“Interstellar” is an experience, a science-time experience
A person who has lost his entire team of explorers on an unknown planet goes into hibernation and waits for his death. Years after when he sees some people, who have come to the same planet, instead of being happy, he cries. Here, the director acknowledges the fact that tears are the strongest emotion, stronger than smile and you acknowledge the grasp that Nolan has on human’s emotions.
Six years back, the first English movie that I saw on big screen was Nolan’s Dark Knight and that left me fazed and thrilled, at the same time, for days. Then I saw it umpteen times but still couldn’t able to come out of the emotional imbalance of the Joker while the movie mostly ran on its adventurous script. What Nolan did in that he smartly tells you that we all have that joker in us and in the climax he proves it by feeding the insanity in rational minds of the people crying in the two ships. Again, in his latest flick he mostly spoke emotional rather than being a physicist. Effortlessly he tells you that the only thing, that binds people, that can transcend time and space, is “love” and when his protagonist realizes that even after years of work, he just cannot save the world, his only wish was to stop himself from leaving his family (he can control his past, don’t be baffled, but he can) and stay with his loved ones. Yes, the word is “stay” which we often ignore in our real life; maybe we need something as catastrophic as the protagonist in our movie got to understand its significance.
I was never a big fan of a sci-fi movie but this one is absorbing and Nolan’s cinematic genius has left me mesmerized. The movie begins on the note that the over exploitation of the resources on Planet Earth has led to the imminent extinction of Human race and hence the search for a new planet to save humanity begins. The plot requires a certain level of intelligence (more than what was asked in Inception) and it grows on you as the film progresses leaving you in complete awe. You can sense the curiosity intensifying on you even when the story unveils itself with every passing scene. The concept is gigantically advanced but still it consumes most of the emotions of you. The relationship between Cooper (McConaughey in a splendid performance) and his daughter Murph will put you in tears, while the robot will keep you in smiles in otherwise dark, depressing and remorseful situation that the world is in. The special effects are of high class and then there is this spectacular background music which scores more than the story and the screenplay itself, which is why this celluloid version of Nolan’s incredible imagination, which is also a musical crescendo, is strongly recommended.
If at all I get to ask one question from Christopher Nolan, rather than asking what he dreams, will ask him why he dreams because his imagination has a disturbing effect on my sleep. This epic drama is not a movie; it’s an experience, a science-time experience.