Interstellar

Interstellar

(2014)

Mankind was born on earth, it was never meant to die here.

Space travelling sci-fi from Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight,Inception), starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway who head to a distant galaxy to find humanity a new home.... More

With humans' time on earth coming to an end, a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole (which hypothetically connects massively separated regions of spacetime) to surpass limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances of interstellar voyage.Hide

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Never has a nearly-three-hour blockbuster enthralled me in the way that Interstellar did. After the grim seriousness and plodding pacing of his Dark Knight films, where Christopher Nolan did his damnedest to provide a real world for an utterly ridiculous character to play in, it’s a relief to see him freed from such constraints.... More

Not that there isn’t solid science underpinning Interstellar’s world-building (and departing), in fact there’s a ton of it. Those not interested in cosmological hows and whys may find the necessary infodumps all too frequent, but where Interstellar eclipses Nolan’s creativity as seen onscreen previously is in the sense of awe, wonder and spectacle he’s able to conjure on this trip into the unknown.

That the film veers all over the place is, to me, one of the things that justifies its length. Giving himself more of that precious resource, time, to play with (and jettisoning the expected training montage second act), Nolan gets to introduce A-list actors late, indulge in sub-plots that don’t emerge until the final half hour, and take us to some truly spectacular places along the way.

The cast are good, if not outright great. As with other Nolan pics, his ability to construct strong characters powered by real emotion is lacking. Luckily the likes of McConaughey, Chastain, Caine and even Hathaway (mostly) bring plenty to their performances.

Perhaps this is all sounding ho hum to you. But if space travel, sci-fi and visual spectacle appeal, you can’t look past this triumph of the imagination where the wondrous universe is the true star. Interstellar renders this semi-palatable for mainstream consumption thanks to co-writers Jonathan Nolan and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Add a director who may not have the singularity of vision possessed by Kubrick (himself flawed), and you've still got one of the most watchable self-indulgent projects in ages.Hide


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BY ems superstar

I didnt mind this movie but i did find it took forever to get to the point. I loved the twist at the end. Oh an Tsunami island best idea!


BY rosiew superstar

I found this movie a great watch, especially if you're wanting a deeper film, not for a light afternoon comedy. It was gripping and had new ideas brought into the film. Personally I think people are over-thinking this film too much, expecting too much from the director and comparing this film too often to other films like Gravity and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Seen on its own it is a great movie with it's upsides and it's downs just like any other film, but for it's kind, it is right up there in my... More books. Not one for the kids though, they just won't get it.Hide


BY thorinoak superstar

I really wanted to like this. I really like Nolan as a director, in my opinion he is the Spielberg of his generation, a fantastic film maker who pushes the boundaries of believability in a believable world but this time he pushed it too far (I won't say where as it will spoil it). Great cast, great beginning and middle but Nolan killed it with the twist.


BY RealityCheck superstar

Interstellar
Great movie that is like a combination of "2001:A Space Odyssey", "Knowing", "Gravity" and "Alien". I loved the robots in this film and barely noticed them to begin with, nice and obscured. Unlike the normal noisy crap we all meander to, the volume of this story was very dull and the thoughts were able to run wild while watching this (much like 2001). There's a lot to process in this film & some of it will be over the mindless rabble of the populous I'm sure.
Genre : Sci-fi, drama,... More mystery, action
4/5 : Starts slow and humms along till the end, few parts seem silly and unrealistic, but I liked the direction.Hide


BY Sulian superstar

I took my Grandma to see this and she was so unhappy with it because of the plot confusion but i seeme to love it for that reason! I like to not know everythign and then leave wondering about it at the end. This made me want to know more about the science of gravity and time travel.

Matt Damon gives a great persormance and twist to the plot and Matthew McConnaughy is very good also but maybe not too believeable as to be an astronaut? Anne Hathaway gave a good performance and her haircut really... More suited her to be a space traveler.

I didn't think it was too long but my Grandma had to get up twice during the movie and this is another as to why she didn't like it! But I really did like it a lot.Hide


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The Press Reviews

73% of critics recommend.
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  • Full of visual dazzle, thematic ambition, geek bait and corn (including the literal kind), is a sweeping, futuristic adventure driven by grief, dread and regret. Full Review

  • Falters at minor points... [but] it transcends its genre conventions and achieves a pure cinematic profundity and sense of overwhelming awe. Full Review

  • Brainy, barmy and beautiful to behold, this is Stephen Hawking's Star Trek: a mind-bending opera of space and time with a soul wrapped up in all the science. Full Review

  • Nolan reaches for the stars in spectacular fashion, delivering a mesmerising sci-fi epic. Full Review

  • Not every film need address the possibility of human extinction with the gung-ho silliness of Armageddon, but at least that was a space adventure. This is a science report. Full Review

  • Reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside The Wizard of Oz, 2001, Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the canon of Hollywood's visionary sci-fi head trips. Full Review

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