Wow…first of all let me just say WOW! And is it also okay if I say I am beginning to fall in love with Christopher Nolan?
Interstellar gives us an amazing journey following Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Frailty, The Wolf of Wall Street) playing Cooper, an engineer called on to travel through space and navigate through a discovered wormhole in hopes of finding an inhabitable planet to call home.
In this futuristic tale mother Earth is dying. Nothing can grow and we are continually plagued by dust storms. Cooper’s daughter Murph the younger version played by Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt1 &2, Wish You Well) keeps getting messages from whom she believes to be a ghost in her room. Books fall in a way that she can decipher in Morse Code. One of these messages happens to be coordinates to an organization where NASA continues their work of space travel. There they meet, professor Brand played by the ever charming Michael Caine (The Prestige, Now You See Me, Last Love) who explains to them that mankind’s only hope of existence is to leave Earth in search of three other potentially livable planets just beyond the recently attainable wormhole. Cooper is joined by Brand’s daughter played by Anne Hathaway (Bride Wars, The Devil Wears Prada, Les Miserables) and Doyle played by Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty, Pioneer) not to mention a robot who is programmed to be 90% humorous voiced by Bill Irwin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rachel Getting Married, Lady in the Water).
Visually stunning, edge of your seat gripping and emotionally captivating. The exact ingredients for an instant movie classic you won’t soon forget. You will see some typical Nolan traits that sometimes rub me the wrong way, like how he’ll make one scene fascinating but then drag on with the scene with long explanations that make you keep looking at the time wondering ‘Can we wrap this up?’ Also he like’s to make his reasoning’s extremely complex like with the reason on how the books fall in Morse Code. I was still very confused about that, something about the space-time-continuum and gravity…? Whatever. Not to mention It takes a little over an hour for Cooper to even leave Earth to start the whole expedition! But we had to go through the whole explaining on what’s wrong with Earth and ‘Look how bad it is’ and ‘This generation is the last’ blah-blah-blah. Can we get on to it!? Go into space already!
The good new is even though the scenes tend to overdo it into dragging and even though the explanations will make you feel kinda stupid you’ll still be hooked into the story. The adventure, the scenery all of it pulls you in and keeps you there. Because the whole time, from that scene where Cooper promises Murph ‘I’m coming home.’, you’re wondering: Is he, really?
Rated PG-13 for intense perilous action and brief strong language.
We have a 73% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I’m telling you, an instant classic.
So I’ve read reviews where critics rave that this movie is a must see in theaters. That it was made for in theater viewing and I certainly agree please don’t wait for this one to come out to video. If possible see it on IMAX! That’d be really cool! I promise you, if you don’t see this on the big screen you’ll really be missing out on something fantastically amazing!