Trailer: Interstellar (November 7, 2014)
Wow. I’m a bit sad that I didn’t get to see this trailer and the one for Mad Max: Fury Road at Comic-Con. This one on the big screen simply has to be spectacular.
I’ve been skeptical and a little excited about Interstellar for quite some time now and I have to say that most, if not all, of that skepticism is wiped clean from my mind. The first teaser trailer didn’t exactly give you a lot so I saw it as a bit of a let down. This theatrical trailer, however, gave me a really clear picture of what I was in for without actually giving me much more information outside of the synopsis.
Everything looks compelling from McConaughey and Hathaway to Nolan’s signature moves (slightly muted colors, long close ups of actors, scope-revealing shots where the action fills the frame almost entirely). The cast looks spectacular and I’m mad curious about the flat-Rubix-Cube-y looking alien spaceships (if that’s even what they are). I’m also very pleased with the aesthetic juxtaposition between the modernist “Grapes of Wrath” look on earth and the terrain and atmosphere of the other space dimension that looks almost metallic.
When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage to another galaxy with the goal of saving humanity.
Nolan’s won my ticket dollars - again. Have you always been on board the Nolan/Interstellar bus? If not before, are you now?
Interstellar is written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan and is directed by Christopher. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Casey Affleck Matt Damon and Ellen Burstyn.