I’ve never been more excited for a movie in my life. I am just trying to survive so I can see this in IMAX on November 7th. Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception) is my favorite director and this has the potential to be his Magnum Opus. Let’s look at the cast first…. Matthew McConaughey stars and he’s the hottest actor working today. Also just one of the coolest human beings in the history of ever. Go back to 2011 and watch his movies since The Lincoln Lawyer. His performances get better and better. He just won an Oscar and will likely win an Emmy for his work on True Detective. Then there’s Nolan’s lucky charm, Michael Caine giving an awesome speech on the necessity for Interstellar travel. We also get a quick shot of both Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, who are the top 2 actresses working today. Throw in Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Jon Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn…. It’s simply one of the best casts I’ve ever seen. We get a taste of the story and tone here, which is exactly what a trailer should do. It’s in the future and climate change has made it impossible to grow crops. Dust storms consume the landscape. There’s a sense of dread looming over humanity. The earth is decaying and humanity can’t survive here for much longer. The trailer does a fantastic job setting up the world’s atmosphere, but best of all it’s strikingly emotional.
McConaughey has some great back and forth dialogue with his daughter, and damn if it doesn’t make you tear up when he’s leaving her then I question if you’re even human. “Im comin back.” Hoyte Van Hoytema is the new cinematographer and the visuals are absolutely stunning. The rural landscape pops off the screen and the golden hues are beautiful. It’s very old school like a 70’s film, but still has Nolan’s classic slow moving handheld camera. This is an entirely new type of film for Nolan, and it appears to be made like those blockbusters of the late 70’s and early 80’s filled with humanity and optimism. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark etc. That’s where this film will be in line with. It’s great that the trailer doesn’t spoil the entire movie like trailers unfortunately do so often. Nope. Nolan gives us only first act stuff, and the end of the trailer has a mesmerizing visual that I’ve never seen anything like before. it appears to be a wormhole or blackhole, which has the capability of sending people through space and time into other dimensions. Just looking at it blows my mind. It’s all rooted in theoretical physicist Kip Thorne’s research and some of his work is mind bogglingly awesome. I’ve done some research and I can confidently say that this is going to be a once in a lifetime experience. There will be things in this that you’ve never seen before or even thought of. It’s also going to be an extremely important movie in terms of what it says about humanity and where future generations will be. I don’t think people realize the necessity for space travel…. The trailer looks like The Grapes of Wrath had a baby with 2001: A Space Odyssey and it was raised by Christopher Nolan, which sounds like the greatest thing ever created. November 7th can’t come soon enough.