Interstellar tackles everything from infinity to intimacy [Review]

Interstellar tackles everything from infinity to intimacy [Review]


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Probably the most anticipated movie of the year, Interstellar is writer and director Christopher Nolan's latest feat of ingenuity.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, the film manages to wow audiences with its dazzling imagery, scientific theories and incredible storyline.

Earth's no longer fit to live on. Led by his daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) to an underground Nasa operation, Cooper (McConaughey) is persuaded by physicist Dr Brand (Caine) to join Brand's daughter (Hathaway) and two others on a space expedition in search of a new home for humankind.

While exploring the infinity of the universe, the storyline is grounded in intimacy - mostly shown through the strong bond Cooper shares with Murph. Taking on such abstract concepts could easily turn into a soppy excuse for a story, but Nolan nails it.

This journey to the absolute limits of science and humanity will have your heart pounding to what is one of Hans Zimmer's best scores. Contrasted with the utter silence of space, this is one great movie.

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From infinity to intimacy


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