I did not start writing when I first saw Interstellar. I saw it today and hence I blog about the movie now.
Movies of these kind are meant to inspire, influence and propel an entire generation in a particular direction. Even though I was watching the film for the 3rd time I enjoyed the film sitting at the edge and soaking all the acting and science. I thought Interstellar would do what Matrix (1999) did to an entire generation. There was far more buzz and fuss with Matrix.
The choice of color for Interstellar was a bit trite, This washout look to obscure references is a regular trick all sci-fi movies use, but Interstellar is not a regular sci-fi film, with limitless budget and a genius as a director I would wish for more. The story is a compelling mix up theories of the quantum and of relativity. Characters lose time, gain time, go through worm holes and to distant unknown galaxies all to find a way to save the human race from extinction because earth cannot hold them anymore. This story of earths as it gets inhabitable is told through the device of interviews and this for me was no-show. The interviews lacked character or urgency. In fact the lack of urgency and the lackadaisical manner in which the various other devices play out pulled the movie down.
It is a trap that Mr. Nolan made for himself. He took Batman and made a commonman out of him with mundane interactions between people with deliberate attempts to stay understated. The huge success this type of filmmaking enjoys has changed the viewer for ever so much so that the other visionaries Wachowski's (makers of Matric) latest film "Jupiter ascending" was laughed at as over the top. In many ways these stories have something in common. Interstellar is a movie by a scientists whereas Jupiter ascending is a movie by artists.
The acting of Matthew McConaughey is superb and he along with his little daughter carry the film wonderfully. The rest of the cast as in all Nolan's films are predictable and archetypically hollywood, A 80-20 principle that Mr. Nolan adapts to success.