ByKatie Horak, writer at

Interstellar... Holy shitballs, this was a long ass movie. I have a love/hate (okay, maybe not hate, but maybe mildly annoying) relationship with this movie.

Here's why:

Let's start with the positive -

The visual effects of this movie were absolutely stunning! The CGI didn't seem like it was "cartoony". In fact, it wasn't as if I was watching CGI in front of me at all. There are a lot of movies out there that you can tell there's a green screen behind the actors throughout the entire movie (*cough* 300: Rise of an Empire *cough*) and this definitely wasn't one of them.

(now the negative) -

However... there was so much emphasis on the special effects and movie sets that the story was incredibly lacking...

Now hear me out... (err read me out)

The storyline itself was imaginative and took you on an emotional roller coaster between a man and his daughter, but despite the 2 1/2 hour length... it seemed rushed.

There's so much going on in this movie, that each character had it's own story, but there wasn't enough time to tell it.

So you sit on the edge of your chair almost the entire time and then when it's over, all you can say is "what the fuck?".

Not a bad "what the fuck?", but a "whoa... that shit just blew my mind so hard, I feel like I should owe someone money" kind. You're left with a shit-load of questions and you're trying to wrap your head around the idea of what Chris Nolan was TRYING to get across.

For fucks sake, there's an entire book written by Kip Thorne called "The Science of Interstellar", describing every detail of the movie that made us go "what the fuck?" in the first place.

*************************SPOILER ALERT!!!**************************

Okay... now let's talk about why I think this movie was lacking in character dialogue (of sorts).

There are several holes in the storyline that aren't explained and are (slightly) left to the imagination.

One part that kind of bugged me was how incredibly close "Gargantuan" the black hole was to our planet. Uhhh... I'm not a physicist, but aren't black holes supposed to rip planets to shreds if they're that close? ...but this is a movie, not reality, so pretend time is okay.

Another thing that pissed me off is how Murph could think that her father left her to die on earth??? If she was so fucking smart in the first place, why couldn't she figure that out?! Why the fuck would her father want to leave his son and daughter to die?? So he could *maybe* find another planet to populate?!

...that cry though.

One of the cryptic poems that keeps getting repeated throughout the movie;

"Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

To me, there seems to be another, underlying meaning to that poem.

When Cooper is ejected into the Tesseract, he's able to see himself (as what Brand calls "them") touch Brand's hand for the first handshake. This had already happened with Cooper both present for witnessing the handshake and being the invisible being that shook her hand. How is this possible? Well, as you may know, the Tesseract is a time paradox. I get that, but what if Nolan had another point he was trying to get across with that poem.

One we're missing entirely.

Do you remember Matt Damon's character, Dr. Mann. He mentions something along the lines of "you see your children's faces before you die" and that really resonated with me.

Why you ask?

(Don't worry baby birds, Momma will feed you...)

When Cooper ejects, he sees all the memories of him and his little girl... and then he "wakes up" and it's all a blinding white light in the hospital and he's able to see his daughter (somehow she's lived to be over a 120 years old... she must have good healthcare) one more time, before she tells him that Brand is at the other planet trying to repopulate the earth?

Do you still not understand what I mean?

HE'S DEAD! He either died when Dr. Dickhead broke his helmet or when he ejected into the Tesseract. Hence why everything is black and filled with memories in the Tesseract and when he's out, everything is blinding white.

Otherwise what's the point of the damn poem?


Only explanation I could come up with was he was dead and this is what he was experiencing.

Well there's my take on it. Hope you enjoyed.


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