Interstellar: Why the best film I’ve ever seen, isn’t.


I just walked out of Interstellar and felt like I had nothing to say. So, ironically, here I am writing about it.

Some of the best film experiences I’ve ever had took me on a journey of emotions – then left me hanging at one. Be it hope or despair or pure inspiration, I walk out of that cinema feeling somehow changed by what I saw.

With Interstellar I left the cinema in the same state I’d walked in, and since it’s one of the most beautifully made films I’ve ever seen – with great acting, incredible special effects, a solid and very interesting story topped off with the perfect soundtrack – that’s definitely not what I expected.

Because this was a film that took me on a full gamut of emotions. It had me on the absolute edge of my seat, gasping and crying and in pure awe at the journey I’d been witness to. Then all of it was wrapped up nicely, no loose strings, a bow stuck on top, and I was sent on my way.

For all those feelings this film evokes – and it most certainly evokes a lot of them – they are self contained. It’s left me feeling nothing in particular having experienced them.

Except perhaps a curiosity that I may have missed something.

6 thoughts on “Interstellar: Why the best film I’ve ever seen, isn’t.

  1. By far the best movie I have ever seen in my life! My dad and I went to go see it at the local cinema and we both left the cinema in awe. The visuals of the other planets, wormhole, black hole, etc. were absolutely amazing. The soundtrack was one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard in a Sci-Fi movie. The story was incredible with some of the best acting by Mathew Mcconaughey and Anne Hathaway. It was emotionally gripping and such a great concept for a story. I recommend this outstanding movie to anyone who likes Sci-Fi/ Action Adventure/ Story Lover, etc. And if you do see this movie, come with an open mind because you will be speechless when you leave to cinema!

  2. I completely agree. I was enraptured through every moment of it, always on the edge of my seat.
    I loved that it went the completely opposite direction of the massive lens flares and crazy camera movements that recent sci fi films relied on, and the acting throughout was superb.
    But like you said everything is tied up so nicely that you have a sense of satisfaction(?) at the end rather than this one raw emotion that you cling to when you leave the cinema.

  3. I kind of liked it though, a different feel then most films these days (a lot seem to be left open ended for sequels) this was a whole complete story

  4. Just got back from seeing it myself, and am still processing it all. Mostly, I’m in awe of the visuals – that’s the first time I’ve seen a wormhole in a movie and gone ‘yep, that’s what it would look like’.

    The rest of the movie was amazing as well, I’m just not quite over that shot yet…

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