Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

My mind is blown by Interstellar!

If you don't know what Interstellar is about, the movie follows a single dad, Cooper, who takes on an underground NASA mission to try to find a new world sustainable for human life by traveling through a black hole. There is a lot more to this story, including another plot in entirety back on Earth where Cooper's daughter, Murph, is trying to solve the equation for gravity so that humans can live on their own simulated planet.

Interstellar is a very intricate movie with a ton of more sub plots than just the two I mentioned above. After I finished watching the film, I wanted to re-watch it so that I could fully grasp what I just watched. Since it was my first ever time watching it, I know I missed a lot of stuff. However, this is what I really liked about the film! It does toe the line of too confusing, but I still liked it.
Knowing that there is even more for me to experience every time I watch the movie makes me anticipate the next time I see it even more.

The storyline of this movie was spot on! It was the perfect blend of both science and fiction. In a very long time from now, this could happen, and we might have to relocate somewhere else to live. The acting by the whole cast, but especially Matthew McConaughey who played Cooper, was spot on! It was really hard for me not to cry several times throughout the movie, and I definitely would have if I weren't in public. There are some certain scenes that are so powerful and I felt exactly what the characters were feeling. For instance, when a certain massive betrayal occurs in the movie, I was shocked and angry just like the cast of characters were.

The movie made me sit on the edge of my seat, anxious to see what happened next. Insterstellar has a plethora of thrilling near death scenes that captured me into the story. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there were some truly mesmerizing and beautiful scenes that transported me to the worlds that Cooper and his partner, Brand, were on. The movie as a whole is visually stunning and even if the acting was bad or the plot only half way good, I would still recommend the movie. The film really makes you see the world in a different light. Earth is only one planet in one solar system for one star in one galaxy, while there are more galaxies than we could count with billions of stars found in each.

The last 45 minutes or so of the movie are downright amazing. It is mind boggling to still think about what happened, but it was excellent! It was an outstanding turn of events and one of the main reasons why I want to watch the movie again. In short, I do recommend this movie. It is hard to grasp at times and I feel like in order to understand everything, you have to watch it multiple times. The acting and plot is excellent and there are twists and turns throughout the film that will keep you on the edge on your seat. 

With that, I give this book 

4.1 Out of 5 Stars!


  1. Bahh I still need to watch this one! I'm so behind the times :P

    1. Haha, it's totally fine! To be quite honest, I have no idea when I would have watched this if it weren't for sci-fi month and the fact that my astronomy class was showing it so we didn't have to do work before Thanksgiving! :D

  2. I'm so glad you liked it too! This movie just blew my mind and I couldn't stop thinking about it after I had watched it! Since I watched it at home, I let myself break down into tears so many times - so many powerful scenes! The pictures of space and how realistic they made it all look turned out to be just plain gorgeous!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I agree with everything you said! I think they pictured space and the great unknown perfectly! I definitely think that by the time I watch the movie at home, I am going to sob! Watching Cooper say goodbye to his kids, oh my god it got to me. Then the scene where Cooper watches the videos saved in the 23 years that passed....I have no idea how I kept it together! Matthew McConaughey was so good in that scene! I'm happy that you liked it! :)

      Genni@ Ready, Set, Read!