“Interstellar” Movie Review

Did Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi drama live up to all the hype? Yes. Released on Nov. 7th, 2014 the film has grossed over $450 million at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. actually sold the rights some of their household franchises, such as Friday the 13th, just so Interstellar could be released worldwide. Can’t say I blame them. The plot takes place in an unconfirmed future where the Earth is being overwhelmed by dust storms, and school teachers believe that the Apollo Moon Landing was a fraud. The main protagonist is Cooper, a farmer and pilot who struggles to take care of his two children. Cooper is played by Mathew Mccounaghey, in perhaps the most versatile role of his recent career. Cooper is assigned to pilot a team of astronauts into a portal that could lead to humanity’s survival. Other actors join the movie including Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and one surprise actor who shan’t be named, in some truly believable performances. The plot takes multiple twists and turns that should be better viewed on the biggest screen you can find. The worlds the explores are quite immersive thanks to their interesting environments and sound designs. Hans Zimmer provides a score that mainly consists of organs during breathtaking scenes. I implore you to see this movie on the largest screen possible; in 3-D if possible. I can’t say I would watch it again though.

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