The Late Reviewer: Interstellar

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April 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer

I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan. I think that his Batman movies were some of the best films ever made. Also, his film Inception was very clever and started a whole new genre of “Super complicated plot” movies.

Interstellar is his latest movie and received great reviews in 2014. I greatly enjoyed most of it, but the film has some fatal flaws that ruined it for me: The casting of Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon.

Why do most people have a visceral dislike for Anne Hathaway? It is because she has a mean bitchy look to her face caused by her Botox-frozen forehead. It is rare to see a big Hollywood movie with a lead star having Botox these days, but it somehow happened on Interstellar.

Regarding Matt Damon, can we just all agree that he can’t act? Mr. Damon has been very busy building power relationships in Hollywood and that is why he still has a career. This guy annoys not only me, but everyone I know.

Now, if you do not have an anaphylactic reaction to Mr. Damon or Ms. Hathaway as I do, then you will enjoy Interstellar. Director/Writer Nolan dreamed up same very clever and visually stunning space scenes. The quantum theories of worm holes and black holes are plausible enough to not lose the viewer.

However, the most important part of the plot focuses on how humans killed the planet. Mr. Nolan portrays a planet that is slowly dying due to a virus that is killing the vegetation. This is realistic. If the human race gets whacked, it will be either from nuclear weapons or from some new biological epidemic. Ebola was just a wake-up call.

In the movie, the various governments of the world are portrayed as feckless and resorting to propaganda to control the masses. That is taken straight out of the news headlines of the real world.

In summary, I could be too hard on this film because I absolutely despise Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway. The rest of Interstellar is quite good. Mathew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain delivered excellent performances.

(I saw some photos of my mother when she was young and there is a shocking resemblance to Jessica Chastain)

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