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This week director Christopher Nolan releases his newest film Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow.

The plot: In the not so distant future, earth’s ability to sustain human life is coming to an end. A group of scientists set out on an Interstellar mission traveling through a newly discovered worm hole leading to another galaxy where they might find an inhabitable planet.

Sounds like a Sci-Fi blockbuster, but again this is Christopher Nolan and most of his films are never exactly what they seem to be.

Interstellar is rooted heavily into scientific theories and the emotional struggle of the voyage (for both crew and the families left behind on Earth). For those of you looking for the next Dark Knight or Inception you may find Interstellar less accessible.

The film is epic, from the set designs to the uplifting messages but that may be what hurts the film a little. Nolan seems to be trying too hard to make everything so epic that he tends to forget to tell the story. However, even at almost three hours, interstellar never seems to lose its grip over the audience.

Interstellar is another fine film from director Christopher Nolan who once again tries to push the boundaries of cinema and the views of its audience.


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