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Re: “Matthew McConaughey goes nowhere fast in Interstellar

Sir, this was by far one of the most brilliant films executed to date. Without a doubt.

When 2001 was critiqued it was done so in a period of time where people were far more open-minded, and so therefore was acclaimed as such.

The social state of affairs in regards to how people 'expect' to interpret mainstream media in today's age is one of instant gratification and simplicity. I am not surprised there were many that could not appreciate the writing in this film. It's being reduced to its plausibility and realism when this film is obviously not only a sci-fi but an absolute metaphor on a level so deep that 90 percent of the critics who review this film have missed it completely.

The space travel, saving the world, question of time and its relativity are all traditional Hitchcockian maggufins, this film is about a man's love for his daughter and vice versa, the power of love, and the humanistic fabric that has held us together through every challenge the world has presented.

As far as your comment on suspense? You are one hard rock to throw- because my wife and I walked out of the theater with literal anxiety, a notion that it would be a long time before we could sit through that emotional roller coaster again no matter how absolutely brilliant the film was, and a sense that we just experienced one of the most heartfelt and captivating stories ever told on screen.

I'm not going to discredit you by any means, but I think you should give the film another chance, and this time know that you're not watching Dark Knight. Had Nolan never made those films people would be hailing this one a masterpiece, but he never intended on creating mainstream comic book stories. He was meant for far greater as Memento, The Prestige, and even Doodlebug suggests. His films are ambiguous, always with a deeper meaning, always meant to formulate a deeper question, and rarely about what the subject matter specifically suggests. The art is deeply intertwined with the message of the artist. If you can't appreciate who Nolan is, you'll never truly understand his works.

And guess what? That's your fault, not his.

48 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Nsite on 12/15/2014 at 11:22 AM

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