About halfway through Interstellar, frowning after another tedious scene, I began to wonder if perhaps I was missing the point. Maybe I was looking at this the wrong way. Maybe Christopher Nolan actually had succeeded in pushing in intelligent film out through bowls of the Hollywood machine. Perhaps, Interstellar only appeared to be another beautiful but moronic piece of mainstream eye candy, while actually it was a thoughtful 3-hour meditation about the art of exposition and plot holes with a slyly concealed comment about the recent budget cuts to NASA. Maybe… but having finished the film I doubt it. I’m pretty sure what it is, is nonsense.
The plot, more or less, is this: A parasite called Blight, which thrives on nitrogen, is slowly wiping out the world’s food supply. Corn is about all anyone has left, though this doesn’t stop Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) from swigging what must be the last beers on earth while he reminisces about the good ol’ days: “Humanity used to look up and wonder about her place in the stars. Now we just worry about our place in the dirt.”Read More