Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster on the space race comes out this week and is one not to miss says Niamh O'Donoghue


Stars: 4.5

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew mc Conaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matthew Cain, Matt Damon


Christopher Nolan has officially entered the space race in his latest blockbuster phenomenon Interstellar. Slow, half-baked, and quixotic are not the words you would use to describe Nolan’s newest release.

The story follows Cooper (Matthew Mc Conaughey), a widowed father of two, who has been chosen by NASA to go on a lifesaving voyage to find another planet that is habitable for the human race.  With the help of his daughter ‘Murph’ (Mackenzie Foy- young and Jessica Chastain- old), the duo set out to solve one of the biggest mysteries in our universe.

Set in the near future, the film highlights the need for more space exploration.
Although it shares obvious tributes to the sci-fi genre, Interstellar is an engaging blend of thrilling drama and romance. The film is quite long - just under 3 hours - but the strong storyline pulls you in and spectacular Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) effects will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Quite like Christopher Nolan’s previous works such as ‘Inception’, the film does not follow a conventional form and will leave your mind wondering and questioning long after the film has ended. The coalition of realism, along with the strong CGI effects, are what places Interstellar above the rest.

However the purpose of the production was not just for cinematic entertainment, it has also massively aided the science world. By partnering world-leading physicians with the newest CGI, Interstellar portrays the most scientifically accurate black-hole to date.

Apparently black-holes are not so black after all, and actually have a bright ‘halo’, or gravitationally warped starlight, that surrounds the black-hole.

With a score provided by the honourable Hans Zimmer, you will leave the cinema with the hairs standing at the back of your neck.

Interstellar is one to be watched in IMAX if you get the chance, but a word of warning: If you suffer from motion sickness easily, I would avoid sitting near the front.

The official premier will be held next Wednesday November 5th at The Savoy Cinema, and officially opens in Irish cinemas on November 7th.