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Interstellar movie review

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Guys, I have just passed through a great experience. I hadn’t heard the best things from early reviews I had seen of this movie. I had heard that this film was a good visual experience, but that it apparently lacked a lot of heart and apparently just didn’t make the emotional impact it needed.

Maybe I had set my expectations a little low when I came into this movie but to be honest, I really just don’t see it. And in my opinion, Interstellar is possibly the best movie I’ve seen all year. It’s probably not for everyone, and yes, you could make the argument that this is a bit of an emotionally distant movie; but I just can’t shake the feeling of awe that this movie has left me with. This is a pretty hard movie to review since I really don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m going to try and keep this review short.

Firstly, this has probably some of the most mind-boggling and grand imagery I’ve seen in a movie since “2001: A Space Odyssey”, (this won’t be the last time you hear people make comparisons between these two movies) especially when you consider the fact that, like 2001, as little CGI was used as possible. This is truly a visual experience like no other, and if it was able to astound me in the normal theater format, I can’t imagine what it’s like in IMAX.

Do I really need to tell you that the performances are great? Well probably not, but I feel like a lot of that heart that some people may find missing from the movie can be found in these performances. They’re sincere, powerful, and most likely Oscar-worthy. There is a surprise character who comes in about 3/4’s of the way in who I won’t DARE spoil. Just keep an eye out for him, and don’t you dare check any casting lists. It’s definitely a surprise worth waiting for.

What I find most impressive about the film is just how they are able to juggle so many complex theme’s and huge ideas about time, space, love, fear, etc. and be able to tie them all together with almost no hitches. Almost. I have a feeling you will have to suspend your belief quite a bit for some parts of the movie, but hey, these kinds of movies usually do require that.

This movies script isn’t really the most realistic, (I have a feeling the characters would be feeling a lot more fear no matter how brave they are) it has a kind of poetic grandness to it that I find admirable.

What may be a major factor for a lot of peoples feelings about the movie is the ending. A lot of people don’t really seem to think that the ending has as much impact as it needs. But for me personally, I actually think the ending is kind of, well, perfect. For the kind of movie that Christopher Nolan is making that is.

Interstellar is a movie (like this years Amazing Spider-man 2) that I have a feeling worked more for me than it will for other people, but I really can’t stress how much you should just check the movie out for yourself. If nothing else, this movie gripped me in a way few other movies did this year have. It’s a sprawling epic that shouldn’t be missed and deserves to be discussed. Check it out and decide for yourself. As for me, I loved it.

Movie Rating:

The Media Fire gives this movie 9.7/10

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