From the very popular Director Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) and written by brothers Jonathan and Christopher Nolan, comes a tale of the near future Earth, giving up on the human race as most of the world’s food crops have developed Blight (with corn being one of the unaffected ones) whilst the rest is turning into a dust bowl which repeatedly attacks the rest of the planet. While all the produce farms can harvest is needed to feed the populace, those in control have taken to a policy of looking inward rather than outward to solve it’s problems.
That is why Cooper (Matthew McConaughey, The Lincoln Lawyer) a former NASA pilot, is now a corn farmer living with his father Donald (John Lithgow, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), his 10 year old daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy, The Conjuring) and his 15 year old son Tom (Timothée Chalamet, Men, Women and Children).
Murph is annoyed about her name as it is too close to Murphy’s Law. She is convinced that all the things that happen in her room are a result of something haunting her. But the rest of the family do not take her seriously until there is another storm, leaving strange stripes of sand on Murph’s bedroom. They work out that it is a code and now they take it very seriously as it turns out to be a location, which Cooper goes to find and discovers Murph stowed away in the truck.
What they find is a secret NASA installation run by professor Brand (Michael Caine, Knight The Dark Rises). He informs Cooper that a wormhole has opened near Saturn’s orbit and that it leads to another galaxy where there may be habitable planets, identified by Brands Lazarus missions. There are three main chances, with NASA’s spaceship Endurance to go through the wormhole and investigate Miller, Edmunds, and Mann, named after the astronauts who surveyed them.
But it will take two years just to get to Saturn and the thought of leaving his children plays heavily on Cooper’s mind. Murph doesn’t want him to go, but this is the job he was made for and with the prospect of saving the human-race he has no other choice but to leave the planet aboard Endurance and head for the supermassive Black hole Gargantua along with the rest of his crew, consisting of Brand’s daughter Amelia (Anne Hathaway, Song One) scientists Romilly (David Gyasi, Cloud Atlas) and Doyle (Wes Bentley, The Hunger Games) and robots TARS and CASE.
With great graphics and beautiful CGI you are in for a treat as you travel the vastness of interstellar space and explore a whole new Galaxy. Grab the popcorn (as it is the only thing growing in the near future) sit and enjoy a great Sci-Fi film that stands out by a Light Year from the other big budget so called Sci-Fi films out at the moment.
Special Features Blu-ray:
The Science of Interstellar
Plotting an Interstellar Journey
Life on Coopers Farm, The Dust, TARS and CASE, Cosmic Sounds, The Space Suits, The Endurance, Shooting in Iceland: Miller’s Planet/Mann’s Planet, The Ranger and the Lander, Miniatures in Space,The Simulation of Zero-G,Celestial Landmarks, Across all Dimensions and Time, Final Thoughts and the Theatrical Trailers.