At 11/7/14 05:49 PM, Auz wrote:
I went to see Interstellar this evening.
I saw that today.
Really frustrating film. There's a great 100-120 minute film somewhere in there, but there's so much filler bullshit in the middle that it ends up being a chore to watch. It starts and ends incredibly well, everything before Cooper goes to space and after Matt Damon gets exploded is spot on, but the stuff in between is just dreadful.
It just feels like a concession to the genre. It's a big budget sci-fi blockbuster, so we have to cram some exploding spaceships and crazy water CGI action in there. Don't get me started on Matt Damon's character, who feels entirely out of place, like he's been lifted out of a much dumber movie and dropped down into this one.
It's a bunch of boring filler that gets in the way of the real story, which is the relationship between Cooper and Murph. If the film had kept it's focus it could have been great, as it is I'm not even sure I can say I enjoyed it, despite how much I loved parts of it in isolation.
It's probably best to go see this one in the cinema because of the awesome cinematography.
You get to see it in 35mm? Cinema I saw it at was hyping that up as a big deal, but it didn't do a whole lot for me. We're at the stage where digital is as good as 35mm, so it was more of a novelty than anything else. Have only ever seen older prints shown like that before, but with a new, clean one I might not even have noticed had it not been pointed out. Not like getting to see something in 70mm, which is still an incredible experience.
I also went to see Nightcrawler, which was a much more solid film. Nothing spectacular, but a really strong performance from Gyllenhaal is more than enough to carry it.