One thing I have loved these last years is one many Science Fiction movies we’ve been getting. This is pretty exciting to me as it is my favorite genre, even when I enjoy many different ones. I was hoping to enjoy Interstellar, but I had some doubts. While Christopher Nolan is the director who made me like Batman (though The Dark Knight is still the one I liked least), I didn’t like Anne Hathaway in the third movie at all, and I normally like her. I had also liked Matthew McConnaughey in a couple movies, but I wasn’t sure about his performance in Interstellar.
Yet, I wanted to see it and got to do this end of 2014. What an experience! This movie blew me away and I didn’t see the almost three hours go by! I was quite shaken at the end of the story (which finished “better” and on a happier note than I had thought it would at some point).
This is my favorite Nolan movie and I can’t wait to see it again (and to write papers about it and to vid it!) when it comes out on DVD. The cast was impeccable and there were amazing visuals and wonderful character moments. I was thrilled to see Michael Caine again and Jessica Chastain was also wonderful. One thing I found particularly engaging in the movie were the robots. I loved how the story played on intertextuality and how one almost expect them to be the betraying ones, when in the end betrayal comes from human kind. I couldn’t help being reminded of both HAL in 2001, A Space Odyssey and of course the robots in Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running.
Watching fifty years of Science Fiction on screen acknowledged, paid tributes to was beautiful, especially as Nolan managed to keep Interstellar its own object, giving his movie a unique place in all this genre’s landscape.