Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, Kimberly Elise, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, John Ortiz
Sci-fi thriller directed and co-written by James Gray. The story centers on astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father, who went missing twenty years ago after he went on a mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He uncovers secrets which threatens the survival of our planet.
Roy McBride: I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge.
[after his accident in space, Roy wakes up in the hospital]
Roy’s Wife: It’s crazy out there. There’s fires everywhere and plane crashes. They’re calling the surge.
Stroud: Major, we have some highly classified information.
General Rivas: What can you tell us about the Lima Project?
Roy McBride: Its objective was to search for advanced extraterrestrial life. The ship disappeared approximately sixteen years into the mission.
General Rivas: And the commander was?
Roy McBride: He was my father, sir.
Stroud: [to Roy] This might come as quite a shock to you. Your father was experimenting with a highly classified material that could threaten our entire solar system. All life would be destroyed. We’re counting on you to find out what’s happening out there.
Roy’s Wife: [to Roy] What are you thinking about?
Roy’s Wife: [to Roy] I worry about you. I love you.
Ship Med Tech: Please begin your psychological evaluation as best you can. Please describe your current mental and emotional state.
Roy McBride: I am feeling good, ready to do my job to the best of my abilities.
Roy McBride: I remain fully committed to the lawful completion of the mission. If necessary, I will destroy the project in its entirety. The earth put its hopes in him, and now its fate is on me.
Man: We have a job to do. Are you ready?
Roy McBride: I’m ready.
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