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As mentioned previously, I’ve got myself back on the old Cineworld Unlimited ticket. This means I get to use their numerous in-case-you-missed-it type showings to catch up with, well, the stuff I missed. This week it’s the Bafta winners ‘tour’.

Actually, I’m not certain I missed Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar as just really couldn’t be arsed at the time. Nolan’s work has been a considerable case of diminishing returns for me. With his last – non-BatmanInception convincing me he was nothing more than M Night Shyamalan with a bigger budget. In view of how much money his films keep making, he’s going to keep getting those budgets. And, pretty much a free-hand. This is not necessarily a good thing.

His latest, is a lunatic

Supposedly this has had physicists up the ying-yang advising on the theory. Like the inexorable Sunshine, this is no guarantee of quality. But, worse, seems to be an accepted excuse to throw the need for internal logic out the window. Add to that some serious pretensions to be 2001 and you’re left with a serious sackload of bollocks.

Plus points; yeah some. The cast are about as good as you can expect. They all give a pretty good stab at handling the mangled exposition that makes up most of the dialogue. Mackenzie Foy, the young girl that’s central to the plot (and who grows up to be Jessica Chastain) manages to give more dimensions (oh, how apt) to her character than most of the more experienced actors in here. (Again, not really their fault.)

Not usually a fan of Hans Zimmer. But, his soundtrack here is pretty awesome. Not a single original moment in it, but it’s pretty damn slamming.

Anne Hathaway‘s still pretty.

Erm, that’s about it. Within half an hour you’ll have taken a guess at where it’s going and dismissed it with the phrase “nah, there’s no way they’d do THAT“.


Written by Tony Kiernan

24 February 2015 at 10:00 am

Posted in Film

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  1. […] reminder that Nolan is not just MN Shyamalan for dicks. His best film is an age. Also his shortest. These things are not unconnected. […]

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    13 December 2017 at 11:00 am

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