This is an ambitious film even for Christopher Nolan’s standards. Its acting ensemble—including Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck—and production crew are stacked with talent. More importantly, Interstellar dabbles in the physics of quantum mechanics, unified field theory, spacetime, wormholes, black holes, event horizons, and multiverse theory (Nolan collaborated with famous theoretical physicists like Kip Thorne). It isn’t a film that pleased everyone. The early scenes drag on—and the premises by which the characters later solved what connects the four fundamental forces were a bit contrived. But there is a sense of distilled magic throughout the film. Is it the plot? Is it the cinematography? Is it Hans Zimmer’s transcendental score? I don’t know. Perhaps this film runs on the very sense of wonder that galvanized our journeys into space, into the unknown. And despite its strange pacing and conflicting themes, Interstellar lives on in the heads of millions. It conjured public curiosity for theoretical physics. It raised the bar for visual effects and scope tons. It stirred us. It also accomplished what no film has since Tarkovsky’s 1972 epic Solaris: a space film that explores not only outward but also inward—into the heart and soul of humanity. And I’m not merely biased toward these types of Nolan films. I think Inception is one of the most overrated films ever. Still, Interstellar is on another level. It is a daring pilgrimage that journeys into the human condition while spiraling out into a vast universe with trillions of galaxies and billions of trillions of stars.
This gives you instant goosebumps and spoils nothing. What a perfect trailer.
thought this would be longer lol
Lol good point. I might expand it this week! Will let you know.
Christopher Nolan on Interstellar: “It’s about what it means to be human”
Just bought it in 4K on Amazon a few weeks ago (after writing this review) and rewatched it. Blown away yet again!
This movie is one the best movies I have ever watched. Sci-fi movies have amazing capacity of attracting your intellect. It’s like you are living the movie while watching them. I am really glad with your honest review. Thankyou so much😊. You have a very good taste in movies and series.
Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate this. Made my evening. What are your other favorite sci-fi films? 😅
Prometheus. Arrival. Ex Machina. Gravity. Stark Trek.
FANTASTIC list! Mine is very similar: Ex Machina, Annihilation, Interstellar, Star Trek Into Darkness, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arrival, War for the Planet of the Apes, and (if this counts) Pan’s Labyrinth. But love all of the ones you listed!
good one luke i like it you write about different films and some reviews of it
Thanks so much. I appreciate it!
Reading your review, I’m so eager to watch it.
You certainly won’t regret it!
Also, let me know what you think if you get a chance to see it!
I definetely will.
I have put it on the must watch movies.
I came across it some time back but wrote it off until I came across this post. Thank you for your review.
^It’s available in 4K Ultra HD to rent on Amazon for only $3.99—there’s the link!
Thank you once again
Oh my, this is the finest movie I’ve ever seen in my life yet.
It changed the way I look at the sky at night.
Brilliant piece of work by Christopher Nolan and Hand Zimmer.
I don’t have any words to express my thoughts regarding movie. All I can say is-
‘Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage rage against the dying of the light.
The wise men at their end, know dark is right, because their words had forked no lightning they,
Do not go gentle into that good night, rage rage against the dying of the light.’
Love this so, so much!!! And yes—what an amazing quote from the film. Thank you for sharing! Can’t even begin to praise Nolan and Zimmer for what they did on this film. 😍🔥
Yep, both are genius.
Was sad when they didn’t work together for Tenet but hope they get back to collaborating next time!
They need to..
“We’ve waited years”
Ha so true!