Main Plot Points:
- With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
What We Thought:
- Interstellar isn’t the mind blowing epic I was hoping it would be, but I still enjoyed it quite a lot.
- Don’t get me wrong, it is pretty epic and pretty mind blowing, but there’s a lot I could have done without. Although talking to other people, I seemed to have wanted less of what they wanted more of.
- Like most Christopher Nolan films, there’s a underlying message even if you don’t realize it. This one is about love and the power of love. I wanted none of that. Anne Hathaway does a monologue about love and I sat there waiting for something to happen.
- When you have a film that’s close to 3 hours long and is traveling through the galaxy through wormholes and talking about Quantum Physics, I don’t want emotions. I want cool science-y stuff. I understood most of the science behind, because I’m a nerd, so all I want is mind blowing effects, frozen planets and escaping black holes!
- If you forget about the emotions and having a heart, the film is amazing to look at. I was one of the few movie reviewers who didn’t go crazy over Gravity last year and it’s easy to compare this to that. But the better comparison is to the much underrated Sunshine. Both share a similar storyline and both had a much more gripping/suspenseful style than Gravity (I didn’t care if Bullock made it home, she didn’t want to be there in the first place).
- The cinematography and visuals in Interstellar are out of this world (pun intended). From the blast off to the cross galaxy travel, Nolan paints an amazing picture. I saw it in IMAX (don’t ask me if it was 35 or 70, I don’t care) and it was fantastic. The room shook because of the film’s score and sounds and it felt like an event more than just a movie.
- Then there’s the acting. Matthew McConaughey is great as usual. You can’t go wrong having Michael Caine and John Lithgow in your film. Jessica Chastain is one of my favorite actors going. There’s a couple of surprise actors in it that I don’t know if others knows are in it so I won’t spoil it.
- Interstellar is a must film on the big screen. The size and scope of the film is pretty breathtaking. Despite really not liking someone in the film, I still really enjoyed it. It’s not quite the movie I was expecting or wanting, but it’s very good and worth seeing.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Matthew McConaughey
- Anne Hathaway
- Jessica Chastain
- Michael Caine
- Director Christopher Nolan
Recommended if You Like:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey