Movie of the Week: Interstellar

WOW! I didn’t even noticed the 169 minutes go by. Interstellar is a well written, well acted and beautiful filmed movie. In a dying Earth, a team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a potentially habitable planet that will sustain humanity. Warning, there might be SPOILERS ahead (there are definitely some more towards the end).

interstellar_bannerIf you haven’t seen it yet, you should, it’s a movie to watch on the big screen and I’m sorry not to have seen it on IMAX. All the science explanations can be tricky, but they do explain rather well and timely, so it’s easy enough to follow.

I was a little worried about too much Matthew McConaughey – I’m really not a fan – but it didn’t bother me at all. Jessica Chastain is unbelievable (as always).

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They did an amazing job with the dying Earth, not only in terms of the “dying Earth” itself, but also the changes and believes of the people who live on it. When Murph’s teacher explains to her dad that she can’t have the child coming to school with those books about the Moon Landing when everyone knows that it didn’t happen, my heart gave out a little: as a scientist myself (though not in anything related to physics), is always hard to see science being put down on screen – even when it serves this huge purpose of telling a scientific story.

The planets are amazing and there are some rather “unexpected” twists in the story that make it all the more interesting. Anything that involves the Endurance is wonderfully made.  I’m in love with TARS (Bill Irwin) and CASE (Josh Stewart) – where can I get one of those? It’s fitting and a relief that they both make it 🙂 .

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There are about 15 minutes towards the ending when I went like: WTF?! I don’t have any problem with the ending itself, just how it came to be, but well, nothing is perfect. I really liked it, and I’m still hoping that when I get to Portugal it’s still on screen, so I can watch it on a proper cinema =) (don’t even get me started on how the cinemas in Portugal are way better than those here in Barcelona!).

If you had some troubles understanding the timeline (because it’s confusing as hell), I found this online:

(via reddit)

(via SPLOID)