Interstellar Review Now On Video & DVD
At long last, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has made its way to Video, DVD and OnDemand. While it was a success at the box office and most critics applauded it as a tremendous success, it met with some mixed reviews from the everyday film viewer. This is a good film, if not a great one. Heavy on quantum physics, wormholes, Theory of Relativity the films boasts an intelligent script that has clearly been researched and documented. Some will find it a bit too wordy or eccentric, but I enjoyed this film and was able to follow it all the way through. It is long film at just under three hours of running time, but the cast of Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, William Devane and Matt Damon all provide wonderfully solid performances. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan from his script co-written by his brother, Jonathan and it never once talks down to the audience. Their script is smart and well researched, if not always easy to follow, but you will not mind. The characters are interesting and you will care about what happens to them as well as their mission which is to save a dying Earth.
Interstellar is, as I said, a long film and the ending does drag a bit, but the acting is superb and although sometimes the film tends to sputter on its own premise, it will hold your interest. The visuals of the film are extraordinary as the crew passes through wormholes, planets with towering waves or barren planets made of rock and ice. Hans Zimmer provides another standout score as he has done for a lot of the films Christopher Nolan has directed, most notable the Nolan helmed Dark Knight franchise. This is not a perfect film, but in theses days of sequels, zombies, and insipid teen comedies, Interstellar is fun film and one that the whole family can enjoy. Most kids will miss a lot of the technical jargon but there is enough to keep everyone occupied for three hours.