Film Review: Interstellar


This blog post has been a long time coming but I'm finally getting around to it and I'm really excited to talk about it! I went to see Interstellar with my dad on Saturday (29th Nov),  and the film actually
came out on the 7th, so by the time we were going to see it, there were already tons of reviews and spoilers out. I did my best not to read any because I didn't want to know what happens and I always prefer to read the reviews after I've seen the film anyway. However, I did see a few news headlines where people were complaining about the dialogue being too quiet and the film was getting bad reviews because it wasn't living up to it's hype, it's overrated etc. I still really wanted to see the film anyway but as we were going into the cinema, I felt like I was prepared to be disappointed. I didn't know what to expect going in but it definitely wasn't that! I thought it was amazing! It's definitely an IMAX film because the scale of it is just insane. I was blown away by Gravity when I saw that but I think this is so much better! Obviously, they're both 2 different films, they're both in space but the stories are completely different, and the story in Interstellar is so powerful. I think the problem with big films like this is that, because it's Christopher Nolan and he's an amazing director, there's so much hype around 'the next big film', people will deliberately try and find negative things to pick out as if to prove that it's not so perfect. Anyway, I can't stress how much I loved the film! The story just had me hooked all the way through, there were times when I was literally sitting up at the edge of my seat, and there was a part that made me jump so much I literally jumped back in my seat!

Aside from all of the excitement in the film, the most important part was obviously the story, which follows Matthew McConaughey's who plays a dad, called Cooper, of 2 kids , Murph and Tom, living on a farm, which is soon to be uninhabitable. Cooper, a retired astronaut who now works on a farm, is given the opportunity to travel through a wormhole to find a new planet for the human race. This is where the film gets, what can only be described as, Christopher Nolan-y, and if you've seen Inception then you'll know what I mean! There's a lot of jumping between different times, different realities etc.. It's also a bit Doctor Who-y too so I had a lot of fun watching it! There were also some quite sad scenes too, it is a serious film so although it does have the action and the tense moments, it does have some genuinely sad moments.

Finally, it wouldn't be a Christopher Nolan film without a lot of confusion. He really likes to make people think in his films, and I spent at least the last hour of the film feeling pretty convinced on a certain theory of what was going to happen, but obviously I was completely wrong! Considering I didn't have high hopes going into the film, I can honestly say it's one of the best films to end the year with! (Although I am going to see The Hobbit next week..).



Here's the trailer if you haven't seen the film!


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Have you seen Interstellar? Did it live up to your expectations? I'd love to hear what you thought! Thanks for reading!
♡ Katya