“Interstellar” Movie Review

THE LANDING -- Cooper, Brand, and Doyle explore an unknown planet.

THE LANDING — Cooper, Brand, and Doyle explore an unknown planet.

Director Christopher Nolan is known for thought-provoking and visually stunning films, and his new movie “Interstellar” is a great example of this. The story focuses on Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey), who was a NASA pilot before the world started needing more food. Now he is famer and a single father of two kids, Murph (Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Casey Affleck). The world’s focus is on getting food and surviving, so NASA and other similar programs have been shut down. Through a series of events, Cooper is reunited with an old colleague, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), who tells him that the earth is close to dying and that the only way to save humanity is to find a new planet habitable for life. Cooper, Dr. Brand (Anne Hathaway), Doyle (Wes Bentley), and Romilly (David Gyasi) must travel through a blackhole to find a new home for humanity.

The movie has done well in the box office, grossing about $147,090,000. It ranks No. 18 this year in domestic grossing and is rated an 8.9 on IMDB. “Interstellar” is two hours and fifty minutes and is rated PG-13. Critics have given mostly good ratings on the movie, but some say it under-performed.

“‘Interstellar’ is as cinematically epic as it is dramatically intimate,” said Lisa Kennedy of The Denver Post.

“There’s no denying that director Christopher Nolan’s challenging space odyssey is exquisitely made. He’s one of painfully few filmmakers whose every effort fills me with a sense of awe,” commented Christopher Lawerence of The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Central Digest recommends “Interstellar” for those who love sci-fi, action, and thriller movies.