Words: Janais van Eck
“Do not go gentle into that goodnight. Rage, rage against the dying of light”.
– Prof. Brand, Interstellar.
Original quote – Dylan Thomas
It has been a long time since a movie has made me contemplate the aspect of time in this world as much as Interstellar has. With Earth showing grave signs of ‘coming to an end’, a team of explorers set out on a lonely mission into space to find an alternative home for the residents of Earth.
With the talented starring of actors such as Matthew McConaughey (Cooper), Anne Hathaway (Brand), Jessica Chastain (Murph) and Michael Caine (Prof. Brand), we follow their exploration into a galaxy filled with planets that possess strange yet intriguing phenomenons.
This thought-provoking and time conscious film directed by Christopher Nolan, with the co-writing of his brother Jonathan, maintains Nolan’s reputation as a director for thrilling and complex films. Interstellar is a fascinating movie to follow Nolan’s great works, such as Inception and Man of Steel.
The intellectual aspect of the film is no doubt challenging and requires an open mind, yet the visual splendour of the film is captivating. A story of distant travels intertwines with the relationships between parents and their children. This film reminds us as to how small we are in this infinite galaxy yet at the same time points out just how unique our little Earth is. If anything is to be taken away from this movie in terms of life lessons it is how precious time is.