Interstellar, Nolan's answer to 2001, is surely an odyssey embodied in space to rocket back to earth. Be it story, score or sublime visuals; this movie bags it all.
Any given minute from the film implies to the well-crafted story-telling, from the slothful pace to the build-ups to the climax and finally to the epilogue.
The movie took DeGrasse Tyson's quote on re-in habitation of our planet instead of terraforming others and aced in visualize that.
The story revolves around a group of talented astronauts and astrophysicists living in a re-imagined world scarred by dust bowls and crop blights.
And they should do what they must not to let mankind die on Earth by finding them a new home. The quotes in this movie hit home-run. The effort of upholding the farmers by saying "We did not run out of planes and Television sets.
We ran out of food" is really pleasing.
The quotes on love or social bonding or even Dr.Brand's drill of the poem, 'Do not go gentle into that good Night' constantly makes us realize the only supreme forces we are bound to.
Facts in their debates like 'Lazarus had to die to come back from the dead' give us some never-before-explored perspectives.
Even a sentence as simple as "Those are not mountains. They are waves" is a satire of the grim future in and of itself.
Saying that the movie is a visual masterpiece or that it has a soothing soundtrack doesn’t quite provide justice to its enigma. Of course, Hans Zimmer delivered again, this time with church organs. Yet he managed to create something minimalistic that perfectly blends with the rush of the Earth as well as the frightening silence of space.
It left people grieving later, wanting to undergo the score in a Dolby at-mos theatre. And the visuals are like Florentine art to the eyes. Hiring a registered physicist proved handy, because years later, the concept of the looks of a black hole matched more with the movie's than anything else.
But that is not all people (pun intended). Lead actor Matthew Mc-Conaughey snapped out of the circle of playing himself and killed the course. The selection of names from books and myths like Lazarus or Gargantua brings a symbolism, as if they were not already deep enough.
And they pulled off adding a comic relief without characterize it to be dumb, thus avoiding a cliche. I could go on, but it’s more fun find the Easter eggs by yourself.
However, there is a big however. The movie hovers around the pinnacle of physics, even though its pop science. Hence, there lies an ageless complaint from the people not so well-versed in that area.
The galactic jargon thins out the eligibility to enjoy the movie, by a significantly large margin. Amongst other drawbacks, adding up the aspects of emotion in a total sci-fi film a waste of screen time for more coherent viewers.
Concepts like transcendence of love through space-time, or the quantifiable of connection between a father and a daughter might prove to be too cheesy and out of domain.
Personally, I felt Nolan's effort to cram up all too many concepts just lay flat. And his approach for a commercial film by inserting a fistfight between two astronauts was too desperate.
However, the first scene was surely outshone by the visuals of the alien planet. The movie felt like a night perfect one for me, as it did for the bulk of the audience.
And I'd totally recommend it to my fellow cinephiles. As thought-provoking as it is, this movie will not disappoint people who ask the enormous questions,the ones that matter, that I can say.
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