Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a visually stunning film that works hard to get the science right, but doesn’t really present characters interesting enough to engage the audience. My initial reaction was: blah. Which doesn’t mean that the film is without entertainment value, just that it failed to make me care. The plot, about a group of astronauts (and robots) who travel through a wormhole seeking a new home after Earth has been ravaged by crop blight, is really about separation and emotional isolation. But the film fails to explore the topic in a meaningful way, and as a result largely isolates the audience from the characters. There are a couple of plot twists that might entertain those who didn’t see them coming, but otherwise Interstellar is too long and too cold for human habitation.
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