Movie Review -- 'Interstellar' is Another Big Hit From Christopher Nolan
Posted by Matthew Deery on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Matthew Deery / November 13, 2014 Comment
TRUE 70 mm film stock that will leave your jaw on the floor). The film is set on a planet Earth that is decaying to the point where humanity can no longer inhabit the once thriving ecosystem -- the atmosphere is giving out, crops are dying, and dust storms ravage the surface. With the world's population in swift decline, the remaining underground leaders form a plan to settle humanity on new planet with similar characteristics to Earth located millions of miles away -- through interstellar space travel, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and Amelia (Anne Hathaway) and two more astronauts pilot a vessel seeking to land on a habitable planet far away to continue the human race. The film itself has a lineup of stars that rival the red carpet come award season -- McConaughey, Hathaway and Jessica Chastain are all recent Academy Award winners, and they are joined by Nolan favorite Michael Caine (also an Academy Award winner), Casey Affleck, Wes Bently, John Lithgow, Matt Damon, and my personal favorite, the wildly talented Chastain. This top notch cast collectively turns in a stellar (pun intended) showing, elevating the film's many emotional chords. The visual effects themselves are nothing short of stunning. Interstellar takes the viewer to far away galaxies in ways that have rarely been done before, at least not in this beautiful of a backdrop. Nolan and his team did their homework to ground the story in actual space theory and this is translated to the screen beautifully. Overall, Interstellar is the "out of this world" space flick that all fans and audiences were hoping for once Nolan released details about his upcoming blockbuster. Christopher Nolan continues to solidify his track record as one of Hollywood's best and most bankable filmmakers. While Interstellar doesn't rank as high on my list as some of his other titles, it is well worth seeing on the biggest screen you can find (my recommendation is to see it at the MN Zoo).
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