Interstellar

Interstellar is one of those great movies I find too heavy to rewatch – it’s a Chris Nolan flick that shares a lot of similarities to Contact, such as the producer, Matthew McConaughey.

It’s a lengthy film with lots of developments, and takes time to set up quite a detailed setting on Earth – and that setting has an interesting pro-scientific-discovery message. The physics and astrophysical visualisations were supposedly realistic or plausible (that producer is also a physicist), and the harshness of relativity (where time passes at different speeds, and isolates travellers) is solemnly portrayed. There are lots of twists and little adventures, but some of the dialogue (in particularly a speech about “love”) is really weak.

It took a while to get used to the robots joking around, and I’m not sure if there was a problem with the sound but I found them hard to hear and understand at times.

(Vague-semi-spoiler)

In addition, Interstellar follows in the tradition of Contact and 2001 by having a trippy beyond-known-physics ending, which I’m ambivalent about. On the one hand it’s kind of happy, and connects with other events, but it’s also a bit Deus Ex Machina.

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