Today I saw Interstellar the new film by Christopher Nolan which centers on humanity that is on the brink of extinction and the only way to save humanity is to go through a wormhole and find other habitable planets for a new colony of humans. Interstellar is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine and Mackenzie Foy.
There are few positives to this film which are: the story is very good, the story progression is perfect, the acting is outstanding, the film is visually stunning, the film is very intriguing and has tense moments. To expand, I was really impressed from the quality of the story as it hooked me from the start and even through to the end; the plot is very interesting and I have heard people mention problems with the plot but I don't really agree with them as my experience was different. One thing that I knew as soon as I exited the cinema is that the film needs re-watching to understand fully, the plot is quite complex and I understood it watching it this time but seeing it again would make the film easier to understand and I'm pretty sure I'd pick up things I didn't spot this time. For a 3 hour film, the expectation is that it is going to be slow and drag but there is so much happening in the film that the length and pace that is set is perfect. Also the acting in the film is phenomenal and because of Matthew McConaughey's performance I felt attached to the characters in the film which made many of the sections of the film more tense and I was on the edge of my seat for large portions of the film; finally the visuals in this movie are breath-taking they are just gorgeous and makes the film worthwhile just from them, it is art.
On the side of negatives my only problem with the film was the final 45 minutes which I understood but got very trippy and odd, this means that I am unsure what to think of the end. Thankfully with rewatching it will mean I will get a clearer understanding of my impressions of this section.
Overall I thought Interstellar was a fantastic film with many interesting plot points and ideas which were very intriguing and because of this and the other reasons I have mentioned I rate this film: