With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling behind this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Source: Official Movie Website
A friend of mine and Cathy’s gave us some free tickets to view a movie at Arclight Cinemas and our first choice was Interstellar. We finally went yesterday to the theater on Nash, off Rosecrans. The courtyard was beautiful, decorated with poinsettias for the holidays. The lobby of the theater was just as gorgeous with a stylish bar, a tile-wall-poster of Exodus: Gods and Kings, and a gift shop. Of course, the placement of the gift shop is right next to the deconstructed ticket counter. I found a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer tote bag and a Cat in the Hat lunch pail that I really wanted, but decided to wait until after the movie before I made the actual purchase, as I really don’t need more “stuff.” Fortunately, we went to an morning screening, so being forced to choose our seats was not as annoying as I find that practice to be. The popcorn was just made and DELICIOUS!
Now I am not super cerebral and movies involving time (travel, etc.) confuse the hell out of me, but I was able – despite all the theoretical dialogue – to grasp a basic understanding of what was happening, therefore, loving it. While it was not what I expected – sci-fi action – the suspense of some scenes was enough to satisfy my inner-movie goer. Yes there may have been some holes in the theories/plot, but Matthew McConaughey’s and Anne Hathaway’s performances covered that up.
I think I may have to move to the South and find me a husband down there because that slow, southern, voice is sexual hypnosis to me and Matthew just does it for me. The cast was a wonderful surprise including, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Matt Damon, and Elyes Gabel, from one of my favorite television shows: Scorpion.
I had seen the director(?) on a morning show and he was saying how he had been inspired by Star Wars(?) and 2001: A Space Odyssey; the latter was very evident and super fantastic! At the end of the movie I heard the term: Tesseract, and that just validated all my sci-fi viewing to date. One thing I found very odd was the robot construction, whose design I did not find to be very functional, but they got the job done!
With a runtime of 170 minutes, I held it the last hour or so because I didn’t want to miss a thing.
Visually fascinating! Thought provoking!