Interstellar review


Christopher Nolan and his works always equals to pure brilliance. Be it the Batman trilogy or the Inception or the Memento or Prestige, Nolan have superseded directors like Stanley Kubrick and the like in the current generation with his brilliant screenplay, direction and choice of actors. Interstellar is a sci-fi movie that tells the story of how Earth has been ravaged by an environmental disaster known as the Blight – forcing humanity to abandon technology and the dreams of discovery, in order to focus on basic survival. To that end, former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a widowed father of two, is now a farmer tasked with growing one of the planet’s last remaining sustainable crops: corn. In a time when humankind has been asked to put aside personal desire in the interest of a greater good, Cooper has attempted to make peace with farm life, providing for his teenage children, Tom (Timothée Chalamet) and Murph (Mackenzie Foy), as well as his aging father-in-law (John Lithgow). Yet, even as conditions become increasingly dire on Earth, Cooper’s thirst for scientific discovery remains. However, when Cooper is reunited with an old colleague, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), he is offered a new chance to fulfill an old ambition. Informed that the situation on Earth is much more serious than he previously knew, Cooper is asked to leave his family behind (in an increasingly dangerous world) and set out on an uncertain journey into space – to find humankind a new planet. Interstellar has amazing cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema of Her, The Fighter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy fame and brilliant music score by Nolan’s favourite Hans Zimmer. The movie is thought provoking, Dystopian and worth a watch definitely.