Wednesday, 10 December 2014


I have seen this movie two times now. I first saw it in IMAX two weeks ago, after which I didn't want to write a review yet because I felt that my review would be too biased. I saw it again yesterday and I think it's safe to write one now. Interstellar, the newest movie of Christopher Nolan (maker of Inception and The Dark Knight) starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

'A team of explores travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a potentially habitable planet that will sustain humanity.' - IMDB

This is a pretty accurate description of the movie. It doesn't spoil anything it is exactly what the movie is about. Yet it does not prepare you for what this movie is or will make you feel for three hours and four minutes long.

I went to this movie totally unprepared. I hadn't seen any of the trailers, or the movie poster or even who was starring in it other than Matthew. It was a total surprise for me to see Anne Hathaway appear on the screen. This meant that I had no idea what I was in for. I wanted to see the movie because of Nolan and because I had been hearing a lot of good things about it from friends. After sitting there totally naive for 15 minutes, eating popcorn, it hit me straight in he face. After that my hands were either in my hair, on my face or covering my mouth out of shock. Watching this movie was like a roller coaster ride for me. After those three hours it felt like only ten minutes had passed. Once the lights came on again, I just looked at my friend and he looked as shocked as I felt. We didn't talk for the first half hour after the movie, we just didn't have words for how we felt about it.

The main character Cooper, is asked to travel to another galaxy with a team of specialist, to look for a planet that could save humanity. However he wasn't really prepared for what this journey would mean for him or his family. He leaves behind two children, Tom and Murph, his ten year old daughter, around whom this movie rotates. The undying love between a father and his daughter. Even though they are in different galaxies, they never give up on each other. It's very heart warming but also heart breaking to watch them both miss each other so intensely. It was easy for me to connect to both characters, being a daughter myself. I can imagine it from both perspectives. 

On a different note, I don't have the fainest idea whether all the theories used and mentioned in the movie make any sense or are in the slightest correct. Nevertheless, most of it was so believable that I couldn't even care less. It's a very enjoyable movie, you will not be bored while watching it. Not even the second time around, it's still a roller coaster.

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