Interstellar

Posted on November 8, 2014

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Interstellar – The Earth is overpopulated, dust storms are wreaking havoc and a food shortage is imminent. Former astronaut “Coop” (Matthew McConaughey) lives on his family’s farm with daughter Murphy (MacKenzie Fay, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn), son Tom (Timothee Chalamet, Casey Affleck), and dad (John Lithgow). Coop is selected to go into the galaxy in search of an alternate planet. He and fellow space travelers Romily, Doyle, Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway), and TARS, a pretty cool robot, are tasked to find the world a new home. Michael Caine (Dr. Brand) is mastermind of the trip.

It’s a race against time since time in space moves a lot slower than it does on Earth. The inter-galactic special effects are nothing short of awesome. Really. There’s a super big wave that’d knock Duke Kahanamoku on his butt. There’s a lot of scientific information here – quantum physics, theory of relativity, string theory, worm holes, gravity, binary code. We find out that gravity can cross dimensions, whatever that means. It seems though that what ties it all together is love. Maybe that’s the Fifth Dimension?

Matt Damon is a crazed scientist, Dr. Mann. There’s heavy breathing a la Bullock in Gravity but overall it’s a lot better movie. It is close to 30 minutes longer than the average two hours. On the other hand, you get to see more of the Double M’s handsome face in that 30 minutes. Do the math.

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