Montag, 10. November 2014


 Title: Interstellar
Running Time: 169 min
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Sir Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace

When "The Dark Knight Rises" is the worst movie you've ever made, you are pretty god damn good. Yes, even outside of his game-changing Batman Trilogy, Christopher Nolan gave us brilliantly twisted and intelligent films like "Memento", "The Prestige" and of course the modern day masterpiece "Inception". By now, you have probably noticed that he is my personal favourite when it comes to film-makers. Thus, I was waiting for his new original project "Interstellar" like a child for Christmas, and now, it is finally here. So did he manage to blow my mind again?
Yes. Yes he did. Big time! Leaving me speechless for the whole ride home from the theatre, "Interstellar" wasn't a movie to me, it was an experience. It is a true science-fiction film, that revolves around a man, who leaves his family and the dying earth behind, to find a new inhabitable planet in a different galaxy. Nolan, knowing exactly when less is more and when more is more, astonishes us with breathtaking visuals and manages to make you feel like you are actually part of this amazing space adventure.
But not only the director is fantastic: While all of the actors are doing a great job, leading man Matthew McConaughey is outstanding. Proving that he really did deserve the Academy Award, he can move you to tears merely with his facial expressions. The relationship between his character and that character's daughter (portrayed by a suprisingly talented Mackenzie Foy) is the emotional core of this film and brings the humanity to this intergalactic story.
It should be mentioned, however, that a lot of elements I loved, might not be everyone's cup of tea. With their script, Chris Nolan and his brother Jonathan go full theoretical astrophysics on you. Including wormholes, blackholes, the relativity of time and even the fourth dimension in their story, they try to make you grasp the incomprehensible. So even though acclaimed physicist Kip Thorne wasn't only an advisor, but even executive producer on the film, these element that are based on real science might come across as far-fetched for the lesser versed viewer. Especially towards the end it seems like Christopher Nolan put everything his imagination had to offer in this film, with some philosophical questions in the mix as well. So what I found to be pure brilliance, might seem convoluted to others.
Still, "Interstellar" might be the greatest science-fiction movie I have ever laid my eyes upon. It is an incredible piece of art and will take you on an unforgettable ride. A film everyone should watch, for so many reasons, but also simply because its themes and contents can start a great discussion. So all that's left for me to say is: Buy your ticket now!

For Fans Of:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Moon (2009)
Gravity (2013)
Click Here To Watch Trailer!

And check out my friend's review over at B.A.'s Screentest for a second opinion! 

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