'Interstellar' Reviews Discussion

Christopher Nolan's 2014 grand scale science-fiction story about time and space, and the things that transcend them.
User avatar
Posts: 7290
Joined: January 2014
Vader182 wrote:
Cooper took less time to decide he was leaving his entire family than it takes me choose between brands of chocolate milk.

-Vader
I don't think he had much of a decision to make. Caine's character made it pretty clear to him.

User avatar
Posts: 19907
Joined: June 2010
Location: The White City
ChristNolan wrote:
Vader182 wrote:
Cooper took less time to decide he was leaving his entire family than it takes me choose between brands of chocolate milk.

-Vader
I don't think he had much of a decision to make. Caine's character made it pretty clear to him.
Leaving your children is an emotional decision, not a logical one. It's a believable choice, but it's emotionally and dramatically wobbly to spend so little time on it.

-Vader

User avatar
Posts: 7290
Joined: January 2014
Vader182 wrote:
ChristNolan wrote:
Vader182 wrote:
Cooper took less time to decide he was leaving his entire family than it takes me choose between brands of chocolate milk.

-Vader
I don't think he had much of a decision to make. Caine's character made it pretty clear to him.
Leaving your children is an emotional decision, not a logical one. It's a believable choice, but it's emotionally and dramatically wobbly to spend so little time on it.

-Vader
I was okay with it, but I know that's a subjective thing. Some will buy it, some won't.

User avatar
Posts: 697
Joined: July 2012
Location: Korova Milk Bar
I'm too scared to click those spoiler tags. Without spoilers, what did you think overall Vader? I'm curious about your opinion in particular.

User avatar
Posts: 221
Joined: August 2011
ChristNolan wrote:I actually think it's one of Nolan's better edited films. A lot of creative and unique choices were made, hats off to Lee Smith.
The jump from saying goodbye to his kids straight to launch didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. I quite liked that sequence.
The editing was definitely non-traditional. It was also very responsible for the pacing in the climaxes of the movie. I find it so hard to judge though because there are almost no films where you have to deal with nonlinear narrative, time lapses, and time dilation to compare it to. I have to watch it again.

User avatar
Posts: 2025
Joined: April 2013
Anyone care to discuss
the ending and the significance?

Posts: 1049
Joined: May 2013
So how about the hand holding rocket launch shot
not even being in the movie? :lol:

User avatar
Posts: 7290
Joined: January 2014
thegreypilgrim wrote:So how about the hand holding rocket launch shot
not even being in the movie? :lol:
Lol, I actually didn't even notice that it was omitted until I got back home and watched the featurette.

User avatar
Posts: 7290
Joined: January 2014
Sorry for double post, but this part of the film just came to me and I want to discuss it:
The part where Cooper hands Romley his earbuds so he can listen to the sounds of Earth and the camera cuts to the ship floating by a planet with those Earthly sounds playing. I have never seen anything like that, and it was simply a genius move by Nolan. Really amazing.

User avatar
Posts: 697
Joined: July 2012
Location: Korova Milk Bar
Has anyone who read Jonah's 2008 draft seen the movie? If so, how much has changed/how different is the final product (without spoilers, of course)?

Post Reply