I saw it yesterday. I absolutely loved it. About the trailer not showing anything, I appreciated that so much more. Seeing this without knowing everything that was going to happen because of the trailers (which I was trying my best to avoid) really enhanced my own experience.
Well that just raised all the red flags. I now have a good reason NOT to go see it.
At least it wasn't as bad as The Prestige though.
One more thing, was it just my theater or was the audio mixing on this movie friggin' terrible? I couldn't hear any of the dialogue over the music. Especially when everyone mumbled their lines and the music was BOOOOM BASS DRAMATIC AREN'T YOU EMOTIONAL YET BOOOOOOOM BASS
Vaatu, if that doesn't raise a red flag straight off about this dude's ranting, I'm not really sure what will.
Zimmer produced perhaps one of his most beautiful scores, whose strings tugged at those of the heart. Where you got the "booms" from I'm not quite sure, unless you somehow watched Inception instead of Interstellar. The only dialogue that was drowned out by the music (which I still understood) was some technical mumbo-jumbo not really essential to understand what was going on if you were watching.
I guess I can get where you're coming from Ocey, but once, just ONCE I want a sci-fi movie that's good and doesn't have anything like:
- Idiot scientists that don't listen when you yell "Dude! Don't touch that!" at them.
- Random Deus-Ex-Technomagic crap at the end.
- Evil aliens trying to wipe out humanity because reasons.
- Stuff that would be very impressive and thought provoking had I not seen it already in a Star Trek episode and/or Miyazaki movie.
- People saying "shut up and enjoy it, it's fiction!"
This. This right here is my problem. I don't want "pseudo-science"*. I don't want to have to suspend my disbelief with a friggin' tower crane just to get it out of my face. And I don't want to be accused of being some kind of sci-fi hipster because THE GUY WHO MADE THE GORRAM MAP GETTING LOST breaks my immersion!
What I want is for there to be a writer like Arthur C. Clarke out there again. What I want is for a movie that can engage and tell an awesome story without fudging it or handwaving things because "future science = magic lol". In short: I want my damned Rendezvous With Rama movie already!
Sorry, that was rantier and more hostile than I intended. I just hate being told I need to turn off my brain to enjoy SCIENCE fiction, and Prometheus is one of my top five most hated movies of all time. It brings out the worst in me.
If this helps, an executive producer and the primary consultant was Dr. Kip Thorne, a real life physicist as well as "one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein's general theory of relativity." There's a lot of unknown details in this area of space, but Nolan used his restrained creativity to fill in the blanks. That's right, this scientist restrained his creativity by shooting down implausible ideas (ex: an idea in the works was to have them travel faster than light, to which good ole' Dr. Thorne raised a red flag).
I also saw this movie with my coach, who also teaches my school's honors/AP physics program, and he simply sat in awe of the movie and after the movie. This man criticizes anything in movies that ridiculously uses deux ex machina and calls it science, yet for this he affirmed the plausibility of a lot of things we've even discussed while running.
It's less cohesive, makes less sense, and has worse dialogue than prometheus.
Interstellar has the same story as Contact (but with the premise of Prometheus), visuals of Gravity (though not as good. Lots of shots of people inside a ship sitting around while the exciting things are happening out of the ship. Yawn.), and the ideas behind Moon.
ugh. I don't even know where to start. You could cut out the entire middle two hours of this movie and the story would be unaffected. There's a movie star that shows up about an hour and a half in, and for about an hour he just created drama for drama's sake. It's hard to explain without spoiling, but basically this movie tries to pull your heart strings because it can, rather than because it has some message to get across.
Not to mention all of the bad science. They go down to a planet, but on that planet time passes more slowly because "gravity". Later into the movie, time is materialised and manipulated physically. It also has "aliens" that "communicate through gravity because it can transcend dimensions". Also "love is the only thing that can transcend time and space." is a real line from the movie.
Ugh. It wasn't awful, I mean it was perfectly watchable and very pretty to look at, not to mention it's always fun to watch Matthew McCghghghasghnahay, but this is not the next 2001 :ASO.
I've never seen Contact, but while I was thoroughly impressed with Gravity's cinematography (and to be honest, not much else about that movie) the visuals of Interstellar far surpassed any space movie that I have seen thus far. As they were going through that wormhole, I was just in awe. I sat in my chair with a feeling I've never felt while watching a movie, as visuals never impress me to that extent. As for Moon, I don't see the comparison except maybe the AI, though Kevin Spacey-voice played a far different character than Bill Irwin-voice's and role.
Not entirely. Actually, not at all. You cut out the middle two hours, you miss out on beautiful visuals and creative theory and ideas ("Art grasia artis", or "Art for the sake of art" my friend) as well as emotional development between characters that somehow transcends distance and makes you empathize with the characters, which is a large part of the movie. You cut out the journey and the conflict. I agree, there was a little bit too much climax in the middle than I like when there's still some film to go, but I see nothing wrong with introducing a character halfway through. You don't meet everyone you'll meet in life right at the beginning. Plus, it provided conflict, a literary device that drives plot.
Refer to my first paragraph in regards to science, and to correct you, time does not pass slower because gravity but because of relativity, an essential piece in understanding what exactly is going on. Time appearing physically is theoretically plausible within a fifth dimension. I'm not sure if you're speaking sarcastically, but if you still think those were "aliens", I'm assuming you took a restroom break at that point in the film. And within that admittedly corny line, therein lies your message you're looking for. I wouldn't have personally defined love as such, but I thought it was an interesting perspective when she said something along the lines of "You can still love someone who is dead and gone. It doesn't just cease because it can't find a target."
Well, hello forums, long time no see. Sorry if my first post sort of made me seem like a rager or something.