‘We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.’
Interstellar. Ohhhhh Interstellar, I watched you 3 days ago and you still have me feeling some kind of way.
Here goes, a review which will do the film no justice, so please kindly lower all expectations and keep your hands and feet firmly inside the vehicle at all times. Thank you.
Without giving away any spoilers; ‘Interstellar’ is set in a world in which mankind – yes, that mankind – is slowly running out of food, a condition which will inevitably lead to their starvation followed by extinction. Due to the fact that the only produce showing the slightest bit of promise at the moment is Corn, the average person is deeply encouraged to abandon whatever hopes and dreams they may have in life, to help grow this product, something which not all are happy about (hence the quote at the top). As the hours, minutes and days on the human life-clock tick by, there is seemingly only one other alternative for survival, another home for the Human race, thus giving birth to the movie as well as this cool quote:
‘Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.’
What I looooved most about Interstellar, you know, aside from the epic Hans Zimmer scores, beautiful imagery and tear-jerking acting, was the fact that it made me.. ME.. feel smart!
Strutting in with 5% of my GCSE Physics knowledge intact, I had no right to follow any of it!.. But when Romilly the scientist (didn’t need to use IMDb at all there..) asked me ‘What is a circle in 3 dimensions?’ Well by george you know I screamed the answer to him right there in my head!! What a moment. Take that Year 8 physics report!!
My new-found love for Quantum Mechanics didn’t end there either – Oh no it did not! As soon as I got home I went straight to my brother, smug with the air of someone in the know, and I hit him with it.
‘Bruh (because I’m ghetto), guess what. Time……….. is relative.’
Cue the background explosions whilst I slowly wear some raybans and take a victory sip of coffee.
‘What does that mean???’ – The response which crushed everything I had prepared on the bus ride home.
‘Ummmmmmm you knowwwwww relative!….. Gravity… and shit.’
Ok so maybe Interstellar didn’t quite make an astrophysicist out of me, not that it set out to, but it got dangerously close I must say.
Although I have indeed digressed ever so slightly, to come back on track, there is just so much that this film offers to its viewers! From the surprisingly emotional father-daughter relationships to the beautiful cinematography portraying the vastness of the universe around us. All for a fiver.
Most importantly though, the movie also piqued a curiosity within me. It caused me to ponder on the possibilities offered by outer space. It made me stop scanning the pavements for dog muck whilst I travel and instead, lifted my gaze to the stars, a decision I instantly regretted.
And If that doesn’t persuade you enough to watch the movie then I have only two words for you: Matthew McConaughey.
As a final thought I must say that Interstellar was more than just a brilliant movie. It was an experience. Depending on when you read this post, I would also suggest viewing it in the cinemas as opposed to DVD or a dodgy 240p pirate copy. Mind you, seeing as though it’s been out for so long already, those may be the only options left. Good luck to you in that case!
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