Interstellar, Christopher Nolan 2014
By Ali Tenenbaum
The summary, as best I can gather, is the following: George Clooney goes into space with Sandra Bullock – oh wait… sorry, couldn’t resist – but it’s hard not to make comparisons to the 2013 visually delightful (and also nonsensical) Gravity.Interstellar is a mess in it’s own right and it’s crappy science fiction to boot.McConaughey travels through a wormhole to find an inhabitable planet (galaxy?, universe?) to save his family and the rest of humanity from destruction all the while Michael Caine stays put in a secret NASA facility tirelessly searching for the theory of gravitational control (equation? quantum something?) that will lift an entire population off the earth to safety, just in case the “wormhole thing” doesn’t work.Meanwhile 80 or 100 years go by but only a few hours in space years. LUCKILY just in the nick of time McConaughey discovers (inside a black hole/looking glass?) a multidimensional screening room that allows him to tell his 100 year old daughter (in her past, but his present) how to save the world with her wristwatch. Got all that?
It’s exhausting to even try to explain it let alone understand it, or care. A few (literally can think of two) of the special effects were breathtaking but it’s way too long, complicated for the wrong reasons and sappy.
Let grandma take the kid, they both might like it.You stay home and do something else for three hours!
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