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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #15 on: 13 October, 2014, 05:17:05 pm »
Getting quite excited by this film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxOhd4qlnA

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #16 on: 13 October, 2014, 11:01:44 pm »
Despite a few enjoyable films, it's been a bit of a dud year for the flicks for me- it's definitely contributed to building my anticipation for this.

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #17 on: 17 November, 2014, 10:04:06 am »
Well I really enjoyed that.  As did Mrs and Tiny Tips.

It didn't seem like three hours in the cinema at all. Some very tense and exciting stuff. I loved the way it all looked like it had been shot as proper space missions with no flashy panning shops twirling around the craft. 

And nice to see Matt Damon crop up as he just wasn't mentioned in trailers or publicity build up. Nice to have some surprises left in this world.

I can see why people wouldn't like it though.  I twigged very very early on that the ending would be pixie dust and love - like the worst of Nu Who - but I decided to go along for the ride, really enjoyed it and felt myself emotionally caught up in the resolution - like the best of Nu Who.

Oh and cool robots.
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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #18 on: 17 November, 2014, 10:22:38 am »
I twigged very very early on that the ending would be pixie dust and love - like the worst of Nu Who - but I decided to go along for the ride, really enjoyed it and felt myself emotionally caught up in the resolution - like the best of Nu Who.

There was plenty of pixie dust & love but the resolution was actually quite satisfying for me; in a nutshell it was simply a time-travel paradox.
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Damon showing up was surprised me too, I think his involvement was purposefully kept secret.

And yes, the robots were cool. At first, laughable in their chunkiness, later a revelation of functional, simple design and ingenious maneuverability.

I really enjoyed this film.

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #19 on: 18 November, 2014, 07:56:46 am »
More like Intersphincter.

It was undoubtedly utter bollocks story wise but it was pretty slick and impressive. My favourite thing was the robot design. I could pick holes in it all day but when all's said and done it was a pretty entertaining few hours and I suppose that's the main thing. I think I'd watch again if it was on telly but I might turn it off half way through and do something else.

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #22 on: 19 November, 2014, 02:20:12 pm »
Read the lost chapter of Interstellar here:

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/absolute-zero/

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #23 on: 19 November, 2014, 04:15:38 pm »
Nolan is lined up as guest editor of Wired in December, definitely worth a look.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/christopher-nolan-wired-guest-editor/

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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #24 on: 19 November, 2014, 07:19:58 pm »
I went into it thinking about how I haven't liked a Nolan film since The Prestige, and pretty much hate everything he's done after that, but balanced it against getting to see a space-opera on the big screen.  I wasn't prepared for *how much* I disliked it; so many of Nolan's most annoying directorial tics were present: the vague, dream-like quality, the constant exposition, the unbearably bombastic music, the bloatedness and lack of economy in plotting.

Worst of all for me was the same problem as with Prometheus- as with Prometheus' utter ignorance of biology despite its pretensions of weightiness, the physics in Interstellar were often garbage.  Which I obviously don't care about in Star Wars, say, but in a film so self-consciously trying to deal with really big philosophical themes, I'm a lot less forgiving.  Even less forgiving given its desperation to be 2001.
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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #26 on: 22 November, 2014, 01:32:23 pm »
That was my reading.
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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #27 on: 22 November, 2014, 01:57:35 pm »
Stored where? Did you see the size of the fuel tanks on the rocket that took them into Earth orbit?


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Re: Interstellar (2014)
« Reply #29 on: 22 November, 2014, 03:04:04 pm »
It's all a bit pants, im afraid.

But reading the early draft script was fun. They should have made this version - http://leonardlangfordlexicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/INTERSTELLAR-Jonathan-Nolan.pdf


Apparently Spielberg was attached to the film at this point.