Parents' Guide to

Astro (2018)

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Low-budget sci-fi action movie has violence, cursing.

Movie NR 2018 104 minutes
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This low-budget blend of action and science fiction has a list of problems as long as your arm. But Astro's biggest problem is the complete lack of resolution to any aspect of the story. It plays more like a TV pilot episode made on spec, complete with fade-outs that seem custom-made for commercial placement. If it was going to be a TV series, the premise, and what the movie sets itself up to be about, would at least be kind of interesting: A young woman's search for her father who mysteriously disappears after reuniting with a former buddy who's now a billionaire aerospace mogul. But this movie wasn't about that, at all.

Fans of professional kickboxer and B movie action star Gary Daniels will be disappointed in the few and far between fight scenes that aren't choreographed or filmed well. Sci-fi fans will be disappointed in how often the captive-alien story is picked up and dropped. Fans of movies will be disappointed in the bad sound quality, the confusing cuts that make it hard to figure out whether people are even in the same place or not, the unrealistic situations, the overuse of stating the obvious, the confusing flashback, the predictable plot, and on and on. Pass.

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