07 Nov 2014 ● English ● 2 hrs 49 mins
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine
Crew: Christopher Nolan (Director), Hoyte Van Hoytema (Director of Photography), Hans Zimmer (Music Director)
Rating: U/A (India)
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Dates: 07 Nov 2014 (India)
Tagline: Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.
INTERSTELLAR….Years have passed, but Hollywood filmmakers never get tired of making movies with “SPACE” as the backdrop. But there’s one thing they try to make one better than the other. The human kind is constantly trying to explore a new possibility of life in another planet. In near future earth faces extreme draught and famine, among this difficult hours, they happen to find a rip in space-continuum giving mankind an hope to extend the life span. A bunch of explorer set on an Interstellar journey to save the mankind in search of a planet beyond our solar system.
Christopher Nolan is a director who has a nake to twist your brain at different levels to convey what he has to say in the end. Believe it or not, It’s simple yet complicated, it’s the usual but different. It’s the mind over heart. Sounds confusing, yes it does when you do watch the movie. He takes you on a journey for 3 hours straight with so much data which takes sometime for processing. This is not just a movie, more of an tutorial on physics which brings back the memory from your studious days of “Theory of Relativity” and “Newton’s Law”. The narration is impeccable, he takes you through a parallel story telling which in fact for the first time was not that confusing. He leaves bits and pieces through out the movie, which when comes together leaves you in awe.
The characters in the movie were well suited to fit the attire perfectly. Mathew McConaughey with his swirly accent brings a great intensity to the character as “Cooper” , he gave a great performance which may not be another Academy worth, but a commendable one. Anne Hathaway has proved her mettle with this character after the stint as “Catwoman“, as Amelia she gave an outstanding performance. Jessica Chastain has a short role but a vital one and she could get a nomination. The rest of the supporting cast Michael Caine,Bill Irwin,Ellen Burstyn,Mackenzie Foy,Casey Affleck,John Lithgow,Topher Grace & Matt Damon gave their career’s best.
The strong suit of “Interstellar” is it’s visual presentation. Nolan did not leave any room for compromise there, every frame screams brilliance. Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema was spectacular, editing by Lee Smith was at a great pace which did not tire you in spite of the long run. Nolan is a director whose vision will leave you awestruck. There are scenes which are meant for the IMAX format, but they were shot so well that even the regular 4K projection gives you an equal rush. The visual effects are like a dream which has no limits, you can bend them the way you wish, giving you an experience like never before. The sentiments were equally gauged with the scientific values. All this visual delight was profusely mixed with breathtaking sound which blows your senses away. Hans Zimmer with his brilliant score builds the momentum required for a movie of this caliber.
Interstellar is another dreamy journey crafted by Nolan, which you can name it with various terms. In a modest way it’s entertaining, emotional,thought-provoking, sentimental with a great intellectual reach which exceeds your grasp.If you think you have seen everything in the trailer, believe me you have not because the last 30 minutes of the movie takes you by surprise in a traditional NOLAN way.
Interstellar is a visual spectacle not to be missed by any movie-goer who have come to expect from the writer-director Christopher Nolan, who has pushed the technical brilliance beyond the horizon. Definitely worth a watch, and If you have access to IMAX please don’t hesitate just get in and blown away!!!
+’s – Impeccable narration supported by brilliant film making.
Another typical classic Nolan science fiction.Had
great expectations,the film managed to keep up
the expectations.Nolan managed to enthrall the
audience with his conceptual ideas as he does in
all his films.
Already you may have known the outline of the
story.It's about searching for a new planet for
living of the extincting human beings on
earth.Then the Nolan takes us into a series of
concepts in physics some of which may not be
understandable at first.Not going much deeper into
the plot which isn't good for the better
appreciation of the film.
Academy award winner Mathew Mcconnaughey has
done the role of engineer cum pilot
( Cooper)well.Anne Hathaway was the right choice
for the heroine.Girl who did the role of daughter of
cooper also did a good job.No need of a special
mention for Micheal Cane, a permanent cast in
Thumbs up for the story, script & direction.Visual
effects & graphics are good.Again another
permanent member of Nolan movies,the music
director Hans Zimmer made the film an engaging
one with his music.
After the end of the film you may still have some
unsolved equations in your mind ( classic
Nolan). Seeing twice may work better
for further appreciation.So, I am giving 3.5/5 for
this Nolan movie.
The movie is so close to reality that I almost felt like a third person; The whole movie feels like a wormhole journey and I just never realised 2.8 Hrs passby! With flawless cast and direction, I left the cinema hall with thoughts and never got out of the movie for several hours. After I watched the making of the movie, I felt that respect for the director increased. The director connect with us visually better than any physical transfer of Data! Few things about the movie is still a Question mark, I hope I'll get some answers soon. Its a must watch Sci-Fi Movie which has importance to Science, Technology and Humanity.
Usually, watching a space travel movie is like watching some documentary or story. But this one is very unique because of its detailed presentation. The effects which differentiates the silence of space and violence at impacts makes to feel like a pioneer inside the movie. The reality of human nature when we really face the consequence of physical laws has been expressed very well. Excellent movie. Will definitely watch again...