Christopher Nolan

How did we get here? (Ignorance is a blessing)

You know how in movies and TV shows they sometimes show a situation that will happen in the future (or the present, depends on how you look at it) and then take us back to explain how the events unfolded in order to end up in that specific situation? Well that way of telling a story, even though it might be executed to perfection, takes something away from the enjoyment, or even some of the appeal.

Let me break it down.  When we are watching any story develop before our eyes, we are interested in seeing both what will happen and how.  Now if we already know where the story will end up; well then we miss out on one of the elements that makes the plot intriguing and enthralling to follow, even if it’s not the finale, it’s still an end point.

Don’t get me wrong I know that we still get to see all the events that take place up to the moment which we have already witnessed and we still get to enjoy the journey, but it is just a bit less absorbing.  It is as if part of it has been spoiled by the filmmakers allowing us to take a peek into the future.

Can’t we be left in the dark? Just once. Please! 

Movie Review-Interstellar

This is more of a praise rather than a review, it was that good. I have watched it three times and its epic scope is best grasped in IMAX and the reason for that was that it was shot in anamoprhic 35mm and IMAX 70mm photography to fully immerse the audience in this space adventure. The story by Jonathan and Christopher was breathtaking, Nolan’s great directing complemented the film, the visual effects which were simply breathtaking, with mostly use of practical effects without no green screens and minor use of CGI, and wonderful sound mixing & editing. All that accompanied by amazing score by the always reliable and remarkable Hans Zimmer.

It is almost as if it’s two separate movies squeezed in one, both with the same central principle but so different in setting and I loved both equally as much.  It might be an epic adventure, with black holes, space exploration, extra dimensions, but at its core it’s so , so intimate.  And maybe I am too romantic but that is what the movie is about, love and affection.

I am not an expert but the apparent scientific inaccuracies do not take anything away from the film. Some people might argue that they spoil the movie, however anyone who slates it because of those scenes that bend the rules of physics are being hypocritical or they do not like 99% of the movies that come out every year.  There was only one point that I can make that was inferior to the rest of the movie and that is Anne Hathaway’s acting.  It was probably her worst performance I have ever seen and I cannot figure out why, it just felt as if she didn’t manage to capture the essence of her character (credit to her though, she brings her A-game in the most important scene).

If you haven’t watched it already, then do so as soon as possible.  If you do not love it you will at least enjoy it. 

9.5/10