Interstellar ★★★½

"It was a lot like Insidious 2"

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idk that is what some guy said to his friends that me and my friends heard on the way out and I still can't wrap my head over it, even in a non-serious context.

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Anyway Interstellar is a great film and an amazing spectacle. It excels all across the board with ease, both in all of its technical aspects and in creating an entertaining and awe-inspiring atmosphere... everywhere except for its story and script.

The dialogue in the film is downright dreadful, 95% of it being nothing more than cliched exposition that serves no purpose but to explain to the viewer in the weakest ways imaginable. Whether through bland boring verbal speeches or anecdotes and analogies that border on cringeworthy level in terms of their execution and placement in the film, the exposition fills up the entire first half of the film, and the intense and thrilling second half and even the entertainment and emotional spectacle in the first half is able to distract you from the plainness of the dialogue, it wasn't near enough to allow me to look past its deep flaws in this aspect. In a way it is comparable to Gravity in this way, but the key difference being the reach that the film tries to hit. Gravity aims low, shooting to provide an action-spectacle of human survival in the face of immediate conflict, and far exceeds that, while Interstellar aims far too high, shooting to provide an intensely deep human drama along with high-minded science fiction concepts, and while it accomplishes most, its lack to fully meet it comes out plainly in the script. The difference plainly put is Interstellar wants you to focus on its story and script and thus its dialogue flaws are more plain, while Gravity does the opposite, so it can be dismissed without really mattering in terms of the quality of the film.

Maybe it wasn't right for me to make that comparison, It is 4 AM on a schoolnight and I am rambling but I hope I made my point across.

Still, the deep flaws in Nolan's script aside, Interstellar is fantastic and I'd be lying to say that I didn't find myself loving it in the experience. Now however, with the credits rolled and the smoke all cleared, I will attest that this is a great film, but it is a great film with great flaws. I am a big mixed bag of emotions, but the entertainment and spectacle remain the true heroes and save the day.

Also HIGHLY recommend seeing it in IMAX. The scenes shot in the format are stunning and the sound quality is beyond anything I have witnessed in a film. Definitely my favorite cinematography of the year, definitely the best sound design of the year, and probably my favorite musical score of the year too.

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