By Mairin Hoffman ’25
Imagine in the future, humanity is struggling to survive on Earth, and your job is to find a new planet in another galaxy to sustain life. This is what Interstellar is about. Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film that runs a whopping 2 hours and 49 minutes, but has you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Interstellar is directed by Christopher Nolan, who has directed several critically acclaimed movies including Inception, The Dark Night, Dunkirk, and Momento. This movie is set in a dystopian future in 2067, where humanity is struggling to live on earth due to daily dust storms that are getting worse and worse. Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), is a father who lives on a crop farm where he works as a farmer. Joe is an ex-NASA pilot and he and his daughter, Murph, stumble onto a secret NASA facility, where he is chosen to try and find a new home for mankind. He will have to travel through a wormhole near Saturn, which hadn’t been explored at that point. The risks of the length of the journey is unknown, and time is different in the galaxies they travel to, as 1 hour is the equivalent of 7 years on Earth. This factor makes the movie very emotional, as his relationship with his daughter has been noted as very close from the beginning. As he travels through space, there are many great successes and horrifying moments which have you covering your eyes. The plot of the movie, although adventurous, also turns out to be profound and emotional, and the next thing you know, you will be crying your eyes out. This movie is worth the almost three-hour running time, because your life is completely changed after watching it.
Interstellar has been noted as one of the most scientifically accurate films about space of all time and one of the most adored by viewers and critics, although given a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86% Audience score. I watched this film with my family, and after it, we were all reading about it, and we were all crying together. It was truly fascinating and shows the true love of a relationship between a parent and a child and how much that can impact someone’s actions. Interstellar is a movie you should put on your watch list and a movie you should treasure every second of.