Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed, co-written and produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine. It has the weight of extraordinary expectations as Christopher Nolan’s first directorial outing since The Dark Knight Rises. With Interstellar, arguably his first ‘true’ science-fiction project, Nolan inverts expectation once again, with a film rooted in the mundane math homework but spliced with the fantastic.
The best thing about Interstellar is that, like Inception, the science and the ideas are as real, as sophisticated, and as advanced, as any ideas out there. If you see a critic or somebody saying this is convolute or overly complex that says more about their lack of understanding than about the movie. We should be thrilled Nolan is thinking about and making movies about these things. Bravo
Interstellar is certainly brave if nothing else. Spanning multiple galaxies and time zones , the movie is a beautiful experience for at least the first 2 hours of its run-time.
CHARACTER ANALYSIS AND PLOT
Matthew McConaughey in the lead role is a wrong pick. Not a single frame passes by thinking why Christian Bale not given this flick. Tune into 45 minutes of the movie, you will understand that he is no lesser awesome. Anne Hathaway, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley and all the others are in their best, being lock up in space suits all the time.
The movie is mainly about Nolan’s vision. You need solid stuff inside your head to visualize something which has not been studied, understood or beheld earlier in motion picture. The usage of astounding colors, the depiction of sophisticated aspects like Wormhole, is just beyond adjectives and metaphors. Let’s keep it simple, Mind-blowing.
Did I forget the music? You will relish it like you have never done it before. Who knew the chirping sounds of the birds is sweeter than the Beethoven’s symphony before this movie actually create the context? And when was the last time you thought Time was ruling over our lives? Watch the movie, you will fall in love with its characteristics and the intricacies it’s capable of!
Some scenes seem to be very slow, everything makes sense by the end. Are you watching closely by the way? Let’s not compare this with Prestige or Inception as they are totally different genres. Frankly, the movie Gravity might have had some affect in making some things for granted. I mean audience might no longer be excited to see space walking! But, this has geeky stuff to make you feel all the more exhilarated.
“Black holes, relativity, singularity, the fifth dimension! The talk is grand. There’s a problem, however. It is hard to understand, and some of it is hard to hear. The composer Hans Zimmer produces monstrous swells of organ music that occasionally smother the words like lava. The actors seem overmatched by the production.“
-THE NEW YORKER
With the endless pints of physics chased by shots of moral philosophy, Interstellar can at times feel like a three-year undergraduate course crammed into a three-hour movie. Or, to put it another way, what dinner and a movie with Professor Brian Cox might feel like. The final act compounds the issue, descending into a morass of tesseracts, five-dimensional space and gravitational telephony. More than the monolithic robot and his sarcastic, HAL-nodding asides (“I’ll blow you out of the airlock!”), it’s transcendental climax that feels most indebted to Kubrick’s 2001; something that will undoubtedly prompt some to accuse Nolan of disappearing up his own black hole.
Interstellar story is peppered with logical breaks, but they are for the most part pardonable. One can fill in the gaps and reason out the narrative holes, if they so choose. An effort is made to bring us along and ensure that those of us who do not have PHDs in physics can buy into the circumstances as – at least to some degree – plausible. Interstellar may be grounded and rich in visual detail, but it’s still a science fiction film after all, and much of the story is going to venture into in the realm of pure imagination; the magical “what if?”
As a light-year-spanning quest to save the human race, this is the director’s broadest canvas by far, but also his most intimate. And against the alien backdrop of black holes, wormholes and strange new worlds, Interstellar stands as Nolan’s most human film to date.
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