Interstellar is impossibly—sometimes foolishly—ambitious. With time travel*, wormholes, five dimensions, a grieving family, and (naturally) the fate of the human race hanging in the balance, Christopher Nolan’s latest epic attempts to do ten massive things at once, only succeeding about half the time. But this should be taken as a compliment. Most films are lucky to accomplish one of these things, let alone five.
* Okay, it’s not strictly "time travel,” but I’m keeping this intentionally vague to avoid big spoilers.
TheCroakingFrog says See It
What Hopped: Gorgeous set design, arresting questions about life and humanity What Croaked: Ambitious to a fault, tidy ending
Recommendation Key: See It Now: see ASAP See It: see if you have time Skip It: see at your own risk Forget It: avoid at all costs