I am always hungry for good cinema, so when I read the reviews of Interstellar, given my love for quantum physics,I did all but dash to the theatre, newspaper in hand.Wow, to say I was disappointed is to put it mildly , that I wanted to decapitate Nolan so as to not make another film like this was more like it.
From the moment it started , I just knew this was going to suck and I just knew it would not get better, only worse.But I persisted in some vain hope.I kept shaking my head thinking there must be some mistake..how could all those glowing reviews be so wrong.
The whole tired premise is that Earth is being taken over by dust..er..ok..I think Nolan should visit Andheri sometime.Soon life will be unlivable..er..it already is in Mumbai..and we will all have to move to another planet.ok!
So Mr Smug -Mathew Mcconaughey -hope I got that spelling right – who lives in some cornfield with his adorable daughter, son and , Father -in -law , is picked by NASA to go into space, to do what was never clear to me.Technical jargon has always fazed me.I think it had something to do with finding another planet to live on to save the poor earthlings .There are three they can choose from .
His daughter has been getting messages from some ghost in her bedroom. Which turns out to be Mathew in some future dimension – wow , how groundbreaking.Daughter begs Daddy to stay on earth, but he refuses.The future Mathews message to the present Mathew was STAY.I think Nolan was sending a subliminal message to the audience who were surely contemplating leaving as I was.
So he decides to go.Here is when the entire plot which was bare to begin with starts unraveling and you are left going WTF..I want my money back.It just keeps getting worse and worse , its too boring to even write about.
There are so many good actors in this film, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon,John Lithgow, and each and everyone of them are wasted.The characters are shallow, their interactions superficial.
I then remembered that Nolan was the same douchebag who made Inception.He is such a wannabe deep and complex filmmaker peddling pretentious tripe to dumb audiences.His films are confusing and go nowhere.This, combined with all the hype surrounding his films have the same effect as ‘the Emperors New Clothes”.Its like people are going”Duh This movie sucks but I better say I like this it ,cos it must be good cos duh everybody says so”
Note to myself..no more chances to Nolan.Interstellar just felt like a piece of NASA propaganda.