Yes yes I’m very late to the game on this one. You can’t watch everything!
Christopher Nolan understands spectacle like few others do and despite watching it on a TV, the sheer epic scale of Interstellar blew me away. He marries top-drawer visuals with a powerful soundtrack to great effect. The magic of cinema is alive and well when in good hands.
That said the weak, overly sentimental final act and faux-profundity of the whole screenplay hurt an otherwise very good film. For a movie about the end of humanity, there’s a weird lack of warmth. Then it gets clumsily rammed down your throat.
Interstellar is a well thought out exploration into the ramifications of time-shifting space travel, backed by some very powerful visual imagery. Possibly falls just shy of being a classic, but a very strong piece of work nonetheless.