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I had to let it sink in for 24 hours. During the film itself I was on the edge of my seat, clenching my fists into it, I laughed, I was touched, never indifferent but sometimes confused, maybe. So the final judgement had to wait.
After a good night's sleep and some thinking I feel comfortable in saying Interstellar met my pretty big expectations. I am sure the reception will be somewhat mixed and controversial, because the movie is pretty demanding of its audience and the solution may not be for everyone. I liked it just the way it was, but I can easily suspend my disbelief, even with films based on actual Science.
Worth noting is that Matthew McConaughey and especially Jessica Chastain are outstanding once again. Comparisons to 2001, Gravity, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Right Stuff have been made, they are all right and still can't exactly grasp what's going on here. Saying more about the plot than that we're leaving Earth after a rrelatively short introduction would already be spoiling things, even if the final twist isn't really all that surprising.
Christopher Nolan's space opera is slow ...
Guardians of the Galaxy
Let's be honest. Less than a year ago there had not been much marketing for this film yet. And it seemed like a bold move by Marvel to take a lesser known comic including a talking raccoon and a walking tree as their big summer movie for 2014 without a full-blown A-list cast. People started fearing this could be Marvel's first financial flop. It's not gonna happen though, because word will travel fast. This is riot.
"Guardians" is the kind of lighthearted yet never superficial or even dumb Sci-Fi adventure people loved to watch in the 1980s ...
Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise has been known to fight aliens before, but while his latest effort mimics the best of the genre (Aliens, The Matrix ) while adding aspects of history (the Normandy from Saving Private Ryan) and glimpses of comedy (Groundhog Day), this movie ultimately feels pretty damn fresh.
Time loop films can easily get repetitive, but director Doug Liman is too smart to give us the same scenes over and over. They all serve a purpose ...