Review | Interstellar

Review 2014 by RD Clark



Written by: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, V, Matt Damon, Michael Caine
Complete cast is here

Rated PG-13
Running time: 169 Mins

In a pre-apocalytic future, an ex-pilot/engineer is tasked with leading an expedition through a wormhole in another galaxy, to find a planet that will support a second chance for humanity.

If you’re expecting some grand science fiction here, you’ll be a bit disappointed. This movie is actually about the time travelling, trans-dimensional powers of love, thrown into a confused meta-babble of trashy tech talk, a lot of which is plain wrong; they really mangled Newton’s 3rd law. Repeatedly. There was actually one point in the movie where I was squirming in my seat, because, well, I won’t spoil it, but I’ll bet you recognize it when you see it.

On the other hand, the peformances were awesome, especially Mackenzie Foy. The scenery was top notch and it was always a pleasure to watch the principals perform.

I would save this one for a matinee; it is not a must-see by any means. There is a little foul language, but nothing your kind hasn’t heard from you on occasion. No post credit scenes, so worm on out when they roll.

Flytrap rating: 6.5/10

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