Interstellar: Movie Review

Christopher Nolan. You sir, are a creative machine of brilliance. Well minus The Dark knight Rises.

Full castDirector: Christopher Nolan. Writer:  Jonathan NolanChristopher Nolan. Run Time: 169 mins

The ones who I talk to on the regular, know I talk about space and it’s findings often. I love nebula’s, the cosmos show, comets. All that stuff. I also like time travel and multiple dimensions of the space time continuum. This movie has all that. It is a tad more sophisticated than it let’s on to be in the trailer. But that’s on purpose with trying to create a compelling story. At that, a compelling dramatic space story.

Matthew McConaughey delivers one of the best acting jobs I’ve seen all year. I fully believe he should be the front runner, rather winner for the top actor Oscar more  than any other. Unless Leonardo DiCaprio has a movie I don’t know about on the way, I fully expect Matthew to win it. His character’s reasons for leaving his family are greater than one could perceive and or relate to given how much we may take for granted but the dynamic of the worlds population at the brink of extinction and the possibility of losing his little girl (and ultimately his family) something any parent, much less, a father ultimately fears the most. Whats the saying? “Mommy’s little boy, Daddy’s little girl”? His constant reminder of what and why he agreed to the mission works well even as a way to show the passage of time. Its definitely a “best part” of the movie acting wise. That young child had great direction from Nolan when her father inevitably leaves. That scene sells everything even in the trailer.

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Michael Cain is showing age. But that’s only physically. He plays a more hidden agenda version (in a sense) of Matthew’s character. I’m sure to show the contrasting elements usually needed to tell a story. I will say his limited screen time either suggest the actors age or was simply story tightening. His later scenes seem to lack something.
I honestly feel, though good, Anne Hathaway’s character was under utilized. it was a missed opportunity on the creative crew’s part in that regard.

That all said, I feel the strongest aspect of it all, is the writing. I’m no science wizard, but I felt like I learned something about space, the space/time continuum, and things of that matter. Apparently they had an astrophysicist on set to ensure authenticity to the words. It helped if true. I will say just to wrap this up, as great as the writing is for about an hour 30, its absolutely ruined by that last bit. I would say its a matter of trying to be too deep and too “poetic” to have that end be a likely outcome. It’s not outside of the realm that Nolan and crew set up, its just kinda like…

Really, that’s where you want us (the audience) to go? Ok sure there buddy.

Anyway, bottom line,  its great thing to watch, but the last 20 minutes or so are rough. Sometimes not every journey has a great end. But a journey is usually fun all the same. This is that scenario.

  • Overall rating of the movie: 8.3 out of 10,
  • Cinematography: 9.8 out of 10,
  • Editing: 10 out of 10,
  • Audio: 10 out of 10,
  • Acting: 9 out of 10,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Definitely worthy of picking up on blu-ray. Time to get a bigger T.V. however.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: the “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

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