Thursday, 2 April 2015

NEW RELEASE DVD RECOMMENDATION - INTERSTELLAR

INTERSTELLAR is a great movie! A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Best watched on the big screen in 3D, but should be enjoyable on your large TV screen at home.

MY REVIEW: Wow! This is a stunning movie! INTERSTELLAR is the 2001: A Space Odyssey for this generation - and a darn sight more interesting! It's a long movie - 169 minutes (2 hours and 50 minutes) - but that time allows for a brilliant, richly evocative, thought-provoking story to be told. And it has one of the most surprising, fresh climaxes I've seen in a movie for a long time.

Science fiction, at its best, should explore contemporary themes of significance to humanity - and INTERSTELLAR most certainly does that. What does it mean to be human? How will we deal with the continuing degradation of earth's climate until humans may not be able to live here anymore? What is science? What is hope and what can we hope in? Where do humans fit in the cosmos? Does space provide another place for us?

The answer provided by INTERSTELLAR leaves any idea of god out of the equation. But the movie is shot through, ultimately, with the hope that humankind can adapt, survive, be reborn from the eschatological ashes of a doomed planet.

The music score (including pipe organs) is superb and unnerving and brings a cathedral-like atmosphere to much of the movie when it occurs in space. And, ultimately, it is love that enables the survival of humanity.

I loved this movie (can you tell)! It is profound and provocative and engaging and suspenseful and hopeful and inspiring. See it!


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