Rage rage against the dying of the light. Just one of the famous refrains from Dylan Thomas‘ poem that is recited on an almost consistent basis in Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. While it’s a powerful poem that is basically lyrical exposition, it does nothing but remind us about the bleak future that awaits our characters should their mission to save earth by finding a new one in galaxies far away fail.
There is no doubt that Nolan is a master of the filmmaking craft. While the average person does not possess the means to travel to worlds beyond our own, we write stories that have characters who do. And they written in such beautiful and descriptive detail, that makes the reader believe that these worlds actually exist. Now you add a visual medium to that story, it becomes enhanced, more life-like than ever before. There is no doubt that Nolan knows how to use empty space and fill it with beauty. Interstellar throws around plenty of ambition, and has deep-provoking thoughts on science and our relationships to our fellow human beings, but all of that is lost in a poorly written script that has familiar beats. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]