The Age of Commercialism
The tone of this movie is interesting -- the stakes are both dramatic and high, but it's balanced with a lot of fun, tongue and cheek dialogue.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
Perfect product. I little bit overrated. And what a messy ending.
I saw this at the cinema when it first came out and I've watched it several times since, including today. I will watch it many more times in my life. I'm a man in my 40s now, was late 30s at the time I first saw it. When I left the cinema the first time, I was in tears, I walked home and was still in tears about 30 mins later at home, blubbing to my wife, who couldn't understand what had happened to me because I couldn't even speak properly. That's how strongly the movie affected me. I am in tears now, having watched it again.I love space movies, post apocalyptic movies, Christopher Nolan movies, so I was probably going to enjoy it but I can assure you I have never come out of the cinema with even a twitch in my eye after any other such movies. Feeling tearful if googled "interstellar makes" and it filled in "...me cry" so I'm not the only one. I see some people didn't enjoy it (1/10 seems a bit extreme but each to their own), I wonder if it meant more to me because I am a father of a girl? It would be good to hear from others who felt strongly either way but we can't discuss on IMDb anymore since the forums were taken down. I recommend this movie to anyone and hope you enjoy it, remember to take a hanky.
I've watched it 3 times and I'll watch it 3 times over. Guaranteed to cry every single time.
After a while, Christopher Nolan decided that he wanted to make a space film, maybe something as big as 2001: A Space Odyssey. Everyone was hoping that Interstellar was going to be the next 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'm sorry to break it to you guys, but it's not. Interstellar is not a perfect film. It has a good amount of flaws, but it is still an amazing film. Let's start with the amazing performances. Matthew Mcconaughey has one of his best performances in this movie, and the emotion he expressed in this film actually made me cry at times. The actors that play the character Murph (the actors played younger and older versions of this character) had riveting performances and she also made me cry at the emotional moments. The cgi in this film gives me chills thinking about it because all the space and planet sequences looked so real and beautiful, it's probably one of the best cgi used in any film EVER! The story is about finding a new habitable planet, but the real theme of this movie is love. Matthew Mcconaughey's character had the choice of either finding a new planet and leaving his life behind, or staying with his family and letting the earth turning inhabitable. He chose to find a new habitable planet, and he and his daughter being apart, and him eventually regretting his actions has such a great emotional impact. The emotional impact in this film is probably the best aspect of this film, and this is one of the best emotionally driven Christopher Nolan films. But sadly, there is a handful of flaws. Matthew Mcconaughey was accompanied by other astronauts on this mission, and I did not really care about them or their backstories at all. Anne Hathaway plays one of the accompanying astronauts, and the movie concentrates more than they should on her, and I wasn't invested in her subplot because I cared way more for Matthew Mcconaughey and his daughter. Matt Damon also played an astronaut that was stranded on a planet with malicious intentions, and I even though his appearance is out of nowhere, I really did not care about him at all and I feel like he didn't even need to be in this film. The pacing of the first half is also very slow and at times did drag, but the second half really did escalate and became more of what this movie was supposed to be. I like the second half way better than the first half. Even with its glaring flaws, I still think this is a great film. 4/5P.S: The score is also outstanding, one of Han Zimmer's best