Interstellar: One of the Scientific Bestsellers


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Valerie Gregorio, Senior Staff Writer

Interstellar takes place in the near future where Earth can no longer sustain life. Crops are being destroyed and society is running out of resources. Oxygen is being reduced and the future generations are at risk. In order to solve this problem, Cooper, a current farmer and former NASA test pilot, and his team of explorers must travel through the galaxy to search for potential habitable planets for humankind to live.

The movie itself has the best visuals and scenery that looked like everything was real. They did not distract the plot of the movie and some action scenes would make you feel like you are a part of the movie.

The plot of the movie is long and more complicated than any other movie I have seen before. It basically predicts what would happen when Earth can no longer sustain life and when we have to find a new habitable planet. A lot of astronomy and physics was involved like wormholes, space travel, and theories.

The characters in the movie will not be considered that memorable because they did not do anything that can wow the audience except for when Cooper discovered something unpredictable that was going on. You will have to see to move yourself if you know what I mean. Other than that, the performances of the actors were outstanding.  Matthew McConaughey, who played as Cooper, worked so well in terms of acting and made his character realistic. He made his relationship with Murphy, who was played by Mackenzie Foy and Jessica Chastain, very emotional and strong.

I have spoken to Sarah Jacobs, a LHS senior, about what she thought about the movie and she said, “I thought the movie was intriguing and it most definitely made you think. It is certainly a movie where you have to pay attention to all the details. They had an absolutely breath taking view of other planets. Anne Hathaway had a speech about how love affects everything.”

Despite the movie being three hours long, it was worth it to watch. I would give it an 8.5/10 because of its visual effects, performance, and plot. It would have been better if the characters were more memorable and developed. Regardless of that, I do recommend seeing the movie, especially if you are interested in science. You will not regret it since it is one of the best movie experiences that I have ever seen.