‘Interstellar’ DVD Review: More Weird Than Stellar
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) isn’t afraid to give viewers what they can’t understand.
Interstellar stars Academy Award-winning actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Oscar-nominated Casey Affleck and Jessica Chastain.
The film takes place in an undescribed future society where exploration and invention are frowned upon and farming is the new economic booster. We meet Cooper (McConaughey) and his children as they leave their home in the middle of a corn field and chase an unauthorized fighter drone before going to a parent teacher conference. Cooper used to be a pilot and has taught his children to covet his previous life and adventures. His daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) develops a deeper interest than his son Tom (Timothée Chalamet). Cooper and Murph soon stumble upon a secret NASA facility where we learn from an old professor of Coopers, Dr. Brand (Caine), that there is a plan to save humanity from decaying Earth. Unsurprisingly, Cooper must leave his family to venture off into space and find a new planet for humans to inhabit.
If nothing else, Nolan is great at developing breathtaking scenery for viewers to marvel at. Interstellar’s cinematography is superb and is nothing short of amazing when you compare it to other space exploration films. But leave it to Nolan to create a story that doesn’t quite make sense and leaves its viewers with a ton of information and a pile of questions.
Interstellar just didn’t know what it wanted to be: a drama, science fiction, suspense, or thriller. Hathaway’s acting wasn’t authentic. While Affleck, who played older Tom, gave us way too much for a role that didn’t add much to the film in the first place.
All in all, Interstellar just felt all wrong and a waste of time. After watching the two and a half hour long movie about saving humanity, all I really care to remember is how funny the robots were.
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