My Take – I should say I love Christopher Nolan. I have adore, drooled & literally studied all of his movies, be it The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception or even Insomnia (which I think is his weakest film), Nolan has always set out to create awe and inspire its audiences, and Interstellar is no exception. The marvelous piece of work whose visuals will be hard to forget. His shots of space and the way he played with colors is rather masterful. This film is truly a sci-fi epic like no other, Mr. Nolan has set out to make his most personal and emotional film to date about love and time.
There are no words to express the epic journey Nolan takes us on in this film, but needless to say, it’s tear-jerking and emotional throughout. The acting is top-notch, especially McConaughey, who gives his most emotional yet inspiring performance yet! Looks like another Oscar nomination heading his way! Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain and other actors also coped with their roles and presented the film’s supporting characters very realistic. The only problem (too slight) would be the sub plot of Matt Damon (Hell yea), a character whose inclusion & sub plot, which I felt was quite unnecessary, which added nothing to the script or the whole plot. If we talk about the characters, it should be noted also two robots that accompanied our heroes in this difficult journey. One of them adds a touch of humor in the film, which mitigates constantly depressing, dramatic, and sometimes really dark atmosphere.
The musical score from Hans Zimmer is, without a doubt, his best and most influential work to date, helping drive the film’s bold and breath-taking vision. The visual effects are easily one of the best as well, making it a must watch for IMAX theaters. To see a black hole created through visual effects in such a way, both beautiful & horrifying! This film probably had the most realistic depiction of a black hole yet, and even offered new insight to accretion discs surrounding the anomalies (pretty cool!). Then, there’s the writing. I would definitely have to say this has some of the best dialogue I’ve ever heard in a sci-fi movie, and the script continually pours or oozes emotion, keeping the audience tethered to the film. This story is about true love, about loyalty, forgiveness, fraud, hard decisions, and much more. And it is designed in a way to leave room for the imagination of the viewers.
It’s also possible to notice some structure allusion to another Nolan’s work – Inception. The story and visuals are combined just perfect! “Interstellar” is a film that wins the hearts of the audience not only with its sci-fi splendor, but also an emotional story that lies at its very heart. This film is not only about the discoveries, space exploration and the final frontier of mankind, but also about the relationship of father and daughter, who were in a difficult situation in life when one has to leave the other in the name of a goal that can not be underestimated. Just too epic!! Must Watch in IMAX!!
Director – Christopher Nolan
Rated – PG 13
Run Time – 169 minutes