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Interstellar review
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Instellar - Ambitious epic

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Many will no doubt flock to Christopher Nolan's latest Sci-Fi blockbuster. His movies are always rated extremely highly by the masses and there is usually a buzz around anything associated with his name. There is no denying that Nolan is an ambitious director and since The Dark Knight he has focused solely on creating loud, big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.

Interstellar continues the trend. It is a highly ambitious film about how love can transcend time and space. Does this sound a bit cheesy? Yes? Well, that's because it is. Does Hans Zimmer's soundtrack slap you over the head for close to 3 hours with a sledgehammer? Absolutely! In fact, this film is so loud that there are certain points where there is no audible dialogue whatsoever. And this is not intentional. It's not like what Terrence Malick did in Days of Heaven where the the music takes precedence over dialogue in order to merge with the visuals. Here Zimmer's deafening orchestra simply annihilates the dialogue that we are supposed to hear. This happens in a few very intense scenes. This Zimmer dude lacks subtlety and loves to hammer his point home. Cue: intense scene. Cue: you should be emotional now. Cue: this is deep. Cue: this is a turning point. OKAY OKAY! I understand! Relax Zimmer.

Apart from its preachy tone and over-the-top soundtrack, I enjoyed Interstellar for what it is: a visually impressive Hollywood blockbuster. It has its flaws and its certainly not a masterpiece. Matthew McConaughey delivers another top rate performance in the lead role. There are some very emotional scenes that will melt the coldest of hearts.
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Added by Toby White
2 years ago on 7 November 2014 02:19



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Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 29 18:50
I definitely agree about the soundtrack - music and sound effects were way too loud and drowned out the dialogue. It was a good movie in other respects, but not a classic for me.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 1 7:53
Yeah, it is certainly worth watching.

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