Interstellar: the greatest movie of 2014
Out of this world, quite literally, Interstellar is a movie the goes deep beyond the intelligence of the human mind. It explains and expands, describes and details the intricacies of the universe; black holes, gravitational pulls, 5th dimensions, time and space all become very accessible.
In an attempt to save the earth’s population, which is rapidly devolving under oceans of dust and a worldwide food famine, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a remarkable pilot, is asked by NASA to take a trip into another galaxy to find an inhabitable planet. Having left behind his family – son Tom (Casey Affleck/Timothée Chalamet) and daughter Murph (Jessica Chastain/Mackenzie Foy) – he has hopes to return to them in good time to watch them grow. Little does he know that any given hour he and Dr Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway) spend on particular planets is a decade of time on earth. His children begin to grow older than him.
Writer Christopher Nolan, along with his brother Jonathan Nolan, manage to stop an entire movie theatre from blinking for almost three hours. They say time is relative, but it flies when you’re enjoying yourself. Without attempting to explain time as the movie does, three hours disappeared in, what seemed, only a moment. Everything was perfect about Interstellar; from the first still right to the very end.
The film is visually spectacular, mostly shot in magnificent IMAX format. You could have really believed you were floating in the midst of time and space, or crashing through a black hole. Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack embraces and gives further depth to this philosophic and sensory journey.
The discussions are so moving they really challenge views about time and family, teaching a number of theories about spatial worm holes, black holes and the earth as a whole.
This is a work deserving applause and a standing ovation.
Interstellar is released nationwide on 7th November 2014.
Watch the trailer for Interstellar here: