Number of Times Seen – 3 (6 Nov 2014, 15 Jun 2015 and 12 Sep 2017)
Brief Synopsis – In the not to distant future where Earth is on the brink of global famine, a team of astronauts are sent on a daring mission to try and save the population of the planet.
My Take on it – This is a film that was high on my anticipation list the year it came out and I am still amazed by it every time I’ve seen it.
Christopher Nolan is one of the best storytellers around these days and he rarely (if ever) disappoints.
This film revolves around a story that is part science fiction and part philosophy and he manages to weave these two seemingly diverse ideas together to a point where you sometimes can’t even tell the difference between the two.
The story is complex at some points but that allows for so much contemplation as to what is really going on.
This is clearly a film that needs to be seen multiple times in order to grasp some of the complexities brougt forth yet it is still an entertaining and satisfying film every time.
Despite its near 3 hour runtime, this is not a boring film and actually draws yu=ou in deeper and deeper as it moves along.
The cast is superb and Matthew McConaughey was the perfect choice for the lead role because he is able to make us feel the emotions pouring out of him while still commandeering the performance.
Nolan once again “toys” with the complex and interesting ideas of time with this film which helps make it all so very satisfying to watch it play out in front of us.
This is not your normal sci-fi film because it delves so deeply into the human psyche and shows us how different characters react so diversely when faced with similar obstacles, choices and predicaments.
The characters are all written really well and the way that they all react differently helps make them all feel so real and genuine.
The visual effects are amazing to watch because they are seamlessly woven into the storyline and feel quite realistic.
I can’t wait to see this again and also to see what Nolan will have in store for us in the future.
Bottom Line – Very bold film from Nolan that is so layered in its message that it’s extremely hard to understand it all with just one viewing. The characters are amazingly written and the themes dealt with by them are quite vast. This isn’t a mere sci-fi story because it delves so deep into the human psyche and we see how different characters react to similar situations in such diverse ways. Nolan once again “toys” with the idea of time and helps to once again give us such a satisfying film. The visual effects are superbly done that it seems so realistic that something like this could occur in the not to distant future. The cast is superb here with MM giving us such a commandeering yet emotional lead performance. The story weaves sci-fi and philosophy together in such a way that it’s hard to differentiate between the two. This film leaves you contemplating so much after watching it because it deals with both large and small themes in life. So engrossing that despite its near 3 hour runtime doesn’t get boring at all, in fact it draws you in even deeper as it moves along. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Features the most footage ever shot using 15/70mm IMAX cameras for a feature film, and, due to the film industry’s rapid conversion to digital projection formats, will potentially be the last feature film ever to be projected on 15/70mm IMAX film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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