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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2014, 08:51:53 PM »
I get "I lied about the data so they'd come for me." That is a perfectly logical survival instinct sin. I don't get "I'm going to kill all of you and hijack the ship and go...somewhere." What, just get home because he was that desperate for being around people...but specifically not the three people who were there?

While I thought it sort of created one of the more interesting conflict, I kept thinking the same.. If he just came out and admitted that he only sent the message in the hope for help, they would have to take him with them and not just leave him there.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2014, 10:09:17 PM »
'We are not prepared for this' - deliberate reference to Inception where the same line is used or just a coincidence?

I enjoyed it in parts, but I really felt it was shaping up to be something fantastic - then it stumbled, right around the time that Damon made his appearance. Miscast in my opinion.

Way too much over-explanation as the film drew to a close as well, dialogue spelling out things that we can literally see on screen, or at least may pick up upon on rewatching the film.

McConaughey was great though, he really sold the emotional scenes. Some gorgeous visuals at times too. But too long and unrestrained, and it's to the film's detriment.

He was pretty amazing in the scene where he watches all the tapes left by his kids.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2014, 02:33:02 AM »
He was pretty amazing in the scene where he watches all the tapes left by his kids.

The film was on an absolute roll at that point - we'd had the understated world building at the beginning, the leaving the family/launch sequence, the ocean planet and the consequences of the time they lost there - and I was praying that the film could sustain itself at that level throughout.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2014, 05:59:57 PM »
I hate "funny" robots.

I hate the notion that if you dive into a black hole, you'll end up in a five-dimensional bookcase — instead of crumpled like a used tissue which is subsequently reduced to its subatomic components.
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2014, 08:23:34 PM »
Yeah I thought the bookcase bit was so lame. Also how did his daughter realise it was him. She was just staring at the bookcase for 10 mins and without a real clue was like IT WAS HIM!

Overall I did enjoy this movie though.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2014, 10:37:28 PM »
I hate "funny" robots.

I hate the notion that if you dive into a black hole, you'll end up in a five-dimensional bookcase — instead of crumpled like a used tissue which is subsequently reduced to its subatomic components.

What did you think of the design of the robots?

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2014, 11:29:11 PM »
I hate "funny" robots.

What did you think of the design of the robots?

Loved it.
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2014, 04:17:34 PM »


We did go and see Interstellar on the BFI Imax when we were in London. Great venue. No so great movie. 15°
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 06:26:05 PM »
The Dr. Mann character was the best part for me. I looooooooved the intercutting of him leaving Cooper to die while Murphy does a similar villainous ambiguously justifiable act in lighting the field on fire. Dr. Mann's speech about how he sees himself as testing Cooper cracked at the larger themes and questions the film has.

Then the rest of the film flatly ignores these themes and questions to be just another typical "gotcha!" mind bender (even though I predicted the library thing MILES away). Lame.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2014, 06:38:27 PM »
I could have done without the Mann character. He sure talks a lot, but that's not really what Nolan is good at and so it loses pretty much all of its punch. Also, it's the only part that my friend and I couldn't really wrap our heads around. His motivations are confusing even though he spends like 5 minutes (in the middle of a fight scene!) explaining what he's doing and why he's doing it.
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