Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck.
Release Date: Nov 07, 2014
Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language
Runtime: 2 hr. 49 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Interstellar aspires to be great but Christopher Nolan’s newest film never reaches such heights. It’s a solid film even if it tugs at hearts strings a bit too much for my liking. The cast deliver somber, serious performances which is a clear reflection of how dedicated they are to their director. Nolan delivers some majestic visuals which will remind even casual movie goers of a certain sci-fi classic. The biggest problem with all the nods to 2001 is that it begs the comparison to the Kubrick classic. A comparison it never stands a chance to win. On its own terms it’s a weird hodgepodge of Contact, 2001 & the Lost in Space remake from 1998. That’s not to say it’s not an enjoyable ride which is the good news especially considering the nearly 3 hour runtime. It’s bloated and could have been trimmed substantially without losing any of its punch. Instead it’s a film that thinks it’s a lot better than it actually is.