Ruth wrote:Havoc1st wrote:Ruth wrote:Ok, I'm here again lol. But I can't stop thinking about it:In the end, Cooper cared about Murph more than anyone else. Even his other son. I mean, he does reconcile with Murph in the space station, it's sad and all, but.. where's Tom? No one even mentioned his name, as if he died a long time ago and no one even cares anymore. The more I think about it, the more sad I feel about it.Holy shit, i think i just gave my first logical explanation for this film. I still could be wrong though, still can't really remember clearly.Didn't the doctor told Cooper that he can meet Murph in few weeks? So i'm assuming Tom died between Cooper waking up in hospital and Murph's death.He obviously said so. And yeah, Tom could've been dead, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about Cooper not giving a shit about his son - whether he was alive or not, he was basically all over Murph, which is really tender (it's actually really beautiful, since I'm female as well, so it's nice and somewhat even heartbreaking a little to see the daughter/father dynamic in this film), but he had 2 kids, not one. And I don't care if grown up Tom was a bit of a douche (that was probably the result of his upbringing and him being in Murph's shadow all the time, tho), if I were Cooper, I would've at least asked if he was alive, or how he died if he did. I can't remember for 100%, but I don't think anyone mentioned Tom, or his family during the last 10 minutes. I don't think it's film's (or script's) flaw, more like my own personal frustration with Cooper.
Is not that he didn't give a shit about Tom, he gave a shit, otherwise he wouldn't have cried like a baby when he saw him all grown up and with his grandson (or daughter?) Cooper made peace with Tom, he made peace with the fact that he was able to see him, Tom talked to him and Tom gave up on him, understandable, to Tom (like to anybody else) Cooper was like dead, he was not going to see him again, Cooper wen to a place where he was not going to come back in his lifetime, he made his peace, he felt as if his dad was dead and Cooper understood that. What Cooper was having trouble with and felt guilty about is that Murph didn't forgive him, never forgot him, always had the hope that she would see him again and he couldn't bear the pain that he was failing her, that he was failing in his promise. If Tom and Murph were alive when he was picked up by the space station, he would've been with both, but only Murph was alive and he wanted her to forgive him. Cooper cared about his children, not only Murph, he stated that several timed during the movie.