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INTERSTELLAR (An Observation By Christopher Nolan) Post-release Discussion
#71

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#72
Aoh, Scottie KNOWS!
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#73

That band rocks!

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#74
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

I forgot how this movie ends.


Matthew McConaughey's movie didn't have an ending so they swapped in the ending of the Anne Hathaway movie we didn't get to see.

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#75

Hammerhead is gonna be me in this thread!

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#76
Kinda insensitive to declare the guy wrong.
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#77

Another film with a giant hole in it? One Trick Nolan, that's his name.

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#78
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This is the funniest Nolan movie ever.


Intentionally?

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#79

There are at least two bits that are supposed to be funny, so yes.

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#80
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

Hammerhead is gonna be me in this thread!


STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT

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#81

Just say it.



Interstellar is SO BAD.

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#82

MMMMRRRRRGGH

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#83

This has dropped to 71 percent.  If it hits the 60's I'm going to CREAM dream in my jeans...



Supreme.

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#84
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

I thought it was basically a pretentious "Armageddon."


Movie review quote of the year?  I will review judgment till I've seen it.

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#85

I may be critical of the storytelling, but I'm definitely going back for 70mm IMAX.

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#86

The script was an enormous letdown. And it wasn't even as technically magnificent as Gravity so Interstellar couldn't hide it. Hathaway's love speech was literally cringeworthy. I wanted to reach through the screen during that incoherent, insane babbling and try to console the poor woman.

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#87
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Originally Posted by Freeman View Post

Intentionally?



Yes, dummy.

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#88
AThey kept mentioning gravity in the movie and I kept wishing I were watching that instead.
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#89

This is one of those movies where we've all pretty much made the 'interstellar space travel epic adventure movie' in our heads before we ever show up, so I would say this sort of film has an uphill struggle right out of the gate not to be disappointing. It did seem that Interstellar was trying to be disappointing though; trying very hard at times.



act 1: 45 minutes of corn and dirt


act 2: 90 mins of pretty cool space adventuring that somehow ends in a slap and tickle fight on a frozen space marshmallow


act 3: 45 mins of corn and cheese



This reminded me quite a bit of Titanic: The stuff you came to see (space adventure/big boat sinking) is all in act 2 and impressive. The rest is best melted over macaroni or toast. Good actors trying hard were not served well in either case by the insipid scripts.



QUESTIONS:


So, If the Coast-to-Coast Space Ghosts were just gravity ripples of Cooper, who parked the wormhole next to Saturn in the first place?


There were no aliens right? Cooper just transcended the limits of human understanding when he crossed the event horizon, right?



The 5-dimensional time prism (which was behind the bookcase why exactly?) was discovered by Cooper by entering the black hole, and that was the solution to the equations that Alfred the Butler was working on?



Do I have any of this right? What a mess this is.

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#90
Cooper in a Scrambled Cable Porn dimension is no more weirder than the clones in The Prestige.
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#91
ADo not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!

End spoiler.
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#92
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

They kept mentioning gravity in the movie and I kept wishing I were watching that instead.

SIGH.

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#93

The gravity of his situation isn't lost on me.

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#94
ATyger, tyger burning bright...!
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#95

There once was a man from Nantucket ...

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#96

Hickory Dickory Dock... OHH!

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#97
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Tyger, tyger burning bright...!


The stars, my destination!



I KILL YOU FILTHY VORGA!

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#98

I wanted to like this more, but I echo mcnooj... no strong pull to re-watch this ever again. and that's usually de rigueur for me when it comes to nolan (I've watched MEMENTO, and especially THE PRESTIGE more times than is "normal").



objectively speaking, it clearly doesn't work on a literal, plot level reading. still, I think there are a few thematic concerns to unpack that I think could make me like this more --



how did you guys interpret casey affleck's single-minded attachment to the farm, even as it kills his family?

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how did you guys interpret casey affleck's single-minded attachment to the farm, even as it kills his family?


I interpreted his reaction as an unconscious lashing out at his father for leaving them.  He was the son who had to appear strong and accepting at the time.  But as the years went on, something inside broke.  We see it in one of his later video transmissions.  

He ends up becoming what Cooper mourned about humanity: becoming so bound by earthly matters that there no drive to look to the future.  Just foot-planting.



It was a really fascinating character, I thought... and I was really liking what I saw of Casey Affleck's playing of it.  

It's too bad he just ends up becoming the source of a ticking clock who is about to come back and beat up Topher Grace probably.
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Ugh, so much bloat.



There was so much that could be cut or trimmed from this movie without it losing anything.  Basically, if you took the Road, tossed in The Invisibles, added some Forever War, you'd get Interstellar.



I can't tell if I was moved at the end or just glad that it was over.  Cripes.

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I interpreted his reaction as an unconscious lashing out at his father for leaving them.  He was the son who had to appear strong and accepting at the time.  But as the years went on, something inside broke.  We see it in one of his later video transmissions.  

He ends up becoming what Cooper mourned about humanity: becoming so bound by earthly matters that there no drive to look to the future.  Just foot-planting.



It was a really fascinating character, I thought... and I was really liking what I saw of Casey Affleck's playing of it.  

It's too bad he just ends up becoming the source of a ticking clock who is about to come back and beat up Topher Grace probably.


yeah, that sounds about right to me. he's the guy that's happy to die on the farm, which is what cooper couldn't even pretend to be. it's like everything in this movie -- almost has resonance, but doesn't really carry a complete thought.




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I can't tell if I was moved at the end or just glad that it was over.  Cripes.



I was so ready to cry at some point. I really, really wanted it! I think the scene when cooper reunites with murph, and we see her family -- the generations that have sprung up without cooper, but because of him -- that was so close, but just didn't quite land somehow. It had an almost UP-ish quality to it, with Carl realizing he gave his wife an adventure after all. that worked, this didn't... ugh I really want to find something deeper in all the murk

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AHavent seen this yet but judging by the negative reactions here i guess Snowpiercer will remain the best scifi this year. Still looking forward to seeing this.
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Havent seen this yet but judging by the negative reactions here i guess Snowpiercer will remain the best scifi this year.

Oh man, not even a contest for me.

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AMan. This thread is making me so sad. So is it bad, or just frustratingly good?
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I wouldn't say it's bad, but if I didn't like it I certainly would!

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