If you ask me whether I understood it completely, the answer will be a no. But when it comes to a Christopher Nolan film not getting it fully is something quite natural. Interstellar from the brain smoking director is one more complicated, intriguing and impeccable creation. Dipped with human emotions and philosophies in a never before mentioned theme, Interstellar is indeed a unique experience.
The film is set in the near future where earth is facing serious issues and the life here is becoming more and more difficult. Cooper is NASA test pilot who is now living the life of a farmer. He has a bright daughter named Murphy. Certain unusual happenings in Murphy’s room lead to many other developments and Cooper ends up in NASA. After meeting Professor Brand at NASA, Cooper decides to help them in their interstellar mission to find another planet in a different solar system for the human race to survive. The journey in search of such a planet is what Interstellar talking about.
It is science fiction for sure, but the way Mr. Nolan has made it will surely create a kind of agony deep inside our heart. By adding so much of human emotions in this tale, the director has certainly increased the captivating part of the story. Whenever the Nolan brothers pick up a subject, we get to see a very deeply analyzed representation of the concept. Here also you have a lot of technical explanations, emotional conflicts and scientific challenges packaged in a gripping fantasy story. The lack of clarity about the “near future” and the interstellar traveling happening pretty quickly were certain drawbacks I could sense. But still it is a phenomenal concept.
Matthew MacConaughey was superb as Cooper. Cooper is cool, sentimental and less arrogant and Maconaughey has handled it very smartly. The little Murphy Mackenzie Foy impressed me a lot. Good performances from Chris Nolan’s usual cast comprising of Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Wes Bentley. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and David Gyasi also did a good job.
Christopher Nolan makes it in his usual style by keeping things real as much as possible. You wont feel much of a visual effects feast while watching this film and that somewhere forces you to think about the possibility of the concept. The script has enough strength to submerge us into its world. The way they have incorporated the time differences, communication via gravity, 5 dimensional view which has time as a quantified data and the fiction about the black hole is something that looks brilliant on screen. Excellent cinematography and once again there is Hans Zimmer giving a phenomenal background score.
I am yet to discover its complete beauty and I may watch it again and again. But the first watch itself gave me that spank on the head which I believe most people get after watching a Nolan film. The rating is 4/5 for Interstellar. We Indian’s needed a Mangalyan to accept that our space researches had the quality to beat NASA. But Mr. Nolan seems to be quite confident about our abilities and you will know the reason while you watch this film.
I am yet to discover its complete beauty and I may watch it again and again. But the first watch itself gave me that spank on the head which I believe most people get after watching a Nolan film.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended