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.
My rating: 5 reels out of 5
I’m a Nolan fanboy, so I’m going to be bias when it comes to a Christopher Nolan film, and the funny thing is, I admit before even watching a Nolan movie that I’m not going to be initially blown away. His movies are so dense with information from beginning to end, you don’t quite catch it all. Last night, I was entranced for 169 minutes and forgot all my worries. There are thrilling moments and moments of strong emotion. By the time it was all over, I just sat there thinking, with not much to actually say. I thought I’m going to let this one marinate overnight, and wait to see it again (in film projection) before I write about it. Then when I woke up this morning, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
What I like about Nolan’s films is that he conveys his message in a subtle way. It resonates with me how a certain line of dialogue in the movie could initially be passed off as humorous but later turns out to be the premise for a character’s journey. It’s a journey to the far reaches of space, testing mankind’s endurance and spirit to survive. Exploring themes of hope and despair.
When explorers discover a wormhole, they use it to go beyond the limits of human space travel to try find a new world for humankind. Filled with an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine, and a mesmerizing score from Hans Zimmer. Interstellar is a movie that demands your attention. Executed flawlessly. An epic movie with outstanding visual effects and subject matters that everyone can understand. Interstellar is a visual masterpiece that embodies what experiencing a movie in a theater should be like.
My expectations: Because it’s a Christopher Nolan film, I can’t help but set my expectations very high. I expect a grand epic movie, and that’s what I got. Expectations Exceeded.
Recommendation: Nolan fanboys are going to love the film. Cinema lovers will love the film. It’s the kind of movie that NEEDS to be experienced in a theater.
Re-watch value: It’s a long one to watch but so worth it. May even have to take a 4 and a half hour drive to see it in a 70mm IMAX film projector.
Memorable: Definitely a memorable film.