Review of Christopher Nolan’s space epic, Interstellar (2014), starring Matthew McConnaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Matt Damon.
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When cinematic pioneer, Christopher Nolan, releases a new film exploring mankind’s attempt to preserve it’s existence beyond Earth, you know straight away that’s it’s going to push the boundaries of human understanding and inevitably blow out minds.
Interstellar is set in the near future – Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate that has left everything covered in thick layers of dust and dirt. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen their lifespan.
A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage, into the unknown. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), the pilot of the Endurance, is faced with the toughest of decisions – spend whatever times is left with his children or gamble on a slim theory that may just ensure the future of the human race.
Interstellar is a remarkable, thought-provoking, and chilling look at what mankind may be faced with in the future, if our planet were no longer able to sustain life. With an incrediblely talented, all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine to name just a few, Christopher Nolan has created a beautifully complex cinematic gem that brings the universe to life like never before.
The Nolan brothers are a truly formidable storytelling force that enjoy pushing the boundaries of human understanding, and Interstellar is perhaps their Pièce de résistance that is almost certainly set to go down as one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time.