize their kids experiences, and for kids to reap the fun. Right now they are likely playing a game, watching a movie or mindlessly arguing over which of us is more awesome.