Astral (2018) is a English movie. Chris Mul has directed this movie. Damson Idris,Frank Dillane,Catherine Steadman,Vanessa Grasse are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2018. Astral (2018) is considered one of the best Drama,Horror,Sci-Fi,Thriller movie in India and around the world.
The film stars Frank Dillane (Fear The Walking Dead), Vanessa Grasse (Leatherface) and Damson Idris (Farming) in the story of a metaphysics student who discovers the practice of astral projection and the scientific possibility of a dimension outside our own. Coming to terms with the death of his mother, Alex turns to astral projection in an attempt to reconnect with her. "Coming to terms with the explanation of his mother's untimely death, Alex turns to spiritual contact after the relationship with his father breaks down. As a student of metaphysics, Alex learns of the "scientific" premise of astral projection-the ability to project your spirit into an unseen spatial dimension. Attempting to astral project, Alex becomes plagued by shadow spirits-malevolent entities vying to enter his body to access our world. Alex soon learns that he is not the only member of his family to have been besieged by such beings, as his mother's dark past is brought to his attention." Evil never dies.
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Astral (2018) Reviews
Like reading a book with the last 3-4 chapters ripped out.
Really a short film dragged out for a full movie. Also the ending is nowhere to be seen. I would say its the worst ending I've seen in awhile, but there wasn't an ending at all. I myself can't see why anyone would rate it over 3\10, but to each his own I guess. Creepy factor was also non existent. I've seen short 5 min films do 10 times more.
Nothing to see here
ASTRAL doesn't really give you much to get excited about. The story is very much centered around the protagonist. While there are other characters in the film everyone else gets pretty much left by the wayside giving you zero to no insight surrounding their dynamics as a group of students attending university. Little to no character development went into this film and even less attempts at standing out as more than a run of the mill jump scare movie, which doesn't didnt even succeed at that. With other films like Insidious exploring the astral projection area of horror this one falls drastically flat in every way. I had hoped that when we finally arrived at the big bad demon of the movie which had little to no build up ,we see it for only a few moments and then nothing. I expected this movie to be more exploratory of the astral plane but I guess the budget didnt allow for more. Give this one a solid pass
I was quite liking this film then all of a sudden - nothing! It just stopped. It was obvious that some of the cast were either inexperienced or lacked direction, but it didn't detract too much from the overall story. The editing could have been a lot tighter in places. Sometimes a shot would linger just a little too long which detracted from the overall flow. It seemed that the film was just one big build up to something that was never delivered. Just when there was a bit of interesting action in the film that could lead to some very interesting scenes it just stops dead in it's tracks. There is no payoff whatsoever for the viewer who is left wondering what the hell the film was all about. It was as though the ending was rushed in at the last minute and a large chunk of the story had been culled. This is yet another film that had great potential if a little more thought had gone in to it's production. As it is, the film just ends up being a waste of time. Such a shame because I really wanted this film to be good when it started. One to miss for sure.
Who the hell is rating this higher than 1?
What kills this is the script and the dialogue. And gee, take those away and you have .... nothing, really. It looks nice, the actors do the best they can, the music is competent, the special effects are competent. But with the dialogue and script gone: The cinematography makes no sense at all. The actors just embarass themselves, and the speeches are absurd and boring. The music keeps just surging at completely random intervals. The special effects convey a story that keeps changing direction as the drunken author wakes up and scribbles another paragraph. If I were a producer and this landed on my desk as a DEMO? I'd have a good laugh, then possibly call the creators in for a chat: "You folks really have potential. We're going to give you a REAL script to work with and see what you do, but this demo? It must NEVER reach the public or you will never have any credibility associated with your names? Understand me?"
One of the worst endings I've ever seen.
I dunno if I can think of a worse end to a movie. So much more could have been done....like any ending at all. Great cast...but the movie itself is like a 10 minute short film dragged out for a full movie. Its like reading a book and you get to the last 3 chapters and they have been ripped out as well. I myself can't see why the ratings are over 3 out of 10. But to each his own I guess.