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Have You Seen Interstellar?

by Alan Daniel

Interstellar was released in 2014. I know, it’s about six years old. Why am I talking about the space film right now?

Well, the recent events related to companies such as SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, and others, working with NASA to take on different cargo objectives.

Interstellar is an undisputed classic in any time but especially so in current times. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie explores multiple themes; if you still haven’t seen it, make this a part of your watch list for the weekend.

The movie stars Mathew McConaughey Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, and Jessica Chastain. It is set in a dire future. A time when the most commonly demanded profession is farming.

Can you imagine?

Shifting lifestyles like that?

Going from being a paper pusher or computer clicker, to someone who’s got to be out there in digging, plowing, and planting?Perish the thought.

The film is set in an era where the earth becomes more uninhabitable, and humankind treads towards extinction. It is in such a time where mankind must seek out other options.

The Plot of Interstellar

Cooper (McConaughey) is a farmer who is also a trained pilot and an engineer living on a farm with his two children and father. One day he and his daughter discover “poltergeists” sending coordinates to them and which they follow to a NASA base.

Here Professor Brand (Caine) convinces Cooper to help them on a mission of finding a suitable home for the human race. The professor tries to solve the gravity equation that might allow more people to propel off the planet with the limited fuel and resources that they have.

Themes in Interstellar

Love is a recurring concept in the movie.

In the beginning we see it between Cooper and his daughter, and then later on between Dr. Brand (Hathaway) and her attempt at finding her lover who was on a previous mission.

Love is shown as more than cheesy sentiments in this movie, it is accompanied by the theme of fleeting time. Like Brand says amidst a heated argument about data they should trust and hunches, “Love is the one thing we are capable of perceiving” she then adds, “ It transcends time and space.”

What Did I Think?

I saw the film and didn’t understand what was happening at a few instances. It is probably a film that would want to several times.  I know I’ll have no problems watching it a couple of times.

The film keeps you entertained and interested.

Check it out!

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