Anne Hathaway, IMAX, Interstellar, love, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, movies, reviews, science, space, time
This is probably going to be the shortest review in the history of reviews. Mainly because I don’t want to give anything away and I’m not sure I can discuss the science with any degree of accuracy. I am just smart enough to grasp the concepts without having any clue as to how or why they work. So trying to explain it is probably pointless. I will say that within my understanding or grasp of the science involving space exploration, wormholes, black holes, and how time behaves in the presence of the immense forces of gravity around and within a black hole, the movie seemed to get it mostly right. Interstellar was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy and Casey Affleck. The acting was uniformly good. I don’t feel there was a weak link at all in the acting. The story is quite complicated so I won’t even try to talk about it because, as I said, I don’t believe I can without giving things away. Despite its complicated story, I had no trouble following or understanding what was happening. Visually Interstellar is beautiful. The depictions of a drought and famine stricken earth, space, and distant planets are fantastic, especially in their differences. I saw Interstellar in IMAX and it is well worth the higher ticket price. The seats were shaking so much during the spacecraft liftoff, that it felt almost as if the theater was leaving orbit too. This movie is dialogue heavy and moves slowly in places. It clocks in at 2 hours and 48 minutes long as well, and that along with it’s slow build-up could be disastrous, but at the end of the movie I was surprised it had been nearly three hours. I was also wrung out because Interstellar is also tense, suspenseful and emotional. There are surprises in the movie that you don’t see coming. Despite all of the science depicted in this movie, Interstellar is first and foremost a movie about Love and how it transcends time and space. And for me that is reason enough to highly recommend it to everyone. Have you seen Interstellar? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments!