INTERSTELLAR

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Director Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, INCEPTION) again creatively builds upon his experimental cinematography with his use of anamorphic 35mm and 15perf/70 IMAX cameras attached to aeroplanes, to provide the audience with stunningly visuals and has successfully re-imagined the science fiction blockbuster genre on a grand scale.

If you are looking for a comparison to go by, INTERSTELLAR  is a deep space thriller and odyssey that is reminiscent of selective parts of the premise in the source material for several science fiction films, including THE PLANET OF THE APES, 2001 and GRAVITY.

The film is set in the not-too-distant future. INTERSTELLAR shows a global crisis where planet earth’s crops are being ravaged and destroyed by an uncontrollable blight. A space journey is undertaken to save humanity from its destructive excesses, and to find a new planet like earth to re-locate all seven billion human inhabitants of Earth, or to start again on a new earth utilising the thousands of fertilised human eggs carried on-board the spacecraft.

 

Matthew McConaughey plays the former NASA pilot who propels his space craft through a wormhole located near Saturn, that exits near a Black Hole located in another galaxy, with a team of explorers to travel to twelve possible earth-like planets in those galaxies, without the previous limitations of human space travel.

In many ways this thrilling movie features huge, coruscating kaleidoscopes of expansive vistas, that fill one with hope for the future of humanity. Nevertheless, I did  have some reservations. Nolan’s epic film needs to be severely re-edited,  as it is a minimum of fifty minutes too long, and is in dire need of having various long sequences, including the unnecessary lengthy melodrama about the absent father (Matthew McConaughey), shortened and tightened or removed.

I also had an issue with the same identical presentation problems, experienced at three different cinemas, with some of the film’s spoken sound quality being muffled and distorted by ambient sound. It was impossibly difficult to hear two essential dialogue sequences from both Matthew McConaughey and Michael Caine, and perhaps also not helped by the actors mumbling those very important words.

Highly Recommended.   INTERSTELLAR stars Oscar winning actors: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Wolf of Wall Street) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables, The Devil Wears Prada), together with the excellent supporting cast including Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist), Jessica Chastain (The Help, Mama), Topher Grace (Spiderman 3), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, The Italian Job), John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon.

OFLC Classification: rated M (Science fiction themes and violence)

Official Website: http://www.warnerbros.com/interstellar/


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