Mankind was born on Earth, but was it meant to die here?

“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.” This was the reoccurring quote that was said multiple times throughout this film as Cooper leads his team through the universe on an “Interstellar” journey to find a new home for their dying earth. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a farmer during the decline of the earth, where all the crops are dying out forever, and dust is slowly taking over the world. Formerly a pilot, Cooper and his daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn) stumble upon a secret NASA base following a supernatural event they witness. Professor Brand (Michael Caine) and his daughter Brand (Anne Hathaway) convince Cooper to leave his family and this world behind to travel throughout the universe to find a world that will be able to be inhabited by mankind. Along the way, Cooper and his team run into a variety of problems that could ultimately change the fate of the world for better or for worse.


Director Christopher Nolan took this Travelers genre of Science Fiction, and added very scientific principles such as theories of time, gravity, and even the theory of relativity. This scientifically mathematically driven film drives the story as Cooper is essentially battling time to find a solution for the worlds problem and make it back home before the world ceases to exist. But the true question is, what is out there, and will it be able to save the human race? Cooper along with his team deal with a great amount of conflict throughout the duration of this film. The deal with the conflict against time, as they travel through a wormhole, time becomes relative, and an hour of their time could be as much as 7+ years back on Earth. Cooper also deals with man vs. man conflict as his team encounters another scientist who had previously set out on the same mission. This scientist Mann (Matt Damon), has been driven mad by being alone for so long, and would even go to the extent of killing Cooper and his crew or just marooning them on a baron planet. Now while all of this is happening, everything that is going on in space, affects life back on Earth. Murph, now a grown adult, never forgave her father for leaving, but one inciting moment in which she possibly discovers how to save the world and bring her father home, could change everything.

This film succeeded greatly in box office for many different reasons. The visual effects of this film are outstanding, leading it to win best visual effects for 2014. The way it portrayed space and time was outstanding. The score, written by Hans Zimmer, propelled this film to great success, and the music only intensified every single moment, making the emotions that the actors were feeling even all more real. I give the success of this film to the score and the incorporation of it into the film, along with the outstanding visuals that made every scene breathtaking, and making the viewers stay glued to the screen. The film, while it entertained, had a deeper meaning of love, and how a few brave soles risked their lives to save the ones they loved and to save humanity. Being rated PG-13, I think this film is suitable for families, and for anyone who may be interested in a film of this magnitude. Interstellar was a Science-Fiction film unlike any other, and it was certainly out of this world and it has undoubtedly unearned an A+

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