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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Interstellar Review

Space travelers...
Interstellar Review – Oscar winners in one jam packed flick about humans trying to survive in a dying world.  
Wakey wakey!!! 
Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a former NASA test astronaut pilot and engineer turned farmer. Space exploration has been deemed too expensive to focus on farming since all the other type of food source can’t withstand a dusty wind. The only surviving crops are corn which is also in danger of being damaged as time passes by. Cooper tries to get by everyday with his kids, Tom and Murph one day accidently stumbles upon ‘message’ from ‘them’ while trying to explain to Murph (Mackenzie Foy) about the non-existent of ‘ghost’. Both father and daughter decipher the ‘message’ which brings them to a secret location. Little did they know that discovery will change their life forever. Cooper is recruited by Dr. Brand (Michael Caine) along with his daughter, Amelia (Anne Hathaway), Doyle (Wes Bentley) and Romilly (David Gyasi) to lead an expedition to scout for another planet to live. Cooper had no choice but to leave his family behind with no idea if he will make back alive from the voyage. The team ventures out and had to face numerous obstacles while also make a many sacrifices for the survival of the human race. Will their mission be successful  or are human race doomed?
Murph & Tom all grown up
Besides The Prestige, I’m not really a big fan of Nolan. His way of movie making doesn’t quite appeal to me but what made me want to catch this movie was the idea of leaving the planet and starting anew in another planet. With the current happening around the world, the natural disaster and what not, I was curious how he would tackle this issue. He didn’t disappoint my curiosity but I gotta admit it was a bit over the top for my liking. Those entire Black Hole, time lapse, theory of relativity, Murphy’s Law was a bit too much. I did however enjoy the music which was really grand and pretty much carried the movie for me. As for the cast…Nolan hired his usual favourite, Michael Caine with addition of Matthew, Anne and Jessica. Pretty much big names with big talent so no complain on the acting roles.  The space travelling visual was well crafted and one can almost feel what the explorers are going through when they travel in their space ship.

Can human start over again here? 
Overall it was a good picture albeit too long to watch after working hours. It’s better if one were to catch it and don’t have to work the next morning. I went for the preview which started at 9.30 pm and the movie ended half passed midnight. It kinda felt like I travelled through time myself.

P/s - Thank you Churp Churp for the #Churpremiere tickets! 

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