Movie Review: Interstellar

Alisa Posey, Staff Writer

If the films “Inception” (Christopher Nolan) and “Gravity” (Alfonso Cuarón) had a baby they would name it “Interstellar.”  Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar” is about a farmer and former NASA pilot, named Cooper (Matthew McConaughey).  He lives on Earth with his son, Tom (Timothee Chalamet/Casey Affleck), his daughter, Murph (Mackenzie Foy (Ellen Burystyn/Jessica Chastain), and his father-in-law, Donald (John Lithgow). Earth is set to soon run out of resources to maintain the human race. When Cooper finds NASA’s hidden location he recognizes one of his former professors working. There, he tells Cooper that he needs to go into space to pilot a crew to a discovered wormhole that gives hope of finding a new planet to colonize in a new galaxy for a chance of survival.  This planet, may be humanity’s only chance of survival. Cooper decides to do this in order to save the human race, but he must leave his family.

This film has some awesome visuals and effects, all of which have been seen before in other films. So the effects used are not surprising or innovative. Coming to see this film, you might have high expectations, but  these expectations fall short.  Yes, there were some great visuals, but it seemed as if they were missing significance.  Also, there were a lot of unnecessary scenes, especially in the beginning of the film.  Some things could’ve been cut because of predictability and the story dragged along.  Knowing that you’ll be sitting in the movie theater for three hours is already a drag enough.

The story was decent but  was confusing and messy.  One minute you know what’s going on and next minute you don’t. The story does bring out emotion between Cooper and Murph.  The characters both had great connection. That’s the only aspect that seemed honest.  It’s not a terrible film but it isn’t amazing either.  Is Interstellar worth three hours of your time?  Not really, but go for it if you’re bored. Just try not to fall asleep at the beginning of the film, because it’ll pick up later.