Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy
Director: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 2 hours, 49 minutes
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | 2014
I remember when this movie came out, and the fact that it was a space movie just made me not want to watch it. For me, I’m scared of space, like I’m sure a lot of other peoples are. But I’m not scared of it because of the unknown, I’m scared of it because of what I know from science. The vacuum, the no gravity, the fact that if you get detached from a space station/ship, you’ll literally float forever until you either die of thirst or from your suit failing. I will never go to space and honestly I hope that if humans actually make a colony somewhere, it’s after my time so I don’t have to make the decision with my family.
Interstellar is a stellar (see what I did there?) movie. I had no clue what this movie was about in the scheme of things. Matthew McConaughey is the star, Cooper, who is skilled pilot. He leaves his family behind in search of a new planet that can sustain life… since Earth is literally failing them. The one thing I didn’t like about the film was that touch on how the media changes the past. Like how humans are all believing what the government is telling them (cough cough moon landing)... it had a total Big Brother vibe, but it lasted literally two seconds that there really was no point to it.
Being a Christopher Nolan film, he plays with the time of things. Being in another universe, Cooper and his children (played by Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck when grown) aging differently are shown as the different scenes in time are being played out. The other planets are interesting… I love the imagination that science can lead to. And I love that Matt Damon was in this… even though he was evil and selfish.
Once the two times came together, it got weird, but super interesting enough to keep me enthralled with the film. 2 hours and 49 minutes is a long time for me to sit down and watch a movie, but I felt like I didn’t lose focus the entire time. I’m going to give this film a “Liked it” rating. I’d probably watch it again, but there’s no need for me to have it on hand in my own collection. (4/5).
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