Film / Movie INTERSTELLAR 2014
Notable Actors Matthew McConaughey (Cooper) Mackenzie Foy (Young Murph)
Director Christopher Nolan
Genre Innovative Director reads A Brief History of Time
Film Locations Steinbeckian Dust Bowl America; Spaceship; 5th (13th) Dimension
Synopsis The end of the world is nigh. Heroic astronaut gets to save the world population by looking for new planets to live on. Largely due to Einsteins's Theory of Relativity, things aren't as easy as everyone had hoped.
Standout Feature The last 5 minutes of the film.
Worst Feature Narrative lurches and stretches of credibility. Nolan came up with a single great idea. Then, in an attempt to show his new knowledge of physics, he hung a bunch of ill-informed and mismatched vignettes and encounters in the Space(s) between the beginning and the beginning. Ha !
Opinion I saw this film on a 8 hour flight across the Atlantic. Definitely not the best place to try and understand a movie asking multi-Dimensional questions. This movie wants to be Inception 2010 but lacks the effortless poetry.
It wants to be Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2009 questioning the benefits of sacrifice (Dumbledore) for the greater good - but I don't really care for Cooper as much as I lurrved Big D.
Nolan is trying to re discover the rhythmic complexity of his first great film, Following 1998. He misses.
In fact I suspect Nolan didn't try to understand A Brief History of Time at all so much as grab a few of Hawking's concepts and paste them onto a rickety storyboard.
Interstellar is a rocky road through an asteroid field of disparate events.
The end is impressive though.
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