Cooper is a former NASA pilot turned farmer in an Earth where resources are dwindling at a rapid pace. Dust storms have replaced rain, and epidemics have infected crops. Survival on Earth is becoming impossible.
When Cooper comes upon the coordinates of an underground base that turns out to be NASA's, he is presented with the opportunity to help his species from becoming extinct. The catch, of course, is to travel to Saturn's vicinity, with a team of fellow scientists, to traverse a wormhole that may make intergalactic travel a reality.
Interstellar is filmed in the tradition of Gravity and Europa Report and takes us on a VIP tour through the accomplishments and challenges of modern physics as Christopher Nolan has conditioned us to expect from him. He directed, co-wrote and co-produced this film.
Interstellar is not merely the survival saga of Gravity, or the pioneering trip to a potentially life-harboring satellite as in Europa Report. It is both, yet much more. In a similar narrative format to Inception, we get an interactive experience about wormholes, extra dimensions in space, warped time, and the Twin Paradox. The challenges of theories yet to be proved, are breeding ground for the unfolding and (why not?) a somewhat sentimental conclusion to the film.
A star-studded cast, aided by great photography, outstanding special effects, and atmospheric musical score that greatly enhances the tension of the movie, contribute to its general appeal.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, John Lithgow as Donald (Cooper's father), Michael Caine (a veteran of Nolan's films) as Dr. Brand (father), Anne Hathaway--another one of Nolan's previous collaborators-- as Dr. Brand (daughter), Jessica Chastain as Murphy Cooper (Cooper's adult daughter), Casey Affleck as Tom Cooper (Cooper's adult son), Mackenzie Foy--of the Breaking Dawn, part II fame--as child Murphy Cooper, and Matt Damon as Dr. Mann.
Have you seen Interstellar? What did you think of the film? How does it compare to other Christopher Nolan’s films or latest films in its genre?