Movie Review: Interstellar by Christopher Nolan

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Source: Scilogs

Original Title: Interstellar

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine

Date of Publication: 26th October 2014

Length: 169 min

Genre: Science-Fiction

I watched this movie during the Christmas holidays. We went to the cinema at a quite late hour, 11pm to be honest, so the length of the movie was quite realistic to us somehow. After the movie, I felt like I have been sitting on that sofa for some years. I am not saying that the movie is boring, but it is remarkable how the producers of the movie managed to create this perception of time. The audience felt with the protagonists, that it felt like aging as well. Especially with that amount of information and science given in that movie, one feels like graduating. Before I will go more into detail, I want to say that I am not sure what to think about this movie, but I know that you guys should definitely watch it!

Storyline and Plot:

After I watched this movie or rather towards the end of the movie when everything came out, there was one thing I was thinking: What kind of a mind does Nolan have??!? What’s his inspiration? How can someone have such a mind??!?!? It is unbelievable, seriously. First of all, I like it that the background of the story is realistic and makes sense. The end of the world won’t come by any catastrophes, but with starvation and decreasing food. That is a quite realistic aspect. Because of that, the world has to be saved. How will it be done? In space. The solution lies in other planets. And although all the scientifical content in the movie might be a little bit too heavy for some people, also for me at times, I found it sooo interesting. Although I didn’t understand more than half of the talking, I tried to listen as carefully as I could, because it was so interesting that I wanted to understand at least a little bit. The end of the movie was just mind-blowing. I don’t want to tell more about this. You just have to go and watch it.

Actors:

I want to say that this is McConaughey’s best movie I have seen. I have to admit, that I almost only watched his romantic movies which sucked a lot. And I also have to say that I haven’t watched Dallas Buyer’s Club yet. But his role in this movie was… extremely sad. His relationship with his daughter was so sad. Then all that music in the background :'( There were some points in which I had tears welled up in my eyes. And Jessica Chastain was amaaaazing! I love that actress anyway. I hope she will get an award for that movie. And then, there was also Anne Hathaway. I would also say that this role was one of her best. Her character was such a round one. And I don’t want to say too much, but I think there might be a second part of this movie which might be more about Brand’s (Hathaway) life and not about Cooper’s (McConaughey). There was one thing I really disliked about this movie: namely the fact that Matt Damon’s character appeared. For me, those scenes were just a waste of time. I don’t know why that was shown in the movie, and if anyone might explain that to me, I will be very thankful. Maybe there are also some of you who agree with me here. But I can say that I was pissed off by those scenes and to be honest, I think those were the most annoying scenes in the movie, although they also were quite exciting. I won’t tell more about them now. I’ll just repeat: Go watch this movie!

Special Effects:

There was that one scene with the huge waves where you can literally feel the immensity of the special effects. That scene belongs to one of my favorite scenes in the movie, because that was a scene that shows how special effects can trigger certain emotions in the audience. And I felt anxious and couldn’t breathe. I felt like I was there and about to be crashed by a huge wave. Remarkable.

Final review – 4,5/5: The movie was just immensely long and that’s why I have to abstract half a point. In my opinion, there were some scenes that could have been cut. But when I think about the movie now, I can say that it was extremely good. But still I am not sure what to think of it, if I should love it or not. I think that’s because the movie doesn’t have a real ending to it. Or rather: Many things are quite open at the end. Okay, I will shut up now, and give you a chance to go and watch this!

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2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Interstellar by Christopher Nolan

  1. I saw this on Christmas day and was blown away! Agree with you on it’s on of Matthew McConaughey’s best movies. Ann Hathaway was amazing and well, who knows what’s down a black hole! National Geography last year had a fascinating article about them. Maybe they are gate away to new universes!

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