interstellar

Interstellar – For me, probably the greatest movie ever made.


I love this film.

Actually, i don’t think that’s a strong enough reaction for how i feel about this film. For me, this is the platinum standard that all others are measured against for me.

Now my partner in crime, rachcallie, isn’t know for being the biggest fan of Mathew McConaughey (MM) so im pretty much going alone here with this perhaps.

Created by the Nolan brothers who originally created the Dark Knight batman trilogy of which i have to admit, was not the biggest fan of, none the less they’ve created an absolute masterpiece here.

The story of a dying Earth and the lengths people will go through to save the ones they love. It’s a story that’s been told a million times in a million different ways i know. Still, this telling holds something special which i don’t think i’ve seen captured before though what it is exactly im still unsure of.

The music score is superb. Just absolutely brilliant. The score for this film captures the depth and breadth that this movie encapsulates with its visuals with cues matching scenes almost ‘to a T’ as the idiom goes. Sure, there are probably areas that could be slightly better both with the score and the visuals but that would have to be knit picking i feel.

The visual effects, of which there are many as you would expect, are also brilliantly done but what is most surprising is that a lot of stuff that would usually be left to the digital effects artists was actually done in an old school way, i speak of course of the robots TARS and CASE. These were manually ‘walked’ around with only several key areas having been done with digital effects.

When these areas combine, the audio experience begins to overtake you, the visuals leave you gasping and yearning for more, you feel as if there is nothing that can come close to capturing that feeling.

As for the actors themselves, well i wasn’t convinced with MM being in this role when i heard about it but he really won me over. Some have said he over acted or didn’t act enough and just rough shot his way through, for me it was just perfect. He captured the heartbreaking moments and the moments of joy brilliantly without a hint of hamming it up. He was the perfect fit.

Now, with regards to Anne Hathaway… im still not convinced she was the best person for the role. She was good, i just think someone else would have been better… i just don’t know who to be honest. She did a great job, don’t get me wrong, i was just expecting… well, more.

For me it was the personality of the robots TARS and CASE that really stole the show for me. Mechanical man-made devices that in some retrospect held more humanity than other ‘living’ people.

I highly suggest you buy this movie in BlueRay format. Put your surround sound on as loud as you dare, darken the room if you can as dark as you can and immerse yourself in the experience that is, Interstellar!

I don’t think there’s a rating system high enough for how i rate this movie… in fact, im going to go watch it again now after writing this.

Do not go gentle into that good night

Dylan Thomas, 19141953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/

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