Interstellar (2014)

Filed under : review, sci-fi

“Mankind was born on earth. It was never meant to die here.”

— Interstellar

When I first saw the trailer to this film, I knew I had to see it. Though, I really limited my knowledge about it — I went in cold not reading any reviews or information. I’m glad I did.

Before I go into the review, I’ll admit I have not always been a sci-fi buff (even as a child). However, as the years have gone by and more films have come out in the genre my interest has peaked and sparked my curiosity. Adventure has always been a theme in the movies I enjoy. What the sci-fi genre does is take the adventure one step further — into space, into the unknown.

And, let me tell you — this film does just that. It does not disappoint. Though, I will warn you that it may not be as predictable. The film has been criticized for not being what is expected from a sci-fi film.

(Note: If you’ve seen this movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Thanks for reading!)

Nonetheless, I believe it’s worth watching. It not only depicts our journey into space exploration but it also chronicles our story, our struggles and our will to survive.

Though, who is the real enemy? This is the true theme of the film and one worth contemplating. Again, it’s not what you think it is. And, that is the beauty of it — there are surprises at every corner.

Even with a run time of 169 minutes, the movie kept me interested at every moment. Adventure and suspense added to the sci-fi mix made it a treat to watch. Though there were a few things unexplained towards the end, it left things up for discussion and perhaps an opportunity for us to push our minds even further.

(Note: The movie has been compared to this film. Though, I did try to watch it unsuccessfully – it’s just not the same. Just my experience!)

Overall, I enjoyed the film. It makes you think about your own future as well as the future of humanity. And, that is a movie worth watching in my book. I highly recommend this one.

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