Yeah, I’m that kind of nerd.
I just don’t get a ton of the critical reviews. A ton of critics are saying that the movie falls off in the third act?
What??? Were we watching the same movie? The third act, an emotional rollercoaster highlighted by one of the single most ambitious scenes in the history of cinema? A scene simultaneously mind-blowing and heartbreaking? And which, oh yeah, also happened to be absolutely brilliantly acted by Matthew McConaughey, who puts on one of the single best performances I have ever seen?
One reviewer even tried to say that the female characters were overcome by “women issues” or something strange like that. Considering that the main character’s daughter ends up figuring out the equation to manipulate gravity and uses that technology to help save the human race…well…that’s an extremely dumb thing to say. It seems like the sort of thing you’d only see if you were looking for sexism everywhere, say.
The people complaining about the “science babble” of the film are not to be mentioned. If you don’t like sci-fi, walk out of the theater. You just won’t like it.
Or people complaining about “clunky” dialogue. All I know is that the scene on the ice planet with Matt Damon, intercut back and forth with the burning farm back on Earth, is one of the best scenes in a movie I have ever seen. Matt Damon just kills this visually spectacular sequence, Zimmerman’s score is breathtaking, and the fire and ice contrast is frighteningly effective. This was the point in the movie where I thought “Okay, I don’t see how anybody is getting out of this one.”
“Interstellar” was a masterpiece. I’m genuinely puzzled as to why more people don’t see that. I guess if you don’t like sci-fi you just won’t get it.