Interstellar Review by Ammar Akhtar

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. It's directed by Christopher Nolan. The plot is about a dying earth filled with dust storms that are killing humans. Food is scarce, only having corn as a main resource. Once an engineer and pilot, Coop is recruited for a space mission to explore new worlds traveling by wormholes, trying to find a new home for the people of Earth.

After a long wait, I've finally seen Interstellar, my most anticipated movie of the year. It was a great and very interesting film, but it does have some flaws.

Let's start off with the good side. First off, I wasn't sitting in a movie theater. I was in space. The visuals were absolutely stunning, and it transported me into the depths of the galaxy. Secondly, the score was excellent. It added the emotional feels in a lot of the scenes. It really came into play when they were in danger, or when there was tension rising between characters. 

The movie starts off with a broken earth, and the way which it was portrayed was excellent. It was a sad and hopeless world, and the acting helped very much with that. The score definitely helped set the tone of helplessness and sadness.

Another great element was the acting. McConaughey did a fantastic job with his role. You really cared for his character through nice development and the acting as mentioned. Another noteworthy performance was the girl who played young Murph. She did a great job with her acting, especially in the emotional scenes when her dad leaves. Some honorable mentions are Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain (and someone else. It's a surprise, but this person did a fantastic job if you know which actor I'm talking about.)

That being said, this film definitely has some flaws that can be patched up. First off, it was a bit too complex at some points. There is a lot of dialogue between the characters in the middle of the film about the theory of relativity and other space-related theories. Although interesting, I was completely lost. I think Christopher Nolan could've definitely cleaned this part up by making it more simple. To me and probably other audience members, it was just too complex.

My other issue with the film is that it degraded from it's original story towards the end. I don't want to spoil anything, but it felt like it wasn't following what the story had in mind. It was very interesting, but didn't connect. The ending definitely was the weakest point of the film. Some parts should have been removed.

Overall, Christopher Nolan did a good job with the movie, but it needs some improvement. He had a lot of ideas for the film, but it felt like he didn't organize them in a way that would fit. It also needs some fixes concerning it's complexity. It was hard to follow at points. That being said, it's still a great film. It was almost 3 hours long and I was not bored for one minute. It had a strong beginning with some heavy emotional power scenes. This isn't Nolan's best work, but it surely is a great film.

MY SCORE: 8.5/10