Yeah, this is quite outer-worldly to me...
Let’s be honest, when has Nolan got it wrong? Following my review of ‘Tenet’, I am reviewing one more of my favourite Nolan hits. ‘Interstellar’ is definitely a hit. In fact, I’d argue it as one of the greatest films of the century, so far anyway. It really has everything in it that makes a great film amazing. It also has everything that makes amazing films even better. Films like this are really rare and not many ever push the barriers of thought the way this does. Something Nolan does probably too well is mess with our minds and make us think differently, and this film is designed to do exactly that. From the very beginning, you are dragged in with intense sequences and these do not let up as the film progresses. The music that accompanies these scenes is done to perfection, once again being noted that Nolan gets it right. However, we can’t take away credit from Hans Zimmer, the incredible composer behind so many of Nolan’s blockbusters. Then we move onto the cinematography. Wow. Just wow. This film is perhaps the closest I’ve seen to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in terms of being aesthetically beautiful. The colours are insane; the visuals are just on another level. I can’t sing enough praises for this film and I certainly think it deserves more attention than it gets when discussing the best films around. I really did enjoy this movie, probably more than I was expecting, too, and I urge everyone to watch this in their life.
‘Interstellar’ certainly is one of the best films of this century, without question, but I can’t help but question where does it come in the all-time list? I really can’t tell where it should be placed. It ranks similar to ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Inception’ for me, but I want to know. I love this film, it’s phenomenal but someone somewhere needs to ask people what they think are the greatest movies of all time. Each review platform has its own ranking, but we finally need and deserve an official list. I say that because this deserves to be contending for a top 20 spot. There are a lot of films to chose from but this really pushes the barrier. I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but this is a seriously impressive film that should be pushing up the rankings. I love it, I love everything about it. Thank you for coming to my talk on ‘Interstellar’, stay tuned for more Nolan greatness coming your way.
Duration: 2h 49 mins.
Released: 7 November 2014 (UK)
My Rating: 9.0/ 10