INTERSTELLAR Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
November 6, 2014
SYNOPSIS: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
I’m in a no-win situation when it comes to writing a review of Chris Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR...I know that.
If I praise the film, then my review will be chalked up as being from a “Nolan @$$-kisser.” On the other hand, if I criticize it, the Nolan fans will claim that I am a “traitor.”
Let me cut to the chase here, OK? INTERSTELLAR is Chris’s best film to date. And, admittedly, that’s kinda hard for me to say (not really, though) due to how much I
L-O-V-E THE DARK KNIGHT (and the entire “Dark Knight Trilogy”).
Just know that INTERSTELLAR is NOTHING like we’ve been led to believe from the trailers, TV spots, and movie posters – which is VERY “Nolan,” no doubt about it. Yes, there’s space travel involved and very cool special effects, but, trust me, this film is so, So, SO much more.
Story-wise, INTERSTELLAR is set on a possible future Earth that is about to die. Why, I’ll let you find out for yourselves – but just imagine if the U.S. Midwest’s infamous “Dust Bowl” of the 1930s occurred planet-wide. Essentially, Earth’s inhabitants are starving to death and the big blue marble can’t be saved. BUT…
A bunch of geniuses – AKA “NASA scientists” – think differently. Maybe – just maybe – there’s a way to find another “Earth” in which we can colonize and, thus, save the human race.
The review continues after the jump!
So, how are they going to find and actually get to this “New Earth?” Well, some very smart folks have discovered a “wormhole” which will – maybe – propel a spaceship into another universe. Of course, they might not make it back; and if they do, who knows how many years will have gone by since they left the home planet.
What they ultimately find – thanks to the writing of Chris Nolan and his brother Jonathan – is not what the crew, or the audience, expected.
Performance-wise, the entire cast – led by my fellow Texan Matthew McConaughey – is superb. When it comes to action and special effects, both are more than well-done. Plus, Nolan and company based this film's science on actual, well, science via theoretical physicist Kip Thorne (who is also one of the film's executive producers). But here’s the deal y’all…
INTERSTELLAR isn’t about the visual or the action – though both play an important part in this film’s experience. Ultimately, it’s simply about us – the human race - and our most important emotion…