Christopher Nolan, the director who brought us Memento, The Dark Knight, and Inception has brought us his most ambitious project to date with Interstellar. Interstellar maps out a one-way trip, traveling through space and time in a desperate attempt to save humanity from extinction.
The story takes place in a post-modern, future society. Ironically, but also unsurprisingly, farmers have become figures of great importance.
Famine has hit Earth with little chance of recovery, and future generations are doomed to starvation, eventually leading to suffocation and finally – extinction.
On one of these very important farms we find Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) – a former NASA pilot raising 2 children (Tom and Murph) – in the middle of a dust bowl during what seems to be the twilight years of life on Earth.
On a drive back to their farm, they spot a government surveillance drone flying over their property, and Cooper manages to down it and salvage it for parts. However, the questioned remained – where was the drone going?
That question ultimately leads them to an answer – an underground, undercover NASA base in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Oddly enough, it was a gravitational anomaly that lead Cooper and Murph to NASA, where an even greater mission was about to take place – with many, many more questions about to be answered.
To keep a long 2-hour and 45-minute story short. Cooper – the former pilot – is given the task to lead the expedition for a new home planet outside of our galaxy and into unexplored space.
Unfortunately, their spacecraft can’t make a quick jump to “hyperspace”. However, their mission involves going head first through a wormhole to explore three new planets in the hope of saving the human race.
A few things to keep in mind: time and space are pushed beyond all limits we ever thought were possible. And two, remember Murphy’s Law – anything that can happen will happen.
Rating: 3/4 Stars