Movie Review: Interstellar

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Nick Andrews, Co- Website Editor / Page Editor: News

“Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.” This line represents just one of many themes of the movie Interstellar. Full of tragedy, suspense, thrill, and an overwhelming desire to not only survive- but truly live. This is a high impact movie that will keep fans on the edge of their seats for the entire run time. That sounds cliché, but is totally true; I despised myself for even getting up to use the restroom.

Set on earth in a not too distant future, Interstellar features an earth ravaged by environmental and economic disasters. A mysterious and unexplained event called the blight has left earth in pieces. Exploration and discovery take the backburner in a society that is struggle to even produce food, let alone support the entire population. Cooper (Mattew McConaughey), a retired NASA pilot, widow, farmer, and father of two, is struggling to provide for his family when his daughter, Murph (Mackenzie Foy) stumbles upon an anomaly, or disruption in gravity, that gives Morse code coordinates in dust from a large dust storm. The coordinates send Cooper and Murph to a secret NASA facility where cooper is told that soon the earth will not be able to produce any food, and that to survive they must find a suitable planet to live on. Cooper is tasked with leading a mission to find another suitable planet, even though it may mean he never sees his family again.

Director Christopher Nolan Brings to life a mysterious sci-fi, which in truth, may not be too far off from our future. His has cemented himself as one of the greats of the science fiction genre, delivering not only this film, but others such as 2011’s hit Inception, and DC Comics, Dark Knight trilogy. He excels in creating films that are not only entertaining, but make the viewer truly contemplate the plot, theme, and background of the movie. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine all feature, and deliver stellar performances (pun intended). Anne Hathaway delivers potentially her best performance to date, as does McConaughey. The two professionals have excellent on-screen chemistry that enhances the quality of the movie.

All in all, this was an incredible movie, that I cannot wait to see again. If you enjoy mindless humor or simple movies, this may not be the right thing for you. However, if you enjoy movies that make you think, and are composed of suspense and thrill, this is definitely the right movie for you. (9.3/10)