Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle
Very effective teaser. 'Oasis in a sea of garbage' is a good way of describing his films, assuming you're talking about big blockbusters.
I wasn't a big fan of INTERSTELLAR's CONTACT esque ending but I forgave it because I'm a Space nut and the movie's ambitions and performances won me over.
still WAY better than Contact's ending and way more interesting. first time in a long time that I've seen a somewhat original hard sci-fi concept like that visualized so well and in a big Hollywood blockbuster, no less.
actually, my only major problem with that ending is too much narration of theme and information coming from Coop and the robot. it was kind of a ballsy climax for his movie but if Nolan had had even bigger balls to not try to hold his audience's hands and let that scene be a bit more cryptic and vague, just let us soak in the imagery and McConaughey's gut-wrenching performance without the information dumping happening at the same time, I think it would have been more effective and more embraced, at least critically. on the other hand, maybe then it would have been accused of being too 2001-y, since everyone already knows that was a major influence on Nolan.
loved that last shot of Amanda on the planet that Love delivered--THEME-SEALER. see, that's the thing, this movie actually tried to unite metaphysical and philosophical ideals with scientific truths...I love that shit, that's how I live! no wonder it was so divisive, though, because I realize a lot of people fall into separate camps there.
maybe Dunkirk will talk about the line or connection between survival instinct and hope amidst the crushing, inevitable reality of Death.