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Christopher Nolan has once again staged great cinema with his latest film "Interstellar". For me as a cinema fan, the youngest child of the "Inception" and "Dark Knight" director is a real celebration. For me as a cinema critic, on the other hand, the work proves to be a real challenge. After all, how can you write about a film that seems most intense when the audience knows as little as possible about the plot and the topics dealt with in the film beforehand? Smaller spoilers can unfortunately not be avoided despite all efforts, unless I would already end the criticism at this point. But of course the important twists and turns are not revealed here and some aspects of the story are only evaluated in hints.
"Interstellar" takes place in a not too distant future, in which the Earth's natural resources are exhausted and man faces his impending extinction. The former pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) tries to give his two children Murph (Mackenzie Foy) and Tom (Timothée Chalamet) something like a hint of hope for a better future after the death of his wife as a farmer. But he must realize that this hope is unfounded. Therefore he joins an extremely risky and top secret research project of NASA, where on the other side of a wormhole a new home for mankind is to be searched. It is a journey into the unknown that could last a few years or decades. In the worst case Cooper would not return to Earth and never see his children again. But as long as there is a chance that humanity can survive and Murph and Tom have a future, he is willing to take that risk. But what awaits him beyond our galaxy runs against all his expectations…
This is in broad outline the initial situation of "Interstellar", which is built up in about the first 45 minutes of the almost 3 hours running time. In this part of the film, Nolan also relies increasingly on a mixture of scientifically guaranteed closeness to reality and very human emotionality. With his usual fascinating visual language and a very spherical soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, who focuses increasingly on organ sounds, Nolan creates a very special atmosphere that is difficult to escape. And even if it can already be assumed here that the father-daughter story threatens to drift a little into kitsch, there is no doubt in the first third that Nolan has created another masterpiece here.
This impression intensifies as soon as Cooper and his research crew cross the wormhole. The pictures that Nolan and his team have brought to the screen here are simply fascinating and one wants to lose oneself in this trip to a foreign galaxy. But even if the plot shifts back to earth and follows the now grown-up children of Cooper, portrayed by Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck, the story and its visual implementation remain gripping, moving and fascinating. However, it has always been more difficult to follow the scientific explanations here. Now at the latest, you as a viewer should just let yourself be carried away by the emotional side of the story and not question the rest too much. Because this could significantly reduce the further enjoyment of "Interstellar".
Because more and more it becomes clear that love is the central theme of the film. Sure, there are some great special effects, some extremely exciting and action-packed moments and a lot of scientific babble. But in the end everything revolves around love, whereas Cooper's love for his kids and especially Murph's is of course in the foreground. Therefore, Nolan also takes a lot of time for quiet, emotional moments, which stand in strong contrast to the action-overkill of "The Dark Knight Rises". In the finale, the whole thing threatens to overshoot the mark a bit and viewers, who expected a lot of action and who are the bare horror for the emotional cinema, might not like the last act very much. But if you get involved with what Nolan wants to tell here and also let yourself fall emotionally, you will probably be very moved by this movie at the end like me.
Sicherlich, "Interstellar" is not a perfect movie. At times the music is mixed a bit too intrusively, at the end small lengths come up and the mixture of touching emotional cinema and Nolan's usual claim of a certain anchorage in reality only works to a limited extent, especially in the last third. Nevertheless, the film is still great cinema on different levels. Visually, "Interstellar" is a masterpiece that must be experienced on the big screen. The story is simply very, very beautiful and the actors are quite outstanding. In the end, the movie actually only suffers from the expectations of the audience, as many expected nothing less from Nolan after "Inception" or "Dark Knight" than another groundbreaking milestone of modern cinema. And as great as "Interstellar" is, the work has not become such a milestone. Therefore, those who lower their expectations a little and can adjust to emotional cinema and above all get involved will be offered one of the most impressive cinema experiences of the year. Absolutely worth seeing!!!!
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