Interstellar: A Movie Review

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The Earth is dying and so is humanity. In order to save everyone, NASA is sending a small group on a mission into space to find the next Earth. Stumbling upon the hidden NASA building running this mission, Cooper, who used to fly for the military, is recruited as head pilot for the space ship. Leaving his kids behind, Cooper heads out with four other scientists to help save the Earth and all of its inhabitants.

Like a few movies I have recently seen, the trailer for Interstellar does not do the movie justice. I saw the trailer when I was seeing another movie and honestly had no idea what it was about. But, since it was directed by Christopher Nolan, my husband and I decided to see it. And it did not disappoint. It’s another movie where I can see why the trailer was made to not give away too much. It’s a movie that has several twists and turns that you may not see (unless you are a sleuth at figuring movies out). I personally thought Interstellar was an excellent movie and highly recommend it to anyone, whether you’re interested in science fiction or not. The cast was well chosen and the acting was great, as was the overall story.

Keep in mind that it is a three hour movie, which tends to turn viewers off. However, I will say that Interstellar was a movie that did not feel like it was three hours. There was no point during the film that I thought ‘Is this almost over?’ In fact, there was one point where I thought the movie might be over, or at least winding down, and thought, ‘It can’t end now! They didn’t even explain this part yet!’ My only advice is not to rely on the trailer. Just see the movie.

The Dark Knight Rises: A Movie Review

So, pretty late with this review. I saw the film the second night it was out, but haven’t really had time (or motivation) to sit and write the review for it.

The Dark Knight Rises is the last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale)has retired after killing Harvey Dent, remaining hidden from the world in his mansion. But when a new villain known as Bane (Tom Hardy) comes to Gotham with the intentions of giving the people back their city from the police force, while at the same time threatening them with a nuclear weapon, Batman returns to take back his city with the help of some old and new friends.

I have very little complaints about this movie. I even liked Anne Hathaway in the role of Catwoman, which really surprised me, not to mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Blake. The one thing that was difficult was understanding Tom Hardy. The accent I could’ve dealt with, but add in the Darth Vader type sound effects when he speaks and a lot of his words became garbled. That and his voice reminded me a lot of Sean Connery’s that I couldn’t help giggling at some points. But overall, Tom Hardy made the perfect choice for Bane.

I think the biggest problem I had with it is I just feel like Batman is a complete douche. I don’t know if it’s just the was Christian Bale portrays him (I haven’t really seen any other Batman movies in forever so I don’t really remember) or if I just don’t like Batman. I do LOVE the villains though. Probably my favorite group of villains out of every comic book series I’ve seen.

Grade: A-


The Dark Knight Rises