Interstellar

Interstellar

DVD - 2015
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With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

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LESeymour
Mar 14, 2021

I guess you know something isn't the best thing Matthew and Anne put out when you get it again, thinking you haven't seen it, and then recognize a scene. I have a memory like an elephant except for films that make me go on mental snooze!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 13, 2021

Interstellar is a blend of Nolan's terrific storytelling and top-class filmmaking, and you don't need me to tell you that the result is pure cinematic pleasure. Nolan loves the joy of making high-concept films, and he carries that forward to this film as well. The premise is reworking of familiar sci-fi tropes to suit Nolan’s larger visions, but Interstellar is certainly a writing achievement. The setting is immersive and well-established, which is perhaps a result of the phenomenal cinematography and wonderful music. Each character finds a place in the narrative, which is gripping from the word-go. You never lose sight of anyone or question their existence. The screenplay is tight, and the editor does a solid job of handling all the ideas at bay. Nolan loves to thrill, and it’s to his credit that he does that impeccably here. Every plot point thrills and is important, largely due to how unique it may be. There’s lots of evident research here, and it’s fun to see how it’s tied in without making it a science lecture. The film could’ve maintained a more consistent level of energy, and the sound design isn’t entirely pleasing as it doesn’t allow us to fully understand the dialogue. However, Interstellar certainly deserves a watch, as it’s a fully gripping, unique and entertaining experience. Rating=4/5
@SSGDP of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The movie Interstellar is a movie to watch! This sci-fi movie is filled with unbelievable twists and amazing concepts such as using wormholes to travel throughout the universe and even entering a black hole! With the earth beginning to become inhabitable, the protagonist, Cooper, and his team travel to deep space in order to find a new home for humans. After watching the movie, I was mesmerized by seeing how small humans are compared to the universe, but how big our ideas are! I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone, especially those who are interested in space, science-fiction, and dystopia. 5/5 stars
@Ash_Grey of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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BBRUTTIG
Dec 29, 2020

Very good ScFi. U MAY have to watch it a second time to understand it. Thought provoking. I liked it. Can be a little confusing at times that s why I suggest watching it at least 2 times.

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Tony_Jeffers
Dec 11, 2020

There are so many movies and novels and short stories in Science Fiction where the aliens have come to save us. From the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" "Childhood's End" to this movie. Oh we always have to do our part and in this movie they don't make it easy that's for certain. I'd love to see a movie where the human race saves itself without the help of aliens or Messias; because that's the only way it is really going to happen. No one is coming to save us. It's up to us.
I loved Cooper Station. Though it would cost so many trillions of dollars to build something like it I doubt it will ever be done.

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EvanSchoenfeld
Dec 11, 2020

It is troubling to imagine 8 billion-plus starving to death, but we could arrange some war to prevent that. That these billions are loath to try to stop the process, half of them industrializing and the other half busy snicking down rain forests, that’s clear. The unresolved prospect is between extinction or a small remnant of survivors; which to look for depends on what the world resembles when the warming stops, if it stops. If you correctly interpret what information reaches your awareness you’ll know that the happy ending in ‘Interstellar’ isn’t going to happen. Fortunately the issue is not whether the film holds up as prognostics, but as entertainment. I marked it down for mushmouthing some dialog into unintelligibility; then again maybe it leaned too hard on ‘2001’ in spots. It worked well enough to make me forget for the moment that the carbon of the forests of the world is rising skyward as greenhouse gas/smoke; it’s nice not to think about it sometimes. But you too will occasionally have to face reality, if you want to rank among the last brutish holdouts murdering each other over the last scraps of food. Did I just say that?

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Greta1andlucy2
Nov 12, 2020

There's too much confusion here... maybe an interesting premise, but jumps around too much
without enough explanation. Seems to be a characteristic of Chris Nolan's films. Don't waste your time.

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ChrisPagels
Oct 15, 2020

INTERSTELLAR starts with long dreary scenes of the (unexplained) blight killing Earth, leavened only by the young Murph. Later on we get decent exploration scenes, but all with the same slow, dour, slightly sterile feel of the film's obvious model, 2001. Plus of course that cowboy ethic. One lone (white, American) man must save us.
Bad physics--viable planets THAT near an event horizon? And they couldn't climb around a gravity well that steep with primitive rockets. And if they WERE in that deep, they'd already have lost years; dilation doesn't start abruptly inside a chalk line. (Heinlein's old premise--a long near-lightpseed exploration cruise separating twins--was a far more plausible way to dramatize the human consequences of relativity.)
The plot's full of holes, too. Coop rushes off at end to Save His Girl, when Murph's antigravity equations mean Earth folks would've rescued Brand and built a colony decades ago. Oh, and while we're at it, why didn't the wormhole-builders giving Terrans a free ticket out of the solar system also put a little beacon by the viable planet? "Millions for wormholes, but not one cent for buoys." (Because buoys don't like science fiction? Sorry.)
In short: all is rigged to tearjerk us. “Cloud Atlas” was caustic, pessimistic (how many cannibals do YOU know?) but way better. “Arrival” has some parallels with “Interstellar”, but is quite logical—it's emotional pain isn't cheap sentiment. Guardians of the Galaxy was trashy, but just plain fun.
If you gotta see bad science, at least see intentionally bad science. With cloud atlases or linguists or raccoons.

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10000mefest
Sep 30, 2020

I really liked this movie. It stars Michael McConaughey and it had a lot of quantum type elements in it regarding time, space, black holes, etc. Though the concepts may not have been presented exactly accurately, I think this film does a good job of weaving these concepts into an entertaining and moving movie. This is the kind of movie you may think about for days after watching it.

sjpl_javier Mar 25, 2020

One of the Longest movies I've ever watched but also very captivating. I loved everything about it. Everything in this movie was done with science as a backbone, the sci-fi and planets looked amazing, the acting was great, the unexplained-by-science 4th (and higher) dimensional stuff was interesting and the Epilogue has the world waiting for a sequel.

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msoly
Dec 29, 2019

Waste of talent. Waste of my time watching. I love science fiction but this movie should not even be considered science fiction. Religious fantasy is more like it. The ending especially was unbelievable.

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reginator_22
Sep 03, 2019

Brand: Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space.

White_Raven_42 Jun 09, 2016

" That's not possible." " No, its necessary."

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HandyFellow
Jun 28, 2015

Matthew (every movie he's ever been in): "Awright, awright, awright."

Laura_X Apr 13, 2015

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.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2015

From IMDb:

Doyle: You can't just think about your family. You have to think bigger than that.
Cooper: I'm thinking about my family and millions of other families.

Doyle: We have a mission.
Cooper: Our mission does not work if the people on Earth are dead by the time we pull it off.

Brand: You might have to decide between seeing your children again and the future of the human race.

Cooper: Once you're a parent, you're the ghost of your children's future.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2015

Cooper: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

Big_Dog_4293 Nov 18, 2014

"We have a mission!"
"Our mission does not work if all the people on Earth are dead before we pull it off!"

Big_Dog_4293 Nov 14, 2014

"See you on the other side Cooper."

Big_Dog_4293 Nov 14, 2014

"We must confront the reality that nothing in out solar system can help us."

Big_Dog_4293 Nov 14, 2014

"I love you forever."

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LoganEva
Jan 18, 2021

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The movie focuses on the passing of time. Sometimes this can be sad and even frightening, as a daughter grows older than her father.

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LoganEva
Jan 18, 2021

Coarse Language: one use of f**k; a few uses of s**t

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reginator_22
Sep 03, 2019

Other: Fight scene; no blood however

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LoganEva
Feb 12, 2021

As the earth dies, astronauts are sent into space to explore other worlds for the human race.

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