FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Tonight, I finally saw the movie “Interstellar” which stars Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart), David Gyasi (The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas), Michael Cain (Inception, Austin Powers in Goldmember), Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty), Casey Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Ocean’s Eleven), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Shrek), Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity, The Departed), Topher Grace (The Double, That 70’s Show), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, Ernest & Celestine), Bill Irwin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas , Rachel Getting Married), Timothee Chalamet (Men Women and Children, Clown), and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty). This movie is set in the near future where Earth is growing inhabitable by the minute. There are dust storms that come every couple of hours and all the crops are dying out except corn. Cooper (McConaughey) is a farmer, an engineer, and the father of two kids: Murph (Foy) and Tom (Chalamet). He fears that his kids won’t be able to have a good life on Earth because of how bad it is getting. Because of this, he goes on a NASA mission to travel space and find a planet that is suitable for humanity. The only problem is…..time is much different in space.
This movie blew me away. The concept of it all was genius. It made you feel that it was a real situation and the way that the story played out was by far grand. It definitely makes you think and those are the movies that I enjoy the most. I will say though that this movie is sad. There were parts where my eyes got watery because of how emotional it got. The acting was amazing with Matthew McConaughey doing a spectacular performance. I was actually surprised when I saw Matt Damon in this movie as well as Topher Grace because I didn’t read anything about them being in there. How the characters are written are one of the key aspects of this movie. Especially the relationship with Cooper and his daughter Murph. Their bond feels genuine and it makes you want to see that they make it in the end. The special effects are some of the best that I have seen to date. I’ve read magazines and excerpts about this movie before going in and a lot of it was not CGI, but really good props. Like when they are in the space pod and are traveling, what you see outside the windows isn’t a CGI backdrop, but an actual background on the set. It looks very realistic when they go to different worlds and even the robots that help them look extremely real. I don’t usually comment on this, but I felt that I had to: the music. The soundtrack and sound that goes with this movie is exceptional. Hans Zimmer played it out so well! It would spike in places making you jump and it really plays out with what is going on. Like whenever they had lift off, the sound was loud and fierce, but whenever the ignition gave out and they casually floated to the space port, it got silent like it would in real life. Of course there were action scenes and those were great as well. There is one con that I found in this movie. It is that it did get slow in certain spots. This movie is almost three hours long and it shows. I recommend anyone to watch this movie for it is truly a masterpiece! FINAL SCORE: 95%= Juicy Popcorn
Here is the trailer: