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Movie Review Monday: Interstellar
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
10/10 for this movie. I absolutely loved it. If you ever want a movie that implements every emotion, that you are entranced into the entire time; go see this. This movie was over two hours long and I still wanted more.
First of all, I am not biased by the actors because both Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are on and off for me. There are a few movies with Matthew I enjoy but not so much Anne and that didn’t even matter.
Interstellar was planned from the bottom to the top in incredible detail. Every moment was significant. You begin with a family which has a great dynamic. You understand the guardianship Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) displays alongside the idolization the children have towards him. The stage is set with climate issues such as sandstorms accompanied by an overall deterioration of the environment. This leads Cooper, a retired astronaut, to set out and join NASA in an attempt to save the earth and our existence.
What truly makes this movie thought-provoking is it is completely visualized as our future. No matter how farfetched some people came out of the theater claiming this movie was; this is our most validated theory we currently have in the space spectrum. The part that people find hard to imagine is our planet diminishing so far that there is no chance of survival. People don’t realize once it reaches that state, there is nothing we can do about it. We can prevent it (that’s why we are pushed so hard to follow environmental movements with our new laws in composting, keeping up with recycling, sparing our water uses, etc.) but once it’s done, it’s hard to recover. It is a scary thought that we are destroying our home planet and this movie envisions to the best of our knowledge how to overcome it within the course of space travel.
I want to praise every aspect of this film. It is very much defined as a movie experience. The audio enhances every scene no matter which direction it has been taken. Your emotions are highly influenced by the music. The cinematography is stunning and takes you away. Every foreign planet you see is fascinating. The visual effects of the black hole were designed after many scientific studies to make it as realistic as possible.
Without including the intense imagery and sound, the storyline and emotion that came along with it was captivating. There was a perfect balance of humor, anguish, curiosity, fear, and essentially every type of emotion you can feel. I cried multiple times, laughed a few, and was entirely mesmerized the whole time. There is not much else I can say rather than you must take time out to watch this.
The only thing I will say is that if you are going to see it, watch it with an open mind. Consider this a rational step we would have to take in the time of our world losing the resources needed to live. Watch this with the mind frame that this is not only a possibility but, to our scientists, the most plausible explanation or theory to happen if we were to advance this far into space exploration. I want to keep talking about it but I don’t want to give too much away. Go watch it. Even if you aren’t into space or sci-fi movies, this movie is for you.