Thursday, December 25, 2014

Interstellar - Movie Review

Interstellar (PG-13) 169 mins  B
Overly Ambitious Space Opera Entertains, Saddens

Starring Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Mackenie Foy, Topher Grace, Timothee Chalamet and Casey Affleck

Interstellar is an ambitious space odyssey, a film that I can't pretend to fully understand or explain. After the disappointment that was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, I was afraid Interstellar would be more of the same.

Directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Memento and the The Dark Knight films), Interstellar is a surprisingly heartfelt film that is both epic and exhausting. At 169 minutes, the film provided plenty of food for thought, cool cinematography and science. Things got a little hokey at the end, but that's Hollywood for ya. All in all, it's a solid film.