Sunday, November 9, 2014

Interstellar (2014)

Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, William Devane. 169 min. Rated PG-13. USA/UK. Sci-fi.

To summarize what one sees in Nolan's recent film in 100 words, is utterly impossible. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Contact to this film (with McConaughey in two of them), the story of interstellar travel has been so ingrained with quantum physics, captivating audiences is the job of a miracle-worker - as people left the theater on Kubrick's premiere screening. But with all its narrative flaws, Nolan's sheer audacity to create a 3-hour spectacle of pure imagination, is what defines the joy of watching movies. Similar to Gravity, if people criticize this film, it means they're unable to love cinema.

Mo says:


  1. The movie had serious and obvious problems in rationalizing some event, but it was really an entertaining piece of art and I liked it.
    Just a little gaffe reminding if you don't blame me!
    The Hamilton watches which were supposed to be used by Cooper during hypersleep and Murph on earth, were automatic and the best automatic watches run under 100 hours after a full charge of mainspring, so Cooper couldn't use it during hypersleep and Murph couldn't rely on an abandoned watch. They should use a long lasting quartz watch for their experiment.

    1. Wow! I guess you're an expert in this kind of stuff, so I don't dare disagree!