MOVIE REVIEWS OF THE WEEK / SPACE SPECIAL :
INTERSTELLAR – ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
“We’re not meant to save the world, we’re meant to leave it”
This movie gave me a headache… literally, I felt my head explode after seeing it the first time in a movie theater. I waited until the digital release to watch it again & got a migraine once more; it is so scientifically inaccurate that I can’t even… I absolutely hate talking about the “science of Interstellar” because obviously, whoever wrote that script was not interested in making it in any way probable. The theories displayed are pure fantasies.
So, I’m gonna stop right there before I seriously get upset about it, and just write about the movie itself, disregarding the complete phony science side of it. The photography is absolutely gorgeous, and the music is right on time. Those two things, coupled with my absolute love for space made me buy the digital copy of the movie, because there is nothing more that I enjoy but watching or learning about, our universe. Even though this movie is a joke when it comes to actual physics.
If I set aside all that, and simply take this movie as an imaginative piece of cinematic work, I’d have to admit it is extremely enjoyable to watch and creative regarding alien worlds, possibly habitable for the human species. It does also treat of a probable issue to become for human kind, which is planet Earth not being suitable enough to support life. I also like that topics like a wormhole, black hole, gravity, interstellar travel, and time are displayed. Fourth and fifth dimensional space are more than mentioned. The mental effects of space travel on humans are also present in this movie. I’d still recommend watching it, because it is well directed, even though it truly doesn’t make any sense.
GRAVITY – ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
“Alright the way I see it, there’s only two possible outcomes. Either I, make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell. Or I burn up in the next ten minutes […] either way, it’ll be one hell of a ride”
Everything that happens in this movie seems way far-fetched… but I guess, it could be a probability that this occurs, although highly unlikely; I like this movie more than Interstellar, I can watch and not get headaches from it and it is less scientifically inaccurate. Although, it is still not good enough on the science side, to say the least.
Sandra Bullock is amazing, she is beautiful and her acting is impeccable. This movie is kind of intense and somehow heavy. The first time I saw it I was feeling nervous on my seat, and anxiously fiddled my hands. I was caught up into it, I didn’t even care about the scientifical nonsense. I was feeling concerned about how she would make it out of space, when every way she tried was failing… it made me consider that those space modules and crafts, gravitating around Earth could also experience failure due to anything really. The astronauts up there would be alone, cut from civilization, and left to deal with those issues on their own, which could result in them not making it out.
The photography is amazing, the way we can see our planet is beautiful, even if everything that is going on in space during the length of the movie, is a nightmare. Space seems cold, silent, and devoided of anything to help because it is absolute and crushing by its infinity. What if you’re lost out there alone, and you don’t have a way out, how can you go back home when even your space suit is failing you; I would definitively recommend this movie. I also own the digital copy of this one, because I like seeing space movies in HD to enjoy them at their best potential.