The themes and concepts are interesting, but the execution lacks in pretty much every area. No cohesion in the story, no flow with all the "nah, you chose wrong, let's rewind that for you so you can pick the right path", which also breaks with the entire concept of actually letting people believe there is a choice to be made.
An early 90's blaxploitation satire showing how ridiculous the "western world white-guy's"'s stereotypes was back then, and to some degree still is today.
I honestly cannot decide what's funniest: The film itself, or the reactions to it 25 years later, completely missing the point ... both of which are hilarious.
This reminds me of an essay I wrote in school after a new teacher demanded it to be handwritten.
A great setup explaining the plot, introducing important characters and plot points cleverly, and just when the story is about to take-off and develop, everything was rushed to fit not a single letter more than the two-page minimum.
I never had to write anything by hand again, and my hope is that films like Ad Astra can get studios to let go of their destructive, limiting two hour max.