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Interstellar ranks among the stars

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Christopher Nolan has created a beautiful emotional journey with this epic adventure/sci-fi. “Interstellar”, released on November 7, 2014, follows the journey of four explorers that are traveling through a wormhole near Saturn. After Earth is plagued by crop blights, NASA, which was supposedly shut down, sends a team to find a potentially habitable planet that can sustain human life. The plot line takes viewers on twists and turns through time and space  creating an interesting thought provoking movie. This experience visually creates a whole universe with stunning CGI, most impressive of which may be the black hole that awaits the team on the opposite side of the wormhole. The three possible inhabitable planets orbit this black hole creating problems for the crew. The black hole sucks in everything, including time, causing time to move much quicker on some of the planets. This creates a dilemma for the main character Cooper because while he doesn’t age on these planets, and his young daughter, Murph, is still on earth and does. The scientific concepts and theories in Interstellar are mind boggling. At times the plot can get complicated. It explores the ideas of time and gravity as well as questions about what could be out in space.

Mathew McConaughey plays the lead male, Cooper. This exciting sci-fi isn’t like much McConaughey has done before. It is light-years beyond his first big role in “Dazed and Confused”. His astounding performance is comparable to and may be better than his award winning performance in “The Dallas Buyers Club”. His co-star Anne Hathaway played Dr. Brand, a brilliant scientist trying to save the human race. This was not her first time working with producer Christopher Nolan who also produced the film “Dark Knight Rises”. Nolan also produced the film “Inception”, which like Interstellar, some might find hard to follow. Cooper’s daughter, Murph, is played by both Mackenzie Foy, as the 10 year old Murph, and Jessica Chastian.

During its opening weekend, “Interstellar” grossed $47,510,360 in the United States. The film has a run time of 2 hours and 49 minutes making it quite long. It is rated PG-13 because of brief strong language and scenes of intense perilous action. I would give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars and suggest it to everyone I know because it is a fascinating and thought provoking. It really gets you thinking about what could be out there.

 

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Interstellar ranks among the stars