I know that there have been many reviews of Christopher Nolan’s latest film and all of them have high praise for it. I was also impressed by the visual effects, the acting, the music but the best thing about Interstellar is that I haven’t felt something like that in a movie theater for a very long time – immersed and shaken at the same time. And four days after seeing it I’m still thinking about it, so I decided I’d better share my thoughts.
Interstellar is truly a sci-fi epic like no other. I’ve seen people are trying to compare it to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ but for me the movies are almost nothing alike,although they share some plot elements. Furthermore, I’ve always thought that Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel was aiming mostly to make art rather than to ponder the philosophical questions that occurred with the story. With Interstellar, Nolan made his most personal and emotional film to date about love and time (time being a recurring theme throughout all of the director’s movies). But it’s so much more than that too. I have no words to express the epic journey Nolan takes us on in the film, but needless to say, it’s tear-jerking and emotional throughout. The acting is first-class, especially McConaughey, who gives, in my opinion, his most emotional performance yet. The soundtrack from Hans Zimmer is, without a doubt, one of his best and most influential, helping drive the film’s bold and breath-taking vision (the church organ was stunning). The visual effects are easily the best of the year. Seeing a black hole created through visual effects in such a way, with pages theoretical equations provided by Kip Thorne (theoretical physicist, of whom’s work inspired the film’s genesis) was mesmerizing. What you see in Interstellar is the most realistic depiction of a black hole, and even offered new insight to accretion discs surrounding the anomalies. But even everything else, from the alien planets to the Endurance, the visuals are astounding. And the center of the film is the touching story with a script that continually pours or oozes emotion, keeping the audience tethered to the film.
This is the sci-fi movie of the decade, and probably the best movie Nolan ever made. Simply go see it, without a second thought.