Synopsis: Earth is dying and an ex-astronaut is brought in to fly a mission through a wormhole to find a new planet for the human race.
Stan's thoughts: This is film definitely worthy of a trip to an IMAX screen. The volume when the space craft takes off is such that it vibrates the whole cinema. I felt like I was on the spaceship with Matthew McConaughey and his crew.
There is a lot of science in this - worm holes, black holes, time and relativity and some have said you need a degree in physics to understand it. I don't have a degree in physics but understood enough to get the gist. Besides, this is a human story, the technicalities of space travel are background context and it is that which helps make this a great movie.
It is too long with the first and last act dragging their heels a bit but the central third is cracking. Christopher Nolan's skill is in drawing out the real emotion of the situation, despite how absurd but also in creating drama and tension from fairly ordinary situations. There is a scene where two bits of space rocket are trying to connect and I was on the edge of my seat.
A great ensemble of actors work brilliantly with sometimes clunky script but this remains an aural, visual and emotional feast and certain scenes and tones haunted me afterwards.
- Stan’s 70%
- IMDB 90%
- Metascore 74%
- Rotten Tomatoes 73%
- RT Audience Rating* 87%
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher