Hey Moviepilot readers! The one other film I am really excited to see in The IMAX Experience besides The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. When I first heard Nolan was tackling this project I had no idea what it was besides it being about something cosmic. Then I quickly decided, if it’s Chris Nolan it’s going to be shot in IMAX and I will see it in IMAX. No excuses! From it’s production day to it’s first trailer getting released, I was so and still am so happy that I know nothing about the film. All I know is that I am seeing it 3 days early in 70MM IMAX, the real and only IMAX Experience, with being the first audience to see it on the west coast!
So now that we are a week away from the release date, here are some of the top online film websites that have already seen the film and who have given their early reviews. Check them out below!
"As visually and conceptually audacious as anything Nolan has yet done, the director’s ninth feature also proves more emotionally accessible than his coolly cerebral thrillers and Batman movies, touching on such eternal themes as the sacrifices parents make for their children (and vice versa) and the world we will leave for the next generation to inherit."
"Critical and public reaction will range across the horizon, from the mesmeric to outright rejection for arguably hokey contrivances. But it is certainly some kind of event, one that Paramount, domestically, and Warner Bros., overseas, will massively promote as a hoped-for must-see for audiences everywhere."
"After all the jaw-dropping cinematography and carefully-buffed CGI, in fact, “Interstellar” winds up fitting into a fairly narrow and deeply tired sub-genre alongside films like “Frequency,” “Contact,” and even “Field of Dreams”: Dad Issues from Dimension X. It’s impossible to not admire the technical achievements of “Interstellar,” but as Michael Bay and so much more modern moviegoing has proved, rapturous visuals can’t make up for a ruptured script. Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” spends hundreds of millions to take the audience on a journey to the farthest parts of the cosmos … so they can be told sentiments as close, and as cheap, as any of the offerings at your local Hallmark card retailer."
"McConaughey is everything to this movie. If you love this movie, chance are you love it because of the work that McConaughey does, and if you hate it, then I would have to imagine you aren’t buying what he’s selling. I think he’s reached that point in his career where he can’t make a false move onscreen. He believes it, so we believe it. He gives himself over to it 100%, and that sincerity is amazing. It reads as confidence and it reads as peace and it gives McConaughey that extra bit of aura that makes him so interesting to watch right now. Nolan takes full advantage of it, especially in the film’s home stretch."
"‘Interstellar’ is a good movie that so desperately wants to be important. That sentence is going to read as churlish, but I do admire ‘Interstellar’ for at least attempting to be something that’s not dumb. There are already too many dumb things we are subjected to on a daily basis. And ‘Interstellar’ is ambitious, even though there are a lot of head-scratching scenes. Yet, there we still are, spinning out of control with the reality that Nolan has created – and it’s only when we stop spinning, when we look at it from afar, that we kind of realize how absurd it all was … even though it leaves us craving a little more."
So there you have it folks! Personally I’m looking forward to McConaughey and the rest of the stellar casts performances. I’m dying to see it in the 70MM IMAX on the true IMAX screen. The last film I saw in that full IMAX Film scale was The Dark Knight Rises and it was beautiful, even though Transformers: Age of Extinction in IMAX Digital 3D with the same full screen as IMAX Film was beautiful as well. It truly shows the beauty of the different technologies that are used to make the stories we want to see come to life on the big screen. Look forward to my review of Interstellar really soon!
Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothee Chalamet, and Matt Damon.
See Interstellar in 70MM IMAX, 70MM Film, 35MM Film, 4K Digital, and standard theaters.
I would like to know, what are you guys looking forward to Interstellar? If so, what are you most excited to experience in the film? Are you going to take the advantage to the format and see it 70MM IMAX? Whatever your thoughts are; comment below, let me know!