Interstellar

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Interstellar is a flawed movie.  A flawed movie worth watching twice.

Yes, it’s not perfect. Ask anyone and they’ll proudly point out all the flaws and plot holes of Nolan’s newest movie.

But there are a hundred different reasons why I fell in love with this movie. Heck, most of them aren’t even related to the genre itself.

What I enjoyed most out of this movie was the underlying theme of love. Strip away all the elements of time-travel and science fiction, and what you get is a movie about a promise. A promise made between a father and his daughter. This single promise drives the entire movie forward, and is what separates it from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Yes, Kubrick’s masterpiece is undeniably the better science fiction movie. I doubt you’ll find anyone arguing that. But what 2001 lacked was human warmth. I never connected with any of the characters, never really cared for their motivations. Nolan recognizes this, and has adapted his movie to suit todays world.  A world where the average moviegoer is no longer dazzled by expensive visual effects and massive explosions.

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Despite it’s weaknesses, Interstellar is my favorite movie of 2014. Praise this movie for it’s strengths, and love it for it’s faults.