There are a good many reviewers, critics and various scientists who are spending an inordinate amount of time looking for, and identifying, holes in the plot of Interstellar when they should be just enjoying the story. Unfortunately science fiction does tend to bring “experts” scurrying out of the word work chattering about real science versus what is used in the film to move the plot, characters and story forward. Perhaps this tendency to scoff and jeer at the devices used in the feature films to explain the rudimentary mechanics of physics and time comes from being too academic.
On the face of it, Interstellar is the modern take on a space exploration film that is trying to “out-Kubrick” Kubrick, but the film, despite all its trappings is not about space. It is not even about physics or dimensions or time travel. Like most exquisitely good science fiction and adventure, it is about story, more than that it is about human interaction and provides enough in-depth character development for the the main players that the film never comes close to fitting the standard template for most cinematic science fiction films.
Christopher Nolan’s latest offering, in IMAX no less, is an epic new journey of discovery which takes Matthew McConaughey through a wormhole; in Interstellar, Nolan has tipped his directorial hat to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and managed to “out-Roddenberry” the Star Trek creator with worlds that surpass most imaginations. This long spectacular film entertains on a level that many movies aim for but few attain. This star studded feature, with five Oscar winners on board, should be seen in IMAX to get the full effect of what the director’s vision for the film is. Interstellar is a completely immersive experience, one that sucks the audience in and holds them captive for the entire 2 hour 9 minute run time.