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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Movie Review: "Interstellar" (2014)

I will continue writing short reviews as I am way behind...

I saw Interstellar (directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and a host of others including an A-list movie star who I didn't realize was even IN the movie!) at the IMAX theater (the only way to see such a movie) near my condo and I definitely enjoyed it.

Interstellar takes place in the future when a severe crop blight has caused civilization to regress significantly and enough that alternative worlds need to be explored in order for the human race to survive. Former NASA pilot Cooper (McConaughey), scientists Romilly (played by David Gyasi), Amelia (Hathaway) & Doyle (played by Wes Bentley), and 2 robots (TARS & CASE) travel through a wormhole in order to determine if three distant planets previously explored by scientists Miller, Edmunds, and Mann (the A-lister) are indeed habitable by humans. This trip causes a rift between Cooper and his daughter Murph (played by 3 actresses throughout the movie: Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, and Ellen Burstyn) who is left back on Earth. But the rift doesn't stop Cooper & Murph from communicating in a very unique way. Once through the wormhole, such things as gravitational time shifting and black hole singularity make for a dramatic & compelling story, especially the ending.

I enjoyed Interstellar very much. The special effects are astounding as well as the sound (and notably the LACK of sound since there is not sound in outer space). Having some knowledge of the theory of relativity helped me to understand and appreciate the movie even more. This is a very thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually stunning movie.

Yes, I liked Interstellar quite a bit...8.0/10 stars

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