Friday, November 7, 2014
Interstellar's visual beauty overshadows several key errors.
WARNING: Major Spoilers Ahead
Review by Matt CummingsIn Christopher Nolan's epic space adventure Interstellar, mankind is at the end of its life. Having polluted the Earth beyond its ability to recover, a disease called the Blight has ruined the world's crops one by one until corn is all that's left. For former astronaut Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), life as a farmer hasn't been without its setbacks, as the death of his wife has left him with teenagers Tom (Timothée Chalamet) and the bright Murph (Mackenzie Foy), who's recently been suspended for arguing that the Apollo moon missions were in fact real. Via a poltergeist-like event in their library - where books seem to fall off the shelves - Cooper is eventually drawn back to his old boss Professor Brand (Michael Caine), who tells him two unshakable facts: the Earth will end with Murph's generation, and Cooper is the only one who can save the human race. Via a newly-discovered wormhole (take your pick as to who put it there), Cooper and his team (including Anne Hathaway) journey to three potential planets, seeking the original astronauts who ventured out years before but who have not been heard from since. Along the way, Cooper and his colleagues will encounter unimaginable danger while humanity itself teeters on the edge of oblivion. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.