Interstellar Review

This movie’s pretty stellar.


Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey as an astronaut-farmer, who must explore deep space in order to find a habitable planet for the human race as Earth begins to die. Probably the most emotionally gripping of any Christopher Nolan film to date, Interstellar soars at all the right moments and goes beyond our imagination.

Interstellar has been a pretty divisive movie among viewers. People love it, people hate it, and people just think it’s alright, alright, alright. I for one loved it, and I’m gonna tell you why, and also explain some flaws of the movie that might put people off.

“I was piloting spaceships…before I ever got paid to pilot one…”

The center for the whole movie revolves mainly around Matthew McConaughey’s character and his relationship with his daughter, and it works. McConaughey kills it in this movie. The emotional aspect of this film is heavy, and very important for the audience to care about its central characters and this movie nails just that. Otherwise it’d just be a pretty space movie with some cool effects. Also, the scenes in space are breathtaking. I felt way more blown away from the visuals in Interstellar than I did watching Gravity. I’ll attribute this to the amazing score by Hans Zimmer and choice cinematography by Hoyte van Hoyema giving the film an epic, but also personal feel.

It really gives the film a big boost

The science in the movie is based off the studies of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who worked as an adviser on the movie, and is mainly accurate of its depictions of gravity, relativity, and wormhole/blackhole functions. It is a science-fiction movie though, so there’s obviously going to be movie bullshit that may seem implausible but that’s a given risk you take with almost every movie. The science is also never too hard to comprehend what’s happening, but it does lead to characters spouting off a lot of theory mumbo-jumbo towards the latter parts of the movie which can get tiring.

a^2 + b^2 = uh… c^2? Math is hard

Some flaws Interstellar has are heavy exposition, some plot conveniences, and different acts of the movie that vary enough to put some people off from parts of the movie. There’s sometimes dialogue explaining things that need no explanation, Anne Hatheway’s character and dialogue are pretty lackluster (not that she does a bad job by any means), and the final act of the film did not capitalize on the potential the rest of the movie had built up. If you buy into this movie, you’re in for a great ride and a surreal movie-going experience.

Interstellar is an emotional and imaginative cinematic journey you HAVE to see in theaters. Even if you disagree with this review or end up not liking it altogether, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.

Christopher Nolan is awesome.

Matthew McConaughey is awesome.

Space is awesome.

Interstellar is…well yeah you get the idea.

Not quite as awesome as me in high school though

Overall Score: 4.5/5 stars

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