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Interstellar

Posted by john Donnelly on December 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Interstellar

Interstellar was an amazing movie, great cast, great story, action packed, superb special effects, worth watching


About Interstellar

Interstellar is a 2014 science-fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the film, merging a script Jonathan developed in 2007 with Christopher's ideas. Christopher Nolan produced the film with his wife, Emma Thomas, and Lynda Obst. Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, whose work inspired the film, acted as scientific consultant and executive producer.

Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Legendary Pictures co-financed the film, while Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions served as production companies. Nolan hired cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and shot the film on anamorphic 35 mm and IMAX 70 mm photography. Filming commenced in late 2013 in Alberta, Canada; Iceland; and Los Angeles. The film features an extensive use of practical and miniature effects, while Double Negative created additional digital effects. 

Interstellar premiered on October 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. In North America, it was released in film stock to theaters still equipped to project the format, before expanding to venues using digital projectors. It has been a box office success and has received generally positive reviews from critics, who gave particular attention to the film's scientific accuracy, musical score, visual effects, and performances, particularly from McConaughey, Foy, Irwin and Chastain. It is among the most critically acclaimed movies of 2014.wiki

Interstellar Plot

In the future, crop blight has caused civilization to regress into a failing agrarian society. Former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) runs a farm with his family. Murphy (Mackenzie Foy), Cooper's 10-year-old daughter, believes her room is haunted by a ghost trying to communicate with her. They discover the "ghost" is an unknown intelligence sending coded messages using gravitational waves, leaving binary coordinates in the dust that direct them to a secret NASA installation led by Professor John Brand (Michael Caine). Brand reveals that a wormhole, apparently created by an alien intelligence, leads to new planets that may offer hope for survival. NASA's "Lazarus missions" have identified three potentially habitable worlds orbiting the black hole Gargantua: Miller, Edmunds, and Mann, named after the astronauts who surveyed them. Brand recruits Cooper to pilot the spacecraft Endurance to recover the astronauts' data; if one of the planets is habitable, humanity will follow on space stations. Cooper's departure devastates Murphy, and they part on bad terms.

 

On Endurance, Cooper joins Brand's daughter, biologist Amelia (Anne Hathaway); scientists Romilly (David Gyasi) and Doyle (Wes Bentley); and robots TARS and CASE. They enter the wormhole and head to Miller, but discover the planet is so close to Gargantua that it experiences severe gravitational time dilation: each hour on the surface equals seven years away from Gargantua. They descend to the planet, which proves inhospitable as it is covered by a shallow ocean roiled by enormous waves. As Amelia attempts to recover Miller's data, a wave hits, killing Doyle and delaying the shuttle's departure. When the others return to Endurance, 23 years have passed.

 

On Earth, the adult Murphy (Jessica Chastain) is now a NASA scientist assisting Brand with the equation that will enable NASA to launch its massive space stations via gravity. On his deathbed, Brand admits he already solved the problem and determined the project is impossible; he covered up his findings to keep hope alive and put his faith in a "Plan B": using fertilized eggs aboard Endurance to start humanity anew. However, Murphy concludes that Brand's equation could work with additional data from a black hole's singularity.

 

Low on fuel, Endurance can only visit one more planet before returning to Earth. After a tense vote, the team selects Mann's planet, as Mann is still transmitting. However, they find it to be icy and inhospitable; Mann (Matt Damon) always knew Plan B was the mission's true goal, and faked data about his planet's viability so Endurance would rescue him. Mann breaks Cooper's spacesuit visor and leaves him to die, and flees to Endurance on a shuttle; Romilly is killed by a bomb Mann set to protect his secret. Amelia rescues Cooper on the other shuttle, and they arrive at Endurance in time to witness Mann docking improperly, causing an explosion that kills him and seriously damages Endurance, but Cooper uses the shuttle to get the spacecraft under control.

 

Nearly out of fuel, Cooper and Amelia plan to slingshot Endurance around Gargantua on a course toward Edmunds. TARS and Cooper detach into the black hole, sacrificing themselves to collect data on the singularity and to propel Amelia by dropping the ship's mass. They emerge in an extra-dimensional "tesseract", where time appears as a spatial dimension and portals show glimpses of Murphy's childhood bedroom at various times. Cooper realizes the alien beings are actually more advanced humans who have mastered the higher dimensions and constructed this space so he can communicate with Murphy and save humanity. Using gravitational waves, Cooper projects TARS's encoded data on the singularity into the adult Murphy's wristwatch, allowing her to solve Brand's equation and evacuate Earth. Cooper awakens years later aboard a NASA space station and reunites with the now elderly Murphy (Ellen Burstyn), who has led humanity's exodus. Murphy advises Cooper to rejoin Amelia, who has begun preparations on Edmunds's planet.

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