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Interstellar (2014)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Genre: Sci-Fi

Premise: Earth is dying and humanity is in danger of becoming extinct...A mysterious wormhole then appears in the solar system. It leads to another galaxy where 10 humans have each been sent to explore 10 different planets. Are they still alive? Did they find a habitable planet for humans to colonize? Finally another team of explorers travels to find the answers.

: I went into this film with a bad attitude! I don't like most CG sci-fi that Hollywood churns out these days. And as this was written and directed by
Christopher Nolan who also gave us The Dark Knight Batman films....I expected an action story aimed at teens, with lots of gee-whiz CG special effects and in your face action every 12.5 seconds. I was wrong! This is a serious film that is a contender to carry the torch of 2001 A Space Odyssey.

I was impressed with the sensitivity of the story material in this film, it had a humanistic quality to it. Which is rare for sci-fi these days. The Nolan brothers take great care in grounding this film in reality....the corn fields of Kansas. First and foremost this is about family love and sacrifice. The sci-fi parts of the film were the kind that makes you think what if? It's more cerebral than action. All of the actors were superb. The film looks great too. Yes it's almost 3 hours long but those hours go fast as the film is engrossing. I'm happy I decided to watch this one.