Monday, June 22, 2015

Interstellar (2014)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, David Gyasi, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Matt Damon

On Earth, crop blight has caused civilization to regress into a failing agrarian society. A widowed former pilot, Cooper, runs a farm with his father-in-law, son and young daughter, Murphy, who believes her room is haunted by a poltergeist trying to communicate by throwing books off her shelf. Cooper concludes Murphy's "ghost" is an unknown intelligence using gravitational waves to send a set of binary coordinates in the dust. These direct them to a secret NASA installation. There, they meet one of Cooper's college professors, Dr. John Brand, who reveals that a wormhole, apparently created by an unknown alien intelligence, has opened near Saturn and leads to new planets in a distant galaxy. NASA had already sent through twelve astronauts led by Dr. Hugh Mann to identify habitable worlds. Three of the missions are sending back encouraging results; Miller, Edmunds and Mann, orbiting a supermassive black hole named Gargantua. Brand recruits Cooper to pilot the spacecraft Endurance to recover the scientists' data on the planets, while he continues to work on harnessing gravity for propulsion, to send humanity on space stations to one of the habitable worlds. As "Plan B", Endurance carries 5,000 frozen embryos to repopulate the race on a new world. Cooper's decision to accept devastates Murphy, and they part on bad terms.

First of all, the special effects in this movie were incredible. Everything looks as if all of the shots were filmed on location and not created on a computer. The special effects really helped create the story, and it made you believe that all of it was possible. Who knows, maybe it is happening right now.

The cast was great, but it might have been too much. To have so many big names in the movie with so many of the actors getting so little screen time, was it worth paying more money for actors with only for a few lines? They just could have gotten nobodies or B-rate actors to fill in the parts and saved money. It is just my opinion.

The story was interesting, and I think that it could be something that the government is working on. We have no idea what really goes on in the world. Just look at what is going on with our climate in the past few years. The movie could be letting us know what could come for this planet. It is a bit scary of an idea.

I don't know what the problem was for this movie for me. It had it all, but the pace for the movie was just too slow for me at times. It seemed throughout the entire movie the pace would increase then it would just start to slow down. The movie keep going like that which turned me off a bit. The movie is really good, but I do not think that it is one that I rewatch over and over again. Enjoy.
Interstellar (2014) Trailer

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