Every Nolan film comes with the expected Ooohhhs and Aaaahhhhs from the cinegoers. Not only are his films well made, but they also make us think. Not only does he entertain, but he also finds the balance between ART and FLAMBOYANCE. And Interstellar is no different. This is one sweeping tale of a man who goes beyond galaxies to save his family ( and in turn, humanity).
If you didn't tell someone this was a Nolan film and showed him the first half, 90% would say it's made by the "Sixth Sense" director, but with better background scores. Even the 2 twists in the tale, are very much inspired by the Shyamalan stable of movies. And I am talking about Shyamalan at his best, not otherwise!
And then Nolan goes where no director has gone before and creates an epic of gargantuan proportions, literally. The film goes on and on and on. Everytime you think this is the end, it's not. Not that it's such a bad thing, coz Mcconaughey keeps you captivated.
Ok, let me assure you that this film is not as difficult to understand as people are making it to be. Yes, the science is deep and relativity is not everyone's cup of tea, but the story is not rocket science! If you really don't care about how it is happening, but can follow what is happening, you will enjoy it. Rest assured that even though Nolan keeps the science correct, he also takes many cinematic liberties when the film goes into realms still unknown to man. He even explores the possibility of future generations of humans or aliens or other godly beings taking care of humanity, with the help of the protagonist. So please, don't get into "Yeh kaise hua?" discussions coz it has many "Kuch Bhi" moments too.
The plot: Some 50-100 years in the future, most of humanity is destroyed and earth is not such a hospitable place to live in. But "Mankind was born here, but never meant to die here", so Matthew - the space pilot turned farmer, turns pilot again and flies away into another galaxy through a worm hole to find an alternate planet for the human race! There are supposedly 3 planets worth exploring in that galaxy, but fuel enough to go to 2. As most dramas go, they pick the worst 2 and things go from bad to worse. Will they be able to find a suitable planet? Will they die in the pursuit? And considering the theory of relative time, will they be able to do it in time enough to save anyone? That's what the rest of the film is about.
And now the most important question, should you watch this film? Ofcourse you should. It's a visually spectacular and a thought provoking film. It's worth watching just to listen to Hans Zimmer's spectacular soundtrack. But do I consider it to be a stellar film? NO. It's very good, but fails to come close to bar set by "Gravity". And Nolan also peppers it with some inexplicable "WTF" moments. Maybe it was the Shyamalan hangover setting in! Nonetheless, do try to catch it in the theater while it is still showing.
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