Review: Interstellar


It’s been a while since I did one of these. So I came into this movie not knowing what it was about. I only knew that Anne Hathaway and Matthew Mcconaughey and that it was probably a science fiction film. I saw this movie with my sister and we both loved it. It’s a bit long for those who can’t sit for almost 3 hours but it’s worth it, in my honest opinion. For some it may be too out there for a movie but then again…it’s science fiction. {MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS}

Interstellar begins with an Earth that has been depleted of its natural resources. It’s a dying planet that has dried up. The Earth’s population at this point has severely decreased and people have to make due with what they have. In this reality, the most sought after occupation is farming. The most common food that is grown is corn because nothing else will grow. There are severe sand storms that plague the Earth there is very little hope that people will actually survive what has happened to the planet. There are some that are deluded into the idea that there is still hope and they try to prevent people from actually leaving the planet to look for a new home in space. Schools have changed information in textbooks to state that the lunar missions were a hoax and that the lunar landing was faked. This is all in hopes to keep people on Earth to try to save it.


Mcconaughey plays a former astronaut (Cooper) that has become a farmer because of these hard times. He lives with his father and two children. His daughter is just like him and is obsessed with space and anything to do with it. She witnesses several anomalies that occur in their home which lead them to the discovery of a secret NASA hideout. (It would seem as though an alien entity was communicating with Murph) Cooper is then recruited by NASA to lead an expedition to find another planet for humans to repopulate. Now there is a twist in the story. The scientist (Professor Brand played by Michael Caine) who sent Cooper intended for Cooper and his team to leave Earth and never return because Brand had thought that there was no hope for people on Earth to ever leave. It was relayed to Cooper that there was a plan A and plan B. Brand was to conduct research and find out what they could do to get people out of Earth. Plan B was to repopulate another planet with thousands of fertilized eggs. What Brand failed to tell them was that his plan A was never the real plan. Brand had no idea how to get people out of Earth. Plan B was the real plan. The rest of the movie is Cooper trying to figure out, for himself, how he could save people from Earth.


This movie is really touching and it makes you think about what we are doing to this Earth. It’s not that this situation can actually happen in real life….it’s the idea of it that is scary. Our reality could end up just as bad. The Earth in real life is getting warmer and something like this could happen in the future (without all the fantasy/sci-fi stuff). Besides the science fiction aspect of this film, it kept me interested because of Cooper’s relationship with his daughter (Murph). It was really sad when he had to leave Murph and couldn’t come back until later when she was much older. At some point in the movie you find out that all the anomalies that have been happening was due to the relationship Cooper had with Murph and it was Murph who had the ability to save the people on Earth. That alien entity who was communicating with Murph was actually Cooper.

Of course, there are other things that happened in the movie but the main story revolved around Cooper and Murph. I really enjoyed this movie and I would recommend it to anyone. If you have seen this film please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section 🙂

Audience: PG-13
Imaginative factor: 9
Acting: 10
Story: 9
Direction: 9
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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