Interstellar 2014 Film Review
- Overall: Film Blast Off™
- Visuals 9/10
- Audio 8/10
- Story 8/10
- Summary: A Movie that will have you thinking about the very nature of time, space and our purpose here.. and maybe .. everywhere.
If you like Sci-Fi, you’ll love it..
- Most Like: Gravity, Many Old school Sci-Fi/Anime.
Produced by Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon.
Interstellar is an epic and profound film with technical miracle and a powerful narrative in which a team of astronauts, led by Matthew McConaughey venture into the cosmos in search of a new home for humanity. The film presents the future now, with the biosphere of earth in the clutch of disease that blights food crops resulting in grey-brown powder drifting acrossthe land into houses, cars and in all spaces on earth resulting in famine.
Can mankind overcome this famine? What is needed to succeed? What is mankind doing that appears to be the right thing but for the wrong reason? In order to make progress, what must we leave behind?
The film explores extraordinary ideas and takes the viewer on an emotional roller coaster. The narrative presents a father following his destiny, leaves his family, including a daughter who is distraught with the decision of the father to honour his destiny to preserve the future of humanity by finding another habitable planet. The story is dramatized with intense plots that keep the viewer completely immersed in the twists and surprises within the story.
There is never a dull moment, humour, suspense, complex decisions, questions relating to love – what does love mean? How do we respond to time and survival? Do we care – Do we care for self or for the whole of humanity? The impact of quantum physics, the wormhole, the fifth dimension, nature of time as non-linear and the function of gravity.
The film presents more questions than answers for example, reflective questions relating to love and quantum physics. The viewer is left with complex ontological questions on the path is destiny as well as the power of commitment to an agreement.
Interstellar is a most accomplished film and I encourage you to view the film and keep the conversations on the future that we want to create active.
Neslyn Watson-Druée | www.Neslyn.com
8 November 2014