Interstellar–Launch Time!

I just returned from watching Interstellar.  Yes, I treated myself to the IMAX version!

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

“A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”


Christopher Nolan


The previews were were treated to make you want to see it, but the film is far better, and really is a “thinker” film.  This is not a Sci-Fi shoot-’em-up, but rather an awesome science fiction film with the best elements: story, necessary effects, and a believable cast.  This one is an exploration film with a twist–think 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I’ve read posts on forums and Facebook that show some mixed reactions, but mostly positive reviews.  After watching this space opera, I think those naysayers are either young kids, or folks that expected laser bolts.  There is also a “thinker” element involved–which I love!  You don’t need to be glued to every detail, but let’s just say this film will have you thinking from approximately 20 minutes into the film all the way to the end credits.  There are a few times when you think you have it figured out then–BAM, Nolan throws you for a loop.

Matt McConaughey  does a fantastic job portraying Coop, a corn farmer turned astronaut.  I can’t tell you any more without spoiling it.  Anne Hathaway is brilliant as Brand, one of Coop’s mission specialists.  It is VERY difficult to even describe these characters without giving away info you need to see.  There is also the welcome sight of Sir Michael Caine.

You can tell by my intro that I enjoyed this film.  Well, I loved it!  This is one of those 3-hour  epic films that never slows down–you’re always waiting to see what happens next.  You also need to ponder Albert Einsten’s General and Special Theories of Relativity, though they are touched on during the story.  I will not only see it again, but grab the BluRay when released.




About Rob Tipton

Hello, readers and fellow Sci-Fi junkies! Let's begin with how it all started for me, shall we? I became hooked on science fiction at at early age. In fact, I was a 1-year old toddler that sat in awe of Star Trek in 1969. That alone set my course for the stars. From then on, any sci-fi of the day was "must see!" Everything from Space 1999, Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers serials, Planet of the Apes, Six Million Dollar Man and everything in between. Then in 1977, everything changed--yes, Star Wars. My life was forever shaped around it from that point on. The next year, a new show aired on television that would also grab a firm grip on me--Battlestar Galactica. I went from Kenner and Mattel toys to the "big boy" toys in the years that followed. I now build Star Wars and BSG prop replicas. I also maintain a good friendship with the cast members of BSG, and actively support Galacticon and other events. My love of comic books and superheroes began at age 4. I got my first Mego figures that Christmas. Batman has always been my absolute favorite! When I was 7, I began collecting comic books. I leaned heavily towards Marvel, but stayed faithful to DC by always grabbing issues of Detective Comics and Batman. By the time I was a teenager, I was "too cool" to keep reading comic books, and switched gears to guitar playing. That has stuck with me to this day. In 2003, I got back into comic books, but this time, I leaned more towards DC titles. Since then, I've evened it out. Now a retired/disabled Air Force veteran of 23 years, I have all the time I need to pursue all of my hobbies. I balance my time with comic books, prop building, costume making, writing reviews and guitar work. Life is good. It is now time for me to share that with all of you--the Scifant crowd. So, sit back, relax, grab your drink of choice and let's get to it!

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