Five Reasons You’ll Love It - November 3, 2014

Interstellar - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Interstellar - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Director Christopher Nolan’s first feature since trilogy-closer The Dark Knight Rises is a science-fiction epic in which a team of explorers – led by Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper – travel beyond this galaxy in order to find a substitute for a slowly-dying Earth. We caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

Homage is paid to the classic sci-fi films of yesteryear...

2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters, The Right Stuff… It’s clear from the offset these were heavily influential on the construction of Interstellar, propelling Nolan to make a film in the same ilk of the science-fiction classics he watched as a child. While taking on ideas presented in these films, Interstellar goes beyond the realm of anything presented in blockbuster cinema before, but sci-fi geeks will love picking out the signposts...

 

The visuals will take your breath away…

Never before has the demand to see a film on the biggest screen possible been more compulsory. Nolan – alongside his new cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema who replaced his regular collaborator Wally Pfister – has created his most visually-striking film yet, realising entire new worlds which simply stun you into submission. No mean feat considering he directed Inception

 

It’s Christopher Nolan’s most personal film yet…

Made under the working title Flora’s Letter, Interstellar was co-written by Nolan’s brother Jonathan who originally drafted the character of Cooper’s daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) as a boy. With this father-daughter relationship at the centre of the film, the director switched the gender after noticing parallels between Cooper-Murph and the relationship with his own daughter, Flora. 

 

You’ll want to see it again and again…

An expansive journey fit with epic running time (169 minutes), Interstellar – inspired by the works of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne – is not afraid to tackle ideas which threaten to boggle even the most seasoned of cinemagoer. It is to Nolan’s credit how, despite this, his film continually holds your attention. In true Chris Nolan fashion, a repeat viewing is welcomed as much as it is essential.

 

There are plenty of surprises up its sleeve…

For those who were looking, Interstellar’s plot line remained vague and really only covers the film’s opening act. In a time where plot synopses and trailers give away a film’s selling point, Interstellar has played its cards extremely close to its chest, containing secrets galore. When combined with the awe-inspiring visuals, it’s clear that Interstellar has provided 2014 with the rarest of cinematic experiences.

 

Interstellar is released in cinemas on November 7th

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