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I actually think that when it comes to, for example, RottenTomatoes scores, this film is highly underrated. Although I don't like to use the words "underrated" or "overrated", because film is still an art from and everyone has a different taste. And that is okay. But it's hard for me to get over the fact how brilliant I think the film is compared to critics consensus (consesi? anyway...).
To me, Interstellar is something entirely new from Nolan. No, not because it is emotional, but the whole pace, rythm, speed of the film is completely different from his previous works'. That is plain obvious. And I just love it. Because of this, I don't want to compare Interstellar to his other films, but I think this is one of my favorite Nolan films. It's always hard to choose between Chris' movies, that's for sure, although The Dark Knight always stood out for me. Just a little, tiny little bit. Now Interstellar is there as well.
Nolan manages to re-shape blockbusters once again. His previous films (Batman-films, Inception) were huge adrenaline rides, unstoppable cargo trains traveling at the speed of light and rumbling through everything. In his previous films the plot just speeds forward at an unimaginable speed, but now it's all calm and slow. And not much happens in Interstellar! It's actually a surprisingly simple film, where certain details of actions and events are stretched out. And it's so ambiguous: so little happens, but it's stretched out into a nearly 3-hour-long film, still, it doesn't feel 3 hours long, oh no, not at all.
The scenery is so beautiful, cinematography is just mind-blowing, and all the effects, all the shots of Endurance and the Rangers, the onboard cameras, the reality of the visual effects, and how the plot, the rythm, everything is much calmer and slower, but because of this, much more intimate... to me Interstellar is one of the best Nolan-films.