Interstellar is a spectacular sci-fi drama movie, which leans heavily towards science, directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

In the near future, Earth is fast becoming inhabitable for humans, as the changed atmosphere is choking the planet and destroying most food sources. Conveniently, a wormhole located near Saturn may provide the ability to explore other star systems via intersteller travel, in order to seek another planet suitable to sustain human life.

Visually the film is wonderful – beautifully shot and well made. All actors, no matter how minor, provide great performances with a smart script that carries a rather complex scientific plot.

A superb, epic film-score from Hans Zimmer, with some wonderful musical pieces that really dominate the movie. However, at times the music is so loud and powerful that crucial dialogue is unable to be heard, though.

The movie has some other issues, with some major plot problems and a long running time (169 minutes) that could have benefited with a half hour being deleted from the story. Some scenes merely act as ideas half thought or perhaps simply as misdirection?

Interstellar is an entertaining film, but is also far from Nolan’s best and there certainly has been better movies this year. Recommended to be viewed on the big screen, the movie gives the viewer plenty to ponder and consider about our life and the world we live in.

score: 7.5 out of 10.



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