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Interstellar (2014)

US 169m, Colour
Director: Christopher Nolan; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn

Interstellar-2014Interstellar is a visually stunning and superbly scored science fiction epic about the last days on earth and the astronauts who travel to a distant galaxy to find a home for what is left of humanity. With a challenging story that is monumental in scale, it is the personal motivations of the ship’s pilot and his heartrending relationship with his daughter that provides the emotional glue which holds the film together. Their relationship is also the main plot device that carries humanity’s fate and which is the basis of the film’s emotional power. A beautiful blend of fiction, science and drama, Interstellar is an incredibly ambitious and intensely engaging film (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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4 comments on “Interstellar (2014)

  1. Dan O.
    03/16/2015

    Good review Klaus. It started off perfectly, but after awhile, felt like Nolan was just making everything up as he went along. Still though, it was definitely worth seeing.

    • Klaus
      03/16/2015

      I didn’t get that feeling at all. I thought it was a surprisingly tight story that fit together very well, and was impressed how good the “time travel” explanations were.

      Definitely the best Nolan film sense Memento and a whole lot better than Inception.

  2. TSorensen
    03/16/2015

    I agree with you Klaus. The story is really tight and I have some difficulty recognizing the critique the movie has recieved. Everything is there for a purpose and it all makes sense within the confines of the movie. Only loose strand is the crisis on Earth, but it is necessary to trigger the event

    • Klaus
      03/17/2015

      And that trigger was certainly not required for the purposes of the film.

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