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Critical Review of The Film Interstellar

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Interstellar is a good film because it has a good plot, characters, visuals and information that make you question what the universe and outer space is. The movie explores new ideas that other movies in the same genre don’t do. But at the same time the move can be confusing for some people when they talk about the different dimensions and time travel. Cooper said, “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.”

The main idea of the film Interstellar was to find a way to save humanity from the dust storms that were caused by the blight which destroyed all the remaining food sources on earth. NASA sends three former astronauts across the galaxy to three potential planets that can sustain life and whose living conditions are similar to that of our planet. NASA develops two plans A and B in effort to save humanity. Plan A is to build massive star ships that could transport the humans on earth to the new planet. Plan B is to save humanity by sending frozen zygotes to the new planet so a new human race could develop. One of the movies great aspects are the visuals and the effects that were used while filming the movie. According to Erin Blakemore, the technology that was used in the movie could be useful to scientists. The movies visual effects are now being used for scientific research. Much has been made out of the visual effects that were used in the movie Interstellar. Not just for the audiences but also could be useful for scientists in the near future.

Another great aspect of Interstellar is the character development of Cooper’s daughter Murph played by Jessica Chastain. In the beginning of the film, Murph is a kid who is very smart but gets in trouble a lot. She finds out her father must go into space and find a new home and begs him not to go. After Cooper’s departure into space she refuses to talk to him or send messages to him in space out of stubborness just like her father. Later on in the film we see her again but this time in her thirties. Murph develops her father’s personality to explore the unknown. She is working at NASA with Dr. Brand trying to solve the formula for gravity so that they can complete “plan A” and save the human race. After finding out that “plan A” was a lie she’s still driven to save humanity and continues working on the gravity formula. She eventually solve the formula with the help of her father in a different dimension through gravitational anomalies. At the end of the film we see Murph again as a dying old lady on Cooper station orbiting Saturn where she is finally reunited with Cooper. They talk for a brief moment then Murph tells Cooper to leave, that no parent should have to watch their kid die and to find Brand who was separated and stuck on another planet all alone. The plot twists were amazing in the film. During the film the idea of plan A is mentioned a lot. Doctor Brand and Murph are trying to solve the equation for gravity to launch massive starships. Upon Brands death he reveals that plan A was a sham. There was no plan to save the humans on earth. The equation was solved already years ago but the physics in the equation were impossible.

Lastly one thing that sets the movie apart from other movies is that it makes you wonder what the universe really is. For example the black hole scene where they go through it. No one really knows what happens when you go into a black hole. This movie explores realistic possibilities of what could happen in the universe around us and makes the viewers think. One bad thing about the film was the confusing idea of space travelling through a wormhole and other concepts such as the dimensions, and Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. “Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted that the space-time around Earth would be not only warped but also twisted by the planet’s rotation” – NASA. These concepts leave viewers in confusion and asking what happened after the movie. In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers. This was the theory of special relativity. It introduced a new framework for all of physics and proposed new concepts of space and time. This means that no matter where you are as long as you’re not moving physics will be the same. But light will always be different even if you are moving or not, in space or on earth. That’s what we all understand from Einstein’s theory. Another bad aspect of the film was the anti-climatic ending. Throughout the whole film Copper is trying to get back to earth and see his family that he left. In his time in space his children have grown up to adults and are older than him. That’s one of the other things that got the audience confused. Once Cooper finally gets back to earth he finds out his daughter is still alive but very old. When they finally reunite they only spend a little time together before they split ways.

After all, the movie was great movie that everyone enjoyed. It made viewers wonder about the universe, what other things could be out there and what it holds in the near future. The many good aspects of the film outweigh the few bad which made it a really good movie for the viewers. Even if we didn’t understand some of the things mentioned during the movie, it’s still enjoyable to watch.

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