Film Review: Interstellar
4th November 2014
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★★★★★ I have been a bit of a Christopher Nolan sceptic for years. I have always respected him for trying to aim higher, daring to be different and giving his audiences good, intelligent stories told in a serious way with superb technical skill and understanding of the power of cinema. But Nolan (the British director of the three Batman films and other standalone movies such as The Prestige and Inception) has for me never really succeeded in what he has tried to achieve. His films have strived for greatness but never quite reached it. I salute him for trying to do something interesting and complex with the genre of the mainstream action movie but feel it important to notice the shortfalls of such attempts. Interstellar is where this all changes. This is an astonishing piece of work; a near-masterpiece that perfectly demonstrates the power of film. Interstellar is a standalone picture, not a franchise or comic book adaptation, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. It is a tremendous, quietly terrifying, wondrous story about the death of our world and how a team of explorers journey to space in order to find a new planet for the human race to survive on. Food and fuel shortages have driven NASA underground, secretly engineering spaceships so Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway can go up to space to helm the expedition.
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