Asteroid City is on digital 8/11 and on Blu-ray and DVD 8/15 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and we’re giving away five free digital codes so that anyone can watch Asteroid City from the comfort of their own home! If you missed the film in theaters, want to see this complicated masterpiece again, or are curious about what kind of film has such a massive A-list cast, be sure to read on so that you can email us and win a free digital code to watch the film.
Asteroid City is Wes Anderson’s latest artistic achievement, a meta comedy-drama with arguably the best cast of the year — Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Steve Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum.
The film follows a group of people who spend some time together by happenstance and choice alike in the titular town. Some of them are stargazers who are meeting for a convention and science experiment contest. Others include a family who has broken down in the desert and a huge movie star who’s taking a bit of a break. Together, they share a little heartbreak, wisdom, and humor, and may even encounter an alien. But maybe the whole thing isn’t real? Maybe this is just a performance?
It’s arguably Anderson’s most experimental film, and one of his most visually bombastic. You can watch the trailer for this metatextual modern classic below, and find the email address to receive a free digital code if you’re one of the first five people to email us.
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As Julian Roman wrote in our review for Asteroid City:
“Asteroid City has exceptional cinematography and production design. Anderson accompanies rich character development with corresponding sets and backgrounds. The narrator and Earp, both depicted in black and white, are the nuts and bolts anchors of the film. The action in town has vivid hues representing the crazy developments. The contrast keeps you engaged through head-scratching moments. Anderson’s use of props is especially clever with the children’s wacky inventions. Jetpacks, ray guns, and even a hot plate become instrumental.
“Asteroid City will undoubtedly delight Anderson’s fan base. There’s a familiar comfort seeing his tried and true veteran ensemble in a bonkers situation. But the film may be too abstract for general audiences. Character overload, in conjunction with the labyrinthine storyline, perplexes as the players leap in and out of the play. Anderson self-deprecatingly acknowledges this when the protagonist admits to not having a clue what’s actually going.”
To receive a digital code, all you have to do is be one of the first five people to email us at AsteroidCityGiveaway@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if you won and send you the digital code!