Monday, 28 September 2015

Film Review | Interstellar

 Watching this one a little bit too late, but after finding it absolutely incredible, I knew immediately I would be sharing it on the blog, JUST INCASE one of you hasn't seen it yet - because you really really must. It is a truly fantastic film, despite being one I never thought I'd watch, and it made me think alot as well as literally being speechless afterwards because it was that good.


I have to admit, I was a bit anxious to watch this film as it was made by the same people who made Inception (which I just did not get at all when I was younger and haven't watched since!). I thought I wouldn't understand it, and although there were times I had to pause and ask a few questions, on the whole it did make sense! I actually ended up really enjoying it.

The story is about a man, who used to be a pilot but has had to become a farmer due to food shortages on earth. His wife has died but he lives with his father in law, and two children - Tom and Murph. A couple of odd things begin happening - Murph believes there is a ghost in her room when books begin to fall from her shelf. Where they live there is frequently dust storms, and one day there is a really bad one. Murph has forgotten to shut her window, and the dust is gathering in a specific way.

Now if I explain much further, I will ruin the story for you if you haven't seen it, but basically Cooper is invited to fly the spaceship for a NASA trip. NASA know that earth won't be much longer and they have gone to search for another planet for people on earth to settle down on. There is both a plan A (find a way to launch a ship with everyone on earth on it to the new planet) and a plan B (to start a colony using fertilized frozen eggs and the team members on board). NASA had previously sent some people up to explore the worlds initially and they had been sending date back to try and work out which planet was the best. The second trip, which includes Cooper, are going to scope the most promising ones out.

Basically, this film is incredible. The actors and actresses were all fantastic, and very well cast too - I can't believe how similar young and older Murph are - it's madness how good the casting was. I was drawn into the film quickly, and I didn't even notice that it was nearly three hours long. I really enjoy learning more about the characters, and was very focused on the storyline - I wanted to know what was going to happen and whether they would end up solving the problem that they were facing.

This film also really made me think. What would we do if it happened when we were alive? Not only would we be oblivious but we might end up having to trust the unknown, and end up venturing off planet earth. I really don't know how easy that would be to accept for many. Would everyone come? Or would some people decide to stay on earth because its what they have known and they would rather die there - would families be separated or would we be organised to ensure that everyone stayed together? It's such a crazy scenario but one that is also pretty interesting to even consider! I was left with a lot of different thoughts.

Another key focus of the film was that of time. It was pretty cool when they spoke about relativity, but also pretty sad too because you knew that Cooper would be missing out on more of his children's lives (watch the film to understand this bit, you won't regret it!). What really got me though about this was that even without relativity, time passes so quickly.

Have you seen Interstellar? What did you think of it?


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  1. Oo I haven't seen this film yet! Definitely need to add it to the list!

    Laura xx
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    1. I would really recommend it, it was a great film! XXX

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