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MOVIE REVIEW: Interstellar – “Space Has Never Looked This Good”



Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne
Written By: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey,Anne Hathaway,Jessica Chastain,Michael Caine,Bill Irwin,Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy
MTRCB Rating: PG
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Stunning visual effects, Excellent musical score intensifies the scenes


Complex science used in the might confuse the audience

Earth is becoming uninhabitable and the human race must find a way to save its species. Though the base plot might sound familiar and generic space movie, Interstellar is ready to prove you wrong.

Posted November 5, 2014 by


Earth is becoming uninhabitable and the human race must find a way to save its species. Though the base plot might sound familiar and generic space movie, Interstellar is ready to prove you wrong. Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece transcends the darkness of space to bring us a visually enticing film full of vibrant imagery of heavenly bodies and a story of discovery and family

I find Nolan’s plot for Interstellar imaginative. Especially when it comes to the final act but I won’t talk about much about the story tInterstellaro avoid spoilers. Instead I’ll just tell you what makes Interstellar out of this world(pardon the pun). With Earth just a few decades from failing to support life, missions to find and explore other planets from far away systems was the only promising solution. Thus here is the beginning of an adventure that you will surely visually enjoy.

Christopher Nolan has once again brought together an ensemble cast of actors and actresses. Matthew McConaughey did great portraying Cooper. His portrayal of a pilot who aspires to leave Earth and explore the vastness of space was spot on but his act as a father was not that moving. Anne Hathaway plays the daughter of Michael Caine though if you didn’t know that, one might easily mistake them as colleagues for tthe lack of dynamics between the two. The one that really stood out for me was Mackenzie Foy’s portrayal of young Murph, Cooper’s daughter. Though still quite young she was able to match up with McConaughey’s performance. Though their might be some love lost in the dynamics of some characters toward each other, each of them was still exceptional on their own.

Outer space can look so lonely and yet so beautiful. Interstellar managed to capture it fully and relate it to the audience in such a way that it will leave you breathless. Every scene from the interstellar travel is a sure visual treat. Almost all of the scenes will leave you breathless and  in jaw dropping amazement. Watching it in Imax is worth the extra cost especially when you see the black hole. I have to admit that that image of the black hole will forever stay with me. Describing it in words alone would not do it any justice. When you see it you have to keep this in mind. Christopher Nolan asked Kip Thorne, a well known theoretical physicist and consultant to the movie, to help create an accurate depiction of the black hole and the wormhole. So when it finally comes up to the screen, remember that you’re going looking at an almost real depiction of the  black hole up close. That itself is worth the money and the praise for the movie.


Some scenes from the movie looked like they came from clips of actual space travel. There were also scenes that were filmed from a camera attached to the spaceships. It felt like watching an actual NASA space flight footage. This camera technique gave the scenes a more realistic feel. It was almost like watching a documentary on space travel.

Interstellar is Hans Zimmer’s fifth collaboration with Christopher Nolan. His musical score for the movie worked its magic with every scene. While being visually enchanted by the imagery of outer space, Zimmer brings the emotions through his composition resulting in much more satisfying movie experience. The musical score capture loneliness of space and at the same time, the feeling of discovery and adventure.

Another thing that I liked about the movie is that every time the scene is supposedly seen from outside the ship in space, the sound suddenly vanishes. Staying true to fact that sound can’t travel in outer space due to it being a vacuum. Suddenly shifting to absolute silence from a powerful background symphony creates an effect that makes you feel suddenly isolated.Every time this happens you can feel  the silence of the whole theater and you might not notice it at first but you’re subconsciously holding your breath. You suddenly feel that you’re out in the darkness of space.

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Even though the film’s attempt to make its science stay as realistic and accurate as possible admirable, this might be one of its possible problems. The science might be too complex which might leave the audience alienated and scratching their heads.

In the end there are some flaws, but Interstellar easily overcomes all of this in its way to showing us the universe. It is easy to say that Interstellar is a must watch movie of this year and that Christopher Nolan has once again made a masterpiece.

 Photo credits to: Warner Bros. Pictures. Interstellar hits theaters November 6 on 2D and IMAX 3D.

Luigi Cabrera

Enthusiast of things geeky, weird, and random. He finds peace in writing.


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