Search This Blog

Saturday, November 8, 2014


In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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.



  1. Honestly, I wasn't the biggest fan of 2001 A Space Odyssey and, while it's a lot more seamless in its execution than Interstellar, to me it had no heart. Interstellar was ALL heart, which made me connect with it more.

    1. I can see that, Kubrick's films have always been considered cold and clinical. Interstellar has a lot of heart but I just felt like it pulled those string way too hard at times.

  2. For me Interstellar felt like it was tryiing to hard to have heart. I still get choked up a bit when HAL sings "Daisy" from 2001. I know it's odd but I do

    1. I agree, it felt really forced at times. Funny you mention that because I'm the same way! Thanks for reading!

  3. "A film that thinks it’s a lot better than it actually is." - nailed it. I couldn't do much with it. Way too long, weird plot, frustrating non-ending. The acting is great though and Zimmer created one of the best scores in his entire career.

    1. I really wanted to love this film but just couldn't. It wasn't nearly as original as it thought it was and not in a good way.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...