ASTEROID CITY (Released to Theaters in the USA 2023)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

Asteroid City—outstandingly creative writing—supports that terrific writing and presentation on an all-star cast. The movie uses Brian Cranston as the announcer of each scene. The coloring of the scenes reminds one of the outlandish coloration found in the movie Speed Racer except not as neon bright. The movie’s presentation is similar to other Wes Anderson-directed films (like Poison) and intertwines several lifestyles into one conglomeration that disjointedly examines topics of aliens, military-asserted power over private information, the entertainment industry, life and death, and the brightest of our children who have deep interest in science. Be aware there is some graphic nudity in this Avant Garde movie and some sexual references, but besides that, the movie provides a disjointed look at the current concerns of humans while placing it within a 1950s setting. The presentation appeals to persons who enjoy difference and simple stage settings that are more stage than movie oriented. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A small group of tourists and science students are detained after seeing an alien. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Wes Anderson for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson for making the film possible. Cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Live Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolon, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The acting is on par; the storyline works. This movie is designed to appeal to the audience who appreciate the nouveau. 

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