Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar sees Matthew McConaughey leaving the dying planet Earth along with a few others, to seek out a new planet for the people of Earth to continue living on.
The plot sounds somewhat simple, however many other areas are touched upon. Dimensions like time and gravity are met when the crew are traveling through black holes in space. To know a thing or two about physics might help your understanding for this film, however, I know nothing about that stuff and I followed it just fine. However, it did get me more interested in the subjects that it touched on.
Before seeing this movie, I had heard a lot of other critics say that this was a decent movie that had some flaws. So I went in not expecting it to be as good as ‘Inception’, which is my favorite movie directed by Nolan. I should have kept my expectations high, because I absolutely LOVED this film and for me, the question of what movie is better, Interstellar or Inception, will be a debate that will always be happening in my mind.
What made this movie so fantastic for me was the emotion that it carried. When McConaughey drives away from his family as the countdown to his launch into space happening all simultaneously with Hans Zimmers’ score, it kind of made me choke up a bit. The story was excellent and was very thought provoking. The use of time was very interesting and I found that to be the emotional core for the film too. Having one character age, while having others remain the same was very cool.
I will give Interstellar an A. I have now seen the movie twice because of how great the theatrical experience was. I’ll definitely be buying it on blu-ray when it comes out. Upon my first viewing I only had a slight nitpick with how convenient the ending seemed. Then again, one has to remember this is mostly science-fiction and NOT science-fact. Other than that, it was insanely enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.