Everyone keeps suggesting there is a paradox concerning the 5D future humans and their ability to save humanity in the past. It's really not a paradox at all. Everyone assumes humanity survived to ascend to the 5th dimension but how could humanity exist in the future if not for the actions of Cooper.. who was guided by future humans (begin endless loop).
Did anyone ever consider the other important character in the movie? Amelia Brand carried on with the rest of her mission (thanks to Cooper). I postulate that Brand used the human seeds as intended and set up a colony. A colony that would thrive and eventually evolve beyond human. Thus Earth is of little importance, and may have indeed died. These colonists, and the generations that followed, would have been told the story of a great man (Cooper) who saved them from extinction. With the ability to manipulate space-time, they would pay homage to their hero "God" by helping him in the past so he may fulfill the mission most important to him, to once again see his daughter. Plan B worked beautifully. But the 5d humans, having the power to bend space-time, decided there's no reason why Plan A had to fail.
A Christopher Nolan movie about Albert Einstein's theories of gravity fields, wormholes and several hypotheses :O :O :OYaaaahoooooooo - I CAN NOT WAIT!
saw it earlier tonight in the cinema. what a great movie, awesome sound effects and great pictures. that is what cinema means. movie of the year. 'nuff said... WATCH IT!!!
That this movie, at the time of writing this, holds an 8.8 rating at IMDb is simply beyond my understanding. Needless to say I did not really like this movie. The story is not very good, the science is ludicrous and the visuals not all that impressive. Maybe the latter would be better in a big theater (I watched this on my home cinema system which has a relatively large screen by European standards) but I am not really sure about that either.
Be warned that the rest of this review might contain a spoiler or two.
The movie starts of with the usual “I told you so” wet dream of the green fanatics on a dying Earth so it is off to a depressing start right away. That is an overused concept today as far as I am concerned. Then they pour it on with a school official claiming that he Apollo missions and moon landings never happened. What the f…? If they wanted to depress the audience right from the start they succeeded, at least with this audience.
The story proceeds with our heroes finding these gravity waves in the sand and by a huge stretch of imagination decrypts them to mean coordinates which leads them to the secret NASA base. Once there Cooper is told that he is their best choice of pilot for a “save the human race” mission through a wormhole. Yeah, right! This guy was former NASA. His whereabouts could hardly been unknown to them. If he was their best choice why would they entrust a mission to save the human race to someone else until he stumbled onto their door? Typical Hollywood nonsense!
The movie is full of this kind of rubbish. Romilly wastes 23 years of his life doing pretty much nothing except deciding not to go into the sleep capsule. The supposedly highly trained and vetted professor that they do find turns out to be a psychopath as well as and idiot almost blowing up the ship when trying to proceed with a docking that all the systems tells him have not succeeded. Then they proceed to dock with the main ship and stop its spin as well as bring it out of orbit around a planet with the shuttles engines. That is one hell of a powerful shuttle not to mention the strength of the docking mechanism! This just goes on. When someone is not doing something illogical or stupid (or both) they sit around talking, philosophizing and dragging the movie forward at snails pace. 169 minutes is way too much for this movie.
The movie ends up in one big time travel mess (okay they do not travel in time, just sends messages through time but still…) during a bunch of psychedelic scenes while traveling through the back hole. Science? Not so much. And what about this totally ludicrous massively illogical and inefficient robot design?
The one good thing I can say about this movie is that the performance of most of the actors, especially Matthew McConaughey, are quite good. For the rest, not my cup of tea.
This movie is OK at best. It's one of Nolan's better ones at least. But, it has some serious issues. See Krauss talk about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pG89gREWyI&t=1m12s
It's too long - he's right. The oxygen blight is completely scientifically silly. The entire basis of the plot (that Earth will run out of oxygen in tens of years) is unbelievable. This put me off from the start. There's some "formula" that Michael Caine worked on and half-solved, but it took data from the event horizon of a black hole (which also makes no sense scientifically) to solve it. Sorry, if you approach a black hole, you don't end up behind a bookshelf in your old house in the past - I have no idea how they can claim this is a movie about science. It is FULL of religious symbolism, though, so if you're into that, you'll be right at home. Apparently humans evolve out of the 3rd dimension too ... sure. There's one thing that was definitely right - outer space is quiet - FINALLY.
The cinematography is pretty good, and I liked how the dude went crazy on the barren planet, but this film would have been a lot better without the sappy happy ending. I mean, really - transporting all the way back from inside a black hole? Armageddon had a much more realistic ending than that, and it was SO STUPID! It would be great if someone fan-edited this into something scientifically accurate (dub over the lines about what's wrong with Earth replacing it with a feasible problem, have him crushed to death in the black hole, show Brand on the planet at the end all alone, FIN). I don't know how people can give this a higher rating than a 7/10. I wouldn't consider it to be a classic at all. It's at best a see-once blockbuster, just like Armageddon was.
Interstellar was alright.
To start with, the opening was very clunky. Obviously some exposition was necessary but it wasn't done naturally at all. Here, meet Cooper, just your average, every day engineer-scientist-quantum-physicist-drone-programmer-explorer-pioneer-farmer-pilot. Avoiding information dumps isn't really either Nolan's strong suit and while later on, especially on the space ship, expository dialogue is definitely necessary considering the subject matter, it still comes across as awkward. Cooper is occasionally an expert on things that should be beyond him (which, of course, he conveniently explains for you), while at other times he's completely clueless about things that he should really know about in his position (which, of course, somebody else conveniently explains for you). Cooper isn't the only one guilty of this though, everybody else on the spaceship likewise seem very ill-prepared for such a trip.
Speaking of characters who aren't Cooper, everybody else's characterisation is terrible. You don't know anything at all about two members of the crew, and somehow you're meant to care about one of their completely avoidable deaths (come on, he got to the ship first, he could have easily gotten in without getting in the way of TARS)? Somehow you're also meant to care about My Cocaine's death (which I'll get to in a moment) because he's a father of somebody? They're not even shown to have a close relationship or anything, it seemed more just an excuse to make a big reveal (which I'll also get to in a moment). His daughter, Anne Hathaway's character, also doesn't seem to have much of a personality until it turns out that hey, she's actually in love with this person you've never met. Even this "aspect" of her otherwise bland character seems to just have been added in as a lazy way to flesh her out and add unnecessary conflict. On the subject of unnecessary conflict, both the children, Murph and Tom, make really irrational decisions. When Murph tells Tom that he should move to save his family, he gets really upset because... who knows? And then even though he's given up hope on his dad, it's magically all okay later on when, after burning his crops, Murph tells him some nonsense about "hey, it was him all along, it was him, our father sob". Prior to that of course, Murph's been holding a grudge against Cooper for like three decades, even though she knew for a large chunk of that what he was up to, after she began work at NASA. This relationship gets all sorted out when she has her magical realisation that the ghost was Cooper all along even though that's just a huge leap of faith and there's nothing to indicate that might be the case, unless, of course, it was ~love~ (which, yes, I'll get to in a moment too).
Back to the death bed scene. It had terrible sound mixing as you struggled to understand what My Cocaine was saying at all, but even worse it lacked any emotional significance as mentioned above, instead serving to make the reveal that he never wanted to go with Plan A all along. Of course, like all final words, it also ends with a very convenient moment where, instead of letting Murph know that her father didn't know anything about this, he decides to recite a poem because you gotta have that pointless ambiguity and conflict. This big reveal about it ends up removing any tension that might have happened when you get told the same twist later by Matt Damon; there's no emotional impact as you were just told that ten minutes ago and you've had that whole time to let it sink in. Instead, you're just sitting there for a couple of minutes waiting for the characters on screen to come to terms with it.
Now to the script. The script was terrible. The expository dialogue was really bad, as mentioned above, and there were just so many cheesy lines in it. All the idealistic things that were being spouted out just made me roll my eyes, with all the "we're pioneers, humanity was born here, but we weren't meant to die here" crap. And of course love transcends time and space and everything. Anne Hathaway knows that one planet is better than the other because of ~love~. The whole reason Cooper can contact Murph and all that is because of ~love~. Love conquers all, man.
For some more minor things, using Morse code to be able to communicate data related to astrophysics and then magically using this to "solve" gravity is just dumb. Messing with time didn't always work out like somebody casually waiting for 23 years and then acting like it's nothing when they see humans for the first time again, or how Jason Bourne can sprint back to the station in five minutes when it clearly took at least an hour to walk from. A lot of the things with planets wouldn't really work: all the waves stuff, how shallow the water is and their drop, solid ice clouds, the fact that they can escape from a planet with 130% gravity just in their spaceship, but whatever, I've tried to avoid criticising the science because it's not really a big deal and even though it's sort of set up as being a realistic film, it's still just a movie. Besides, the science is mostly theoretical and speculation anyway so who knows, they might not be wrong about anything at all (they are). How come nobody cares what Cooper got up to in the 100 years he was gone? Also that's not what Murphy's law is.
Of course, it does a lot right, in particular the visual effects were really good and the score was absolutely outstanding, it definitely added a lot to the atmosphere, as did the use of silence. The docking, the way the takeoff was handled, entering the wormhole and some other scenes were really well-done too. TARS was great.
Now, despite having written all that, I'd still recommend watching it, especially in a cinema. I can definitely admire the film's scope and I'm really glad that somebody's able to attempt something like this while still having it be considered mainstream cinema. However, the people who are saying it's one of the best films of all time are absolutely kidding themselves; I'm yet to see Insomnia, but otherwise Interstellar is Nolan's second worst film, ahead of only TDKR. Of course, the fact that I've written so much about it obviously means I care and it certainly was thought-provoking and visually splendid, so even if I had a lot of issues with it, you should watch it if you haven't already and who knows, maybe you'll love it. At the very least, it's definitely Nolan's most ambitious film to date.
I finally got around to watching Interstellar after all this time last night and boy... I thought that the movie was just fantastic. I'm kind of baffled at why there is so much hate for the movie. There are maybe a couple of plot holes and inconsistencies here and there while some things go beyond the scope of "believable science" but damn if it isn't one hell of an enjoyable movie.
It's definitely on the long side but I was so engrossed throughout the entire movie that I just didn't care. Great performances by the McCounaghey and Anne Hathaway in this one along with a fantastic soundtrack. Don't listen to all the hate and watch it if you're up for one hell of an adventure (albeit a long one).
For such a long movie, I never get tired of watching it; and I am not someone who watches movies over and over again. I love Interstellar.
The only thing saving this movie from a 2/10 are its audiovisuals, everything else is scientifically inaccurate fiction filled with the most overused emotional and plot beats. Nothing is explained, nothing makes sense.Just pretentious shlock.
"Interstellar" is Nolan's best work so far. Absolutely brilliant with a perfect balance between the narrative and the amazing technique and skills of one of the best directors of the modern cinema. An emotional/humanely journey escorted by a flawless photography and Zimmer's stunning score. Audacious, intelligent and masterful. "Love is the one thing that transcends time and space". Love is the ultimate dimension.
While it isn't a perfect film and the ending could have been improved, Interstellar nevertheless is an ambitious, character driven, epic space drama that offers fantastic visuals and terrific performances and is a true heir to 2001 a space odyssey.
I'm not a fan of Space Movies. And this film does not make it better. Towards the end of the film is too crazy. The special effects are really great, but that's about it.
The best film I have ever seen. It is as much a majestic piece of art as an open door to the questions of science. It will break your heart and the next second it will take you to the most beautiful places, to the limits of reality and imagination; the place they meet to become science, and maybe, the future. A must watch.
The basic idea behind this film is quite good, it's just that the script was obviously written by a typical hollywood idiot. A former Nasa pilot that is 'so called' perfect to lead a mission into deep space after he stumbles in the door? Or the 'so called' genius who spends 23 years doing nothing? I wouldn't even mind if they remade this film completely, left the script and acting exactly the same, but can they please get some actors in that can actually speak?! OPEN YOUR MOUTHS AND ARTICULATE!!! I had to turn the English subtitles on just to understand what everyone was saying!Yes good visuals and the sound effects were quite good, but if I can't hear the dialogue, what's the bloody point?!
Amazing film of this year! Mixing of all sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry...it's a movie to be watched more than once. Thank you Matthew and Anne for their roles in this film
the best Sic-Fi movie I have ever watched also best movie of 2014.
A typical Nolan movie where you scratch your head going.. WTF did I just watch!!!
darn, I just want TARS to have humor settings in 100%; loving that stupid robot!
A brilliant '2001 space oddisee'-like real science fiction movie we haven't seen since the first Matrixx movie.
A cinematic masterpiece and benchmark for movies to come.
In "Interstellar", a film written and directed by Christopher Nolan,climate change has decimated most of the world's food supplies.Towns are regularly ravaged by fierce sand storms, andeverything is covered with thick layers of dust.
A very select group of scientists set out to embark on humanities most ambitious mission: travel througha newly discovered wormhole into another galaxy. They hope of collecting the necessary data to either movemany people onto a new experimental gravitation spaceship, or find a new Earth altogether.
I have now watched this movie twice at an IMAX. After my first viewing, when the credits rolled,I sat there perplexed and was unable to move. I was paralysed by what I had seen. I looked around, I was not the only one.Unquestionably, one of the greatest movies I had ever seen. I was almost ashamed to admit it, because it felt like I had nosay in this decision whatsoever.There are many moments when "Interstellar" transcends intosomething so artistic, you are left speechless and are moved to tears.
The cinematography and directing is, even by Nolan's standards,his best work so far. I think his talent is even too profound forthe Academy of Motion Pictures, hence why he has yet to receive an oscarfor directing. Personally, after watching "Interstellar", I considerhim to be the best director that is currently alive, only rivalled by Kubrick and Hitchcock.
Hans Zimmer wrote the score and I really recommend to read howhe translated Nolan's fantastic ideas into music.I get goosebumps just thinking about the high-speed docking scene,and you will, too! The sound engineers did an amazing job contrastingthe cosmic silence with Zimmer's incredibly ethereal music.During the rocket launch, the entire theatre shook and you werereally feeling the thrust.
If I was forced to describe the score, I would say it washeavily influenced by Johann Strauß, Philip Glass and Bach.Truly a masterpiece that deserves to be revisited many times andamong all the great soundtracks he has ever done, this is simplyon an entirely different level. His most intimate work.
The visual effects were breathtaking - quite literally.The on-screen silence during certain parts of the movie was only rivalled by the complete and utter silenceof my fellow IMAX watchers. Nobody said a word, nobody moved.Just hundreds of mesmerized people staring at the screen,or digging their fingers into their armrests duringsome of the most tense moments I have ever seen.
"Interstellar" depicts astrophysical concepts thathave never been seen or discussed on-screen before."Awesome", in its most literal sense, really describes it.
When I set out to write this review, I really tried to avoid superlatives, and give you a more nuanced opinionof why I think this movie deserves to be ranked amongthe best, but I now see how I have failed.
I recommend to watch "Interstellar" at an IMAX,or the best movie theatre around you. It's not something you should rent at a Red Box or watch on Netflix.
"Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light." -Dylan Thomas
Easily the best movie of 2014! Exceptionally clever and well made. The style is new and refreshing. The story and characters were right on.
I fell into my own trap with this one. I always say don´t led a trailer fool you, don´t build up expactations ´cause in the end you might be dissapointed. In a way that´s what happened with Interstellar. It was absolutely not what I thought it to be which in the end left me kind of confused and wondering what to make of it. I see a lot of resemblence to "2001" in the whole make up of the movie but like "2001" I´m not blown away. Interstellar is a good movie with a good and interesting storyline that has it´s flaws if you look at it from certain angles. That´s the movies, Personally, I think the end was to much Hollywood in it´s conclusion. I think Nolan once said he placed emotion above science for the end and that´s my biggest problem - the typical happy-end. It´s especially tragic since so much effort went into making this scientifically sound. Having Kip Thorne as a consultant is a big asset and it showed in the movie until that point. Than Hollywood won over Science. The movie could have been 20-30 min shorter which might have helped the pace. The visuals are really good, it all felt believable (that is beside the fact that the whole idea itself provides that you buy into it).It was not a complete bust or waste of time - but I don´t think this is a movie I will watch repeatedly.
I purposelly avoided watching this movie for the longest time. I felt like it was too overly hyped, and that it would not meet expectations. Today, I sat down and watched one of the best films I had ever seen.
Every bit of this movie was amazing. This is one of those movies that will change you. If you have not experienced that feeling yet, then you are in for a treat. I laughed, I teared up a little bit. The only thing I regret more, is that I did not travel through time and tell myself to watch this movie in Imax.
9/10, I'm not even going to post about the movie its self. Watch it, with little to no distraction if possible.
Possibly the best film I have ever watched
Just watched this awesome movies!
This movie, the story, the science and the insight will stay with me for the rest of my life! It was beautiful!
With a score of 8.8/10 on iMDb I was somehow expecting more. yes good effects, yes good performances but glacial pace of progress allowed the fidgets to set in.
Overly long and for me too confusing. Best movie of 2014 for some, but not for me!
Visually is great, and the direction -as always- of Nolan is excellent but I have to say that the plot wasn't too good and that the Nolan brothers have a big imagination but maybe they went too far with this one... I liked that they show the things about Albert Einstein's theories of gravity fields and all that but I don't know. I although would have like it to see what happens with Brand and what she did, I'll have to assume that what they show at the end is her set in the colony and all that.
most epic movie ever watched
Definitely the best movie of 2014 and in my opinion one of the best Sci-Fi movies out there. Nolan is up there with Stanley Kubrick in the Sci-Fi genre with this one.
So... we live in an age where Nolan now has THREE movies in the IMDB Top 20. Figures the word masterpiece is thrown around. I'm not exactly sure anymore what the requirement to achieve that is but I fail to see how Interstellar can be one by objective means anyways.The movie to it's credit is ambitious and has some visually impressive scenes in there but the it isn't really that much about interstellar travels but is loaded with very simple 'mainstream' american themes which lead to the excessive runtime. The problem the people on earth have to overcome and leads to everything happening is actually interesting but is handled very poorly, painting mankind as rather stupid in progress but whatever your excuse is for having to make plot happen... right? I don't want to get spoiler-y so lets just say that after an hour it gets to magic land and is riddled with exposition, dumb scientists and predictable waste of screentime. The whole thing stands on such a weak foundation it is sad really. No matter the scale, I don't think I recently saw something as full of plotholes as this.I'm not calling the movie terrible but it's a flawed mixture of things other movies did better.
Don't deserve all the 10 he got !It's good, but not a "masterpiece" or else.
Too long ! 45 minutes too long to begin with.
In the end...speechless ***** TARS *****
This is one of my all time favorite movies and I recently watched it again.
While reading through some of the comments here and on IMDb I can only assume some people are on a personal vendetta or something. The negative comment I read most is: "This movie is scientifically inaccurate". My answer to those: Go watch a documentary then!This is clearly a Science-Fiction movie so I don't get why you even would concider comparing it to real science. No one did something like that with Star Wars. So why all this stupid nonsense criticism. If you don't like the movie - fine! You don't have to like it just because the majority does. But not likeing it because it's scientifically inacurate or a C. Nolan movie is just dumb. You are just robbing yourself of 3 hours of staggering CGI worlds, a good plot, one of the best OSTs there is and sublime acting. This movie is just giving you the illusion that it wants to be accurate, obviously it isn't. That's the beauty of this art. Just take it for what it is!
“I need to fix this before I go.”
You have to talk to me. So, don’t tell me no.
I need to exist – I can’t be their ghost,
I have to go, because I love you the most.
You have a strong heart – Don’t let it crack,
I love you forever, and I am coming back…!
No time or space can separate us,
But you know gravity and what it does.
Out there, time is gonna run more slow,
But I’ll do all I can to keep my vow.
This is not a goodbye – don’t see this in that track,
I know what you mean – but I just can’t S.T.A.Y,
Because ‘they’ did choose me – This is the only way.
I may be travelling miles away – thousand or lakh,
But that will not stop me from seeing you back.
Because it is your love that I am going to pack.
This is my favourite movie. It has everything. Survival, sci-fi, action, horror, drama. Movie can be about anything you want. If you want it to be about space explorations it will be, if you want it to be about romance between two lost souls it will be. All in all it has true argents that helped me get into science world... BEST MOVIE EVER
This movie is stupid gorgeous. 4k HDR is incredible. The imax scenes left me breathless.
One of the best movie ever
Can't describe in words i mean its just the best space movie i ever watched till now ive watched it like 15times lol
Wow! First let me say, that this wasn't first time I tried to watch it, because it's kind of a slow start and it didn't help that I knew it would be almost 3 hours, as I am not a fan of long movies.. But I am so glad that this time I watched through as it was so so so good! Once the story gets going it's really interesting journey of hope and survival. And kind of sad too, because of the family. I am so happy that this movie was recommended to me (several times!), really enjoyed it.
I am so conflicted about this film. Beautiful moments interspersed with bad writing. Argh.
I avoided this movie like the plague because it looked so, so, so boring. Then I finally got around to seeing it and it was great. And touching. I like this more than Inception. I'm not crazy about Inception.
So I just saw Interstellar and I have mixed feelings about it. If the only factor in this review was what I saw visually, then I would give this a 10/10. With Christopher Nolan he has such healthy blend of practical and computer generated effects that it's often hard to tell which is which. Part of what I love about him is that whenever he has the opportunity to use a practical effect over a computer generated one he'll take it. And when he executes a practical effect he does not skimp out.There's a scene in which the truck goes off the dirt path and runs through a cornfield. If the same script was handed to a different director it's difficult to imagine that it would have been done with as much effort. With Christopher Nolan you could see the path being created by the vehicle in many overhead shots. And because it's a practical effect you have a limited amount of opportunities to get the shot just right. Many directors would show the truck going in to the cornfield but then limit the shot to only being within the vehicle from that point on. I'm happy to say that Christopher Nolan puts effort into the shots that he's filming instead of taking the easy route.
I really loved the movie visually and I thought the concept was pretty cool, but, alas, there are other aspects that make up a movie for me and some of these aspects were not done as well. Most of the performances were pretty great, but unfortunately the child actor playing Murph had a few slip-ups. Yes, she was able to cry from her tear ducts, but her performance was not really convincing. During what should be crucial and emotional scenes, her emphasis and enunciation was so off that I wasn't really able to get into them. Matthew McConaughey's performance held up nicely, so those scenes weren't completely lost, but it was distracting to have one performance stick out like that when everyone else was doing so well.
The score by Hans Zimmer was pretty great as usual. It's not his best score and it did get used pretty repetitively, but it was pretty great overall. I really liked the robots in the movie. Now, I'm aware that the design of these robots is so incredibly impractical that it would never happen in real life, but it was cool to watch them perform different tasks and use their bodies in sort of a Swiss army knife way. Their characters were very humourous and added a lot to my enjoyment of the film. And I'm a little forgiving when it comes to the impracticality of the design because it is clearly an homage to the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The biggest problem I have with this movie has to do with the script. I can't think of a single other Christopher Nolan film that had so many moments that I would call 'sappy'. In many ways it seemed as though this story wasn't all that original. It was clearly inspired from films like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Sunshine",and I'm not sure I would call it better than either of those films. it is quite the pet peeve of mine when love is used to save the day.And in a Christopher Nolan movie I kind of expected better than that. So when Anne Hathaway's character started speaking in a way that seemed as though it was setting up some sort of future reincorporation saying:"Oh, love transcends all dimensions!" I was seriously hoping her character was just crazy, despite the tone of the movie explicitly implying that it would be reincorporated seriously later.Unfortunately, I was right and it was reincorporated later seriously.When you're going to reincorporate something it's best if you can't call out which scenes are going to be reincorporated before it happens.Like, seriously, as soon as Anne Hathaway started talking about it, all I could think was: "Oh God, please no." Yeah, love is totally not a chemical reaction in our bloodstream that exists to coerce reproduction. Love is magical and it transcends space and time! And the worst part about them not only including but reincorporating that line about love transcending dimensions,is that the movie could have been the exact same without that ever being mentioned and the logic would not have been changed at all. I don't see how the film's logic would have made any more or less sense if they didn't mention that. Like, when Matthew McConaughey was fucking around with the past,he was attached to a specific room and not a person.Like, if she didn't go back to that room as an adult then they would have been fucked. Like, if love for your children was the determining factor in this space equation, then shouldn't you have been attached to her and not a room? I got the impression that the outcome of that scene depended on specific coordinates, so I really don't see how love transcending dimensions had any effect on anything that happened.
Also, did no one find it weird how she immediately jumped to the conclusion "Oh, you're my ghost"? Like, is there any person, especially a scientist, that would ever come up with that conclusion? Like, of course nobody believed you!There were no logical steps that would be taken to come up with that conclusion. I just love it when characters pull things out of their asses that happened to be 100% fact and ultimately decide the outcome of the film.It never feels cheap at all no matter how many times it happens.
Anyway, I enjoyed the movie overall and I found it to be worth the price of admission. If you find yourself heavily weighting a film's visual aestethic into your overall rating, then go see this film and I'd imagine you'll really love it. The small issues I had with the plot aren't bound to affect everyone, so go see the film and judge it for yourself. Conceptually, I really loved what this movie did with time, and it made for some really emotional scenes. Even though I thought this movie was visually fantastic, overall it didn't wow me in the way that I hoped it would. That's pretty much all I've got to say about it for now.
Is like: "Exogenesis Symphony: The movie. "
I can see the movie and see it again and again... Just amazing story and producers!
Love this movie....2 second time
Just wow, i just finished it, if you haven't watch now!
I thought this movie was absolutely awesome. Easily in my top ten favourite if all time.
Not impressed if I'm honest
Buy it: visually great. It starts out really slow, but picks up towards the middle and has a good ending
Really great movie with great effects. Some parts especially near the end progressed way too fast in my opinion. Overall great movie.
The plot is intense...I'm still thinking about it one night after watching the movie. All the stars for the photography and scenography. It was amazing!
Well basically Nolan brothers managed to give a heart to "2001 A Space Odissey". That's all you need to know about this movie. And yes, it is just amazing.
Beautiful movie, can't stop thinking about everything on it.
fantastic film,it's beautiful.totally ninja!
Excellent. Drew real human emotion of what could have been some pretty dry material.
Great movie, awesome photography.*TARS: best quotes!
Story, acting and photography was great. That's all what I can say. I'm still stunned from the experience.
I didn't like it much. Actually I considered leaving the cinema once every hour or so.
Interstellar is a part-time apocalyptic movie, part-time family drama, part-time 2001 make over, part-time enterprise and part-time starwars movie (funny robot, eh). So it committs to nothing at all. It also fails to have a strong message.
I didn't like the 2001 inspired score. I guess this contributed heavily to my not liking the movie.
Humanity and its conflicting traits ... ps. Kubrick would be proud :)
I just came out of the cinema and I'm so excited I've got tears in my eyes.That was a masterpiece and more than I expected although Chris Nolan is my very favorite director!
One of the best movies I've ever watched. It captured my attention throughout and it's been a long time since I last cried as much as I did watching this. 10/10
About the encrypted message. Towards the end of the movie, we find out Cooper himself sent this message. He sent it because he's discovered the mistake of going in the first place. He wished he had stayed with his family instead of going out into space. This is an important message - it was dire that Cooper's message got through when he found there was a way to do so. On the day Cooper leaves, there would have already been a lot of emotion and Murph sees something that could only worry her more, the answer to the code she was given. And the brilliant part of it is that it was one word, one simple, four-letter word: stay.
i love you so much!
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar may very well be one of the best movies that have come out in the year of 2014.
The film starts off by more or less depicting what the near future Earth looks like. Much like in the movie The Martian all the technology looks futuristic, but it always seems like it could already exist today, if only as a prototype. The directors manage quite well to bring across the massive problems and the looming threat of extinction the human race faces by simply showing us the daily life of ex-pilot, engineer and now farmer Cooper and the problems he faces. We see the distant crops burning away, giving us a sense of the increasing scarcity of food, as crop after crop is being destroyed by the blight and only corn can survive. We see the plates being turned down on the table, as the dust has become omnipresent. We see the shift of society, as the teachers of Cooper's misbehaving daughter try to convince him that the Apollo mission did in fact not happen and they make it quite plain that in this society no engineers, astronauts or scientists are needed, but farmers, and that is what he should teach his children to be. Not only does this set up the world quite perfectly, we also get characterizing moments. Cooper, as the film quite often states, is out of place in this world. He looks skywards, whilst the rest looks at the dust and earth below them. The shared moments with his children show his love and affection for both of them, he respects their interests and treads them accordingly. The seemingly paranormal sightings also characterize our second main character at an early stage, Murph. She quite literally follows his footsteps and adopts the scientific ways, she is curious, intelligent and more than anything stubborn. The family grows on you amazingly quickly and his farewell scenes are made all the more hurtful.
It is here that I would already like to mention Nolan's attention to detail and love of practical effects. He literally bought acres of corns to avoid CGI as much as possible for just a few scenes. Whenever CGI is used, and of course in a movie mainly taking place in space there has to be a lot of it, it could just as well be practical effects, by all you know, if only some of it wouldn't be possible. The visual effects are simply stunning and most importantly not noticeable.
As we are being shot into space with Cooper, we run into a few minor problems Interstellar has. After he stumbles onto the secret NASA facility, giving us another glimpse at the world building, that may not be complex but it certainly gives us the illusion of complexity, he gets to pilot a spacecraft in space without getting into shape or ready for space in any way. Having arrived on the space station, the movie struggles to find ways to explain the complex science behind what they are trying to do and so they resort to a scientist explaining the concept of wormholes (exactly the way the teacher did it to the kids in Stranger Things by poking a hole into a sheet of paper) to another scientist. The same happens again later in the movie when the same guy explains to Cooper that time is relative. Nevertheless, even if the exposition may at times be wonky, the actual use and depiction of science is spot-on and nothing like I've ever seen in another movie on such an...interstellar scale. The plot and premise of Interstellar is so unique and amazing precisely because it explores the unexplored aspects of physics, like the concept of wormholes and black holes, and just rolls with it. Every scene in space or another planet looks fantastic and the sheer size of everything, whether it's the massive tidal waves caused by the black hole, the vast ice desert or the black hole itself, really makes you feel helpless and small, whilst still being overtaken by its beauty.
Probably the most emotional scene of the entire two hours is established using the previously mentioned relativity of time. After spending unintended three hours on the black hole-orbiting planet, they return to their station, to their colleague, realizing that decades have past. We are now forced to watch Cooper sit there and have to undergo decades worth of emotions in a few minutes, as the computer displays all the messages his family had sent over the years. It was truly a test for the wonderful actor and if you haven't felt for the protagonist, who more or less carries the movie along with Murph, before you certainly have after this scene. The other side-characters do indeed feel a bit one-sided and unexplored, but that's okay, it's not their story and you always realize the stakes for every character, adding weight to every decision they make. The comic-relief, a robot names TARS with a humour setting of 75 - 100%, is surprisingly likeable and funny, adding the much needed light-hardheartedness.
Parts of the movies do eventually get a bit silly and some scenes feel out of place, like when Dr. Brand talks about love being the only thing that can travel through dimensions next to gravity and two scientists fist-fighting in another galaxy on another planet. The plot concerning Dr. Mann was fine and a murder attempt does actually fit, but the fist-fight was unnecessarily ridiculous.
Following this, however, we get to the most thrilling scene of the entire movie. The spacecraft trying to dock a space station, spinning out of control, by spinning with it. It's here that I would like to mention two things: the score and the lack of sound. You don't see many movies taking place in space that actually show the lack of sound in space and even fewer that use it as a way of instilling fear in us, fear of the vast emptiness and apathy of space. Then, the score. I know a few people that get annoyed by Hanz Zimmer's style of music but many more absolutely ravel in it, as do I. The soundtrack is most of the time idle and you can feel the stellar, spacey aspects of it but when needed it erupts into what you imagine a burst of creativity must sound like. On top of that he brilliants made most of the beats hit every single second, imitating a clock, since time is the main aspect of the movie. Sometimes, in fact, he even uses a clock for his music.
At last, the movie ends with Cooper meeting his dying daughter, creating an arguably even more emotional scene, before eventually ending the film on an optimistic note, leaving you with tons of emotions inside and probably only noticing now that you have to pee, because you had been glued to the screen for the entire time.
This film is fantastic and good
M. Great integration of concepts
Rewatched "Interstellar" for the first time in 4K now and what can I say...It's my all-time favorite. What a brilliant movie Christopher Nolan made. The story is intriguing, the special effects are out of this world and the Soundtrack is one of the most beautiful scores I've ever heard. Love the cast too btw.
And I really recommend watching this film in 4K. The IMAX scenes are just mind blowing.
It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful, and an all around amazing movie. Everything from the story, to the characters, to the visuals and soundtrack was top-notch and made Interstellar a great and immersive experience.
this would probably the best movie I've watched this year.just watch it's amazing
Turn the volume ALL THE WAY UP.
This was a good and original film... With Nolan you always expect more but have to say it's within the standard one can expect from his films
"Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light".
The story is about 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.
Christopher Nolan once said that 2001: A Space Odyssey was his all time favorite film and how he wanted to do a small tribute to he's next film. And then comes a movie called "Interstellar" that will put a smile on Kubrick face if he was alive today, because Interstellar is one of the best movie of 2014 and the best movie experience I've had at the cinema.
I saw this movie in IMAX and all through out this film I felt like I was in space floating around with Mconaughey and Anne Hathaway. I had that feeling that I was going deep into space just like are main character's, going deep into space just like the viewing auditions and me.
The visual effect's in this movie are some of the most stunning, beautiful and Jaw dropping effect's I've seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. The performances were brilliant, The cinematography was breathtaking and hard to look away. The directing by Christopher Nolan and let me get this out there, this man is a true director; he knows cinema and knows how to interested people into seeing he's films and I'm still shocked that he hasn't won an Oscar yet.
Now most people or critics have said that last third of this movie ruined the movie for them, but I actually like the ending to the movie. It's new for Nolan because he always ends on a deep and cold note, but this movie didn't and I didn't mind it.
My only nick pick with the movie is some of the character's in this movie wasn't all that interesting. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain are the only character's that to me were interesting and I cared for them, but the rest of the character's I didn't really care for.
Overall Interstellar is a mind-blowing movie with fantastic visual's, interesting story line and the movie will keep you interested till the end.
This movie messed me up in ways I can't even comprehend! It is way beyond ten little hearts. It needs infinity hearts!
Love? Really? I was entertained, but....
can't wait for the next one to come out.
Words cannot describe. I always tear up when Cooper sees Murph after 23 years and when he finally meets her at the hospital. Visuals are absolutely stunning and the music... Well. You know what Hans Zimmer can do. Watched it multiple times and will do in the future for sure. Highly recommended.
Movie is alright. You might need to see it twice to get it.
Alright, alright, alright... that's what I love about these space chicks...I keep gettin older..and they stay light-years away
The first time I had seen Interstellar, I had so many "issues" to complain about. The flaws, illogical elements - too much of a burden for a rating higher than 7. Than I watched it a second time a year later, and a third time right now. The past frustrations don't matter that much anymore (while still valid) and there is just appreciation for a wonderful story about humans.
That is a super fabulous movie Actually one of the Best movies I ever watched
Great movie. Wanted to watch it for over a year but only got to watch it now.Nice scientific detailing and touching moments.The plot on the other hand wasnt all that great
Very cool. 4 star kk
It's hard to figure out what genre this movie actually is. At first glance, Interstellar looks like a space epic: a quest of galactic discovery and exploration. On the other hand, which you might have realized after less than an hour, it also feels like a family drama. Interstellar might be both though, which seems to explain why it has difficulties on building up the make believe the venture to space exploration.
Crop failures, disasters, and pestilence were the reasons why humans in Interstellar opted to do space travel. We can see this through the the situation presented in Joseph Cooper's (Matt McCounaghy) family. However, rather than setting up the build up for a necessity on space exploration - mankind's desperate attempt to save humanity by traveling to unknown regions - we get lots of family drama instead. Which, if done artfully, should be good.
But it didn't.
The transition between Cooper's family drama to the quest of space venture went a bit abrupt and janky - which seems to continue on even after Cooper jumped to other galaxy. In space, we get another drama between characters in the team. However, rather than making the dangerous space mission feels like a mission where a group of humans go at all cost to save mankind, it feels like amateur hobbyists delving to deep to the unknown.
First, most of the crews never experienced actually space flight, save for Cooper - which is why he was selected to go there. This is justified in the movie as resources have been scarce for several years, which actually would make this space quest even more desperate and urgent, but the movie fails to portray that urgency.
Which brings us to second point: characters behave stupidly for reasons very incomprehensible considering what's at stake. One stupidity: a character died because the person just stands there doing nothing while impact is incoming. Another: when the crew decides which planet should be more potential to explore, they seem to forget what's they're risking and opting to think with emotional instinct. Someone thinks a planet is better because their loved one went there. Another thinks abandoning mission is more critical than guaranteeing humanity survival. This can be actually be done artfully if we can see the emotional dilemma, the depth of character's thought - but nope. One person even childishly shut themselves in after the debate, what a professional.
Between the tedious crew drama and back-and-forth Cooper's family drama on Earth, we sometimes still get the epic space exploration feel. Brilliant planets, beautiful unknown landscapes, the quest of going into something unknown, and discovering unexpected surprises. We get to scenes portraying the risk of space travel and difficult decisions they must make on solving that. There are beautiful moments, accompanied by Hans Zimmer's titular composition - a few touching moment between characters and just the feeling of unknown curiosity that brings that marvels the galactic wonder. The ending - albeit feels a bit rushed for the built up when Cooper's daughter realized the truth - is especially excellent, serving as a closure after the journey the characters went.
But it is mixed up with shallow character's writing, awkward plot decisions, and sometimes the too-much-is-going-on directing/cutting (especially the back and forth scenes), so that Interstellar leaves me with a familiar yet uncomfortable feeling.
its so complex abd confusing but the end of the movie is damn good
If you get past the potential believability problem of this movie it is far more enjoyable. So, watch it and put your reality check in park. Just enjoy the ride; and man what a ride! #ShiftvW8
So... great acting and the effects where equally great. The story was good and new (afaik) but it somehow didn't draw me. Liked it but will probably never watch it again. But do watch it. At least once.
A movie of absolute beauty. Truly had a positive impact on my life.
I flat out LOVED the movie. Pure enjoyment. #ShiftvW8
An emotional, beautiful journey into the unknown.
this is one of the most fricked up movies i've ever seen...
I love Nolan, and this is a fact. I find it a brilliant director, perhaps controversial, but brilliant. Interstellar is a real journey in the universe. Exceptional actors, dubbing unusually perfectly timed, physical theories reproduced in detail (who will see the film will understand) and an almost obsessive attention to detail, combined with an exceptional direction that Nolan has accustomed us, already make Interstellar the movie of his year. To give that extra, though, and make Interstellar a masterpiece that will remain in history, is the soundtrack of the master Hans Zimmer which is the best part of the film, not to demerits of the other sectors, but it is really something exceptional, capable to accompany the most of every scene and then suddenly interrupted by the deafening silence of space.
No te fíes de las cosas correctas que se hacen por la razón equivocada.
Que salir ahí fuera me haga sentir que es para lo que he nacido, y me emocione, no quiere decir que me equivoque.
Visually stunning. Great score thanks to Hans Zimmer. But the rest of the movie.... Okay acting, the film is slow-paced. All I can say is that this movie is overrated.
Loved this movie so much. Not at the level of Inception, but great nonetheless
Excellent up until the point where he gets into the black hole, then every element of the film collectively jumps the shark.
I have no words to describe how amazing this movie is. Starting in the effects, the twists, the amazing "love" based-story. I'm really not into this kind of moveis, and I think that's what made this movie so great. I just don't know what to say. Watch it and enjoy.
Wish I had seen this in the cinema. Absolutely beautiful even on a 13-inches screen.