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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Interstellar : A Retrospection

  • Initial release: November 4, 2014 (London)
    Director: Christopher Nolan
    Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
  • Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, etc.
  • My Ratings : 4.7/5   5/5

  • They make movies so larger than life, and then they throw us back into reality, leaving us wondering about it all that happened in just a span of a little less than three wee hours.

    Watching Interstellar was more than just fun - it was thought-provoking, and for an emotional fool like me, it was emotions-provoking too.

    A story well-thought-of, a movie well-made.

    The 169 minutes I spent watching it made me awe at the immensity of everything.

    There are times when I think that the human race just screwed it all up by inventing money and making us all so materialistic about trying to achieve something great in this illusion called life. But there are times like this when we realize there's more in the world than just a mere life to live; there's just so much to explore, and some people are doing it almost everyday.

    There's so much sacrifice involved for those who have pursued to explore the world outside of the sphere we live in. And there is, involved, a lot of curiosity, too.

    It's really something to ponder upon that there is a space where time doesn't fly as swiftly as it does on earth. There might be a wormhole where time is not linear. And even if the wormhole is nothing but just a literary device, there indeed exists places where things are not the same as we experience them here on Earth.

    These are the times when I just look with pity at my life that's going to end without knowing the realities of the other worlds. And these are the times that I marvel at the capabilities of the human mind when they can think of such stories and make such movies. And I marvel more at the minds who work day in and day out, in real, to search for the truths the Universe is veiling us from.

    A movie that questioned not only my existence and the existence of other dimensions and worlds undiscovered, but also my feelings as I cried when the lead actors did at the thought of not seeing their families again.

    A great movie indeed. And I believe that the movies that leave you crying or spellbound are worth cherishing for the rest of your life. Interstellar stands to be one of those movies that leave a mark on you.

    [P.S. I could give it a rating of 5/5 but I took back 0.3 since it was but difficult to realize the fact that Teenager Murph understood that it was no one but her Dad sending her signals by looking at the code on her watch. Okay, on second thought, only she and her Dad knew about the watch so may be it's plausible. Fine, I rate it back to 5/5. :-P . Any movie that goes on my favourites' list deserves 5/5. I am not an unbiased critic :-P ]

    [P.P.S. Anne Hathaway, I love you :-D]