Interstellar – a modern odyssey
Surely life has to travel space, time and gravity (and other dimensions) in order to survive. No one ever said that earth was the final frontier. Yet, Interstellar gave me the impression that people are really hopeless after a big threat comes first.Nolan’s movie is much more than a singular and linear timeline plot, it is more a genius way to think about science fiction movies and his thoughts of making one is completely different that we have seen before.
Survive here or not ever hope for a survival plan?
I am not going to say or comment too much about the whole movie. I will tell you what I have understood with some spoilers so, if you don’t wanna read this, it’s ok.
In a not so far future, a corn farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) finds out with the help of his daughter Murphy (McKenzie Foy) that gravitational waves (that they think are just nonsense or like the kid thinks is a ghost) are leading him to a secret base. Well as we all imagines it was just a NASA secret base where some astronauts train for the last mission of humanity
Cooper decides that he will take part of the Lazarus mission and leaves Earth on the Endurance ship with byologist Amelia(Anne Hathaway), physicist Romilly (David Gyasi), geographer Doyle (Wes Bentley), and two artificially intelligent robots, TARS (voiced by Bill Irwin) and CASE (voiced by Josh Stewart).
From here the movie occurs on a 2 way level,2 timelines, one being the life of Murphy on earth and the other, the Lazarus mission after approaching the Gargantua black hole- wormhole.
In the other Galaxy they have 3 possible planets that could be the next Earth. The first one proves to be a not so great planet during the time lapse of 7 years /hour and great gravitational pull. The second one, found by a team led by dr Mann (Matt Damon) a while ago proves to be a scam and leaves them with almost no fuel to travel to Edmund’s world – the third planet and the farthest planet from the wormhole.
Cooper decides to go though the wormhole again and leaves Amelia by herself to explore Edmund’s world. But not because of his selfish attitude, he tries to give her a real chance to get to the planet with little fuel the ship had.
Cooper gets in the wormhole and finds himself trapped in the Tesseract – the fifth dimension created by “them”, which we supposedly assume are people from the future. The only thing that sees is her daughter’s room in a loop like in a kaleidoscope, which is pretty cool. This is how he gets to transmit some data in the past or in other dimension (?), I didn’t get it much, to her daughter, in order to solve the equation that will save people from Earth.
Nothing more simple, huh?
I really don’t know how else could I explain a movie that I’ve have seen twice to understand.
Well, the final is …how it is, won’t tell you much, but I loved the whole plot, the scenery, the emotion and I think you will too.
Here is a little info-graphic made by Reddit user sto-ifics42 to help you understand better Interstellar:
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Youtube.com