November 10, 2014

Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar (2014) - Movie Review
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Country: USA

Movie Review: In the science-fiction adventure, “Interstellar”, the brilliant filmmaker Christopher Nolan, teaming once again with his brother Jonathan on screenwriting, fails to match the breathtaking levels of his previous masterpieces. The film focuses on Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), an engineer-turned-farmer whose passion of flying leads him to go back to Nasa, and to a delicate mission into space, traveling through a wormhole located near the Saturn’s orbit to find new inhabitable planets for the threatened human specie. Sacrifices had to be done, and Cooper leaves his two children behind. His sharp-witted daughter, Murph (Jessica Chastain), in spite of heavily disappointed with her father for having abandoned her on the Earth, will be of extreme importance to solve the final equations of the puzzle. Cooper will create a strong bond with his fellow traveler, Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway), daughter of the mission’s mastermind. Each of the three hours of “Interstellar” is a different part, which doesn’t convey the same amount of satisfaction. The first part takes time to set off, the second was slightly thrilling, while the third one, exhibiting multi-dimensional layers brings “Inception” to our minds, even though in a completely different level. The visuals, more moderate than it’s habitual in this kind of movies, end up being effective, however the drama didn’t triumph. McConaughey and Hathaway’s performances were decent but we never found a good chemistry between them. Although more refined and crafted than other spatial expeditions, like “Oblivion” or “The Last Day on Mars”, I expected much more from “Interstellar”, an uneven film that turns out to be Nolan’s weakest so far.

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