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Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’.

9.5 out of 10

Warning, review tempered by love of series and nostalgia as it grows to a close. But man, this is definitely my favorite movie of the summer so far.

First off all, I’d like to say that this is my highest rated movie of the summer, and unlike with Super 8, I don’t think I’m going to regret giving it such a high rating. The movie beautifully wrapped up everything fans loved about this series, with the added bonus of being the movie closest in form to the book it was adapted too, but not without some amazing new scenes added for the film.

Being a movie music nerd, I was captivated by the way the composer wove in themes from all 7 films, most notably the melodies composed by John Williams over a decade ago for the first movies. The music served to remind us about the length of this journey, and where our heroes were compared to where they are now. The more poignant moments of the films really hit home the magic that JK Rowling’s series has always brought to the screen, by giving us moments where the actors shined and revealed the true depth of their characters, surprising many who were unaware of the twists in the final book. (I’m actually jealous of those people who went in not knowing what was going to happen, as the final book had some amazing surprises that were executed perfectly in the film)

At the end of the day, if you were never a fan of the series, you most likely won’t love the movie, as it takes no time to explain anything anymore as it drives toward the thrilling climax, as it assumes that if you’re watching the 8th entry in a series, you’re clearly a fan and aware of what’s going on.  But if you’ve followed along with the movies and/or the books, I’m sure you’ll find something to love about the movie as I did.

7 out of 10

Definitely better than the 2nd shitty installment, especially in the action packed final act.

Ok, I know, its got terrible reviews, and holds about a 36% right now on, but I don’t care. Its pretty much exactly what I expected/wanted out of a Michael Bay Transformers movie, and even with paying about $20 bucks to see it in IMAX 3D, I did not feel like I wasted my money.

The action scenes (particularly the final hour of the film) were epic, the new chick fit nicely into the slot vacated by Megan Fox (and looked VERY good doing so, might I add), the opening plot set-up and ongoing mythology explanations were enticing, and with the robots getting more screen time, I’m really having a hard time explaining why its getting so much hatred from critics. It’s decent summer fare, and yeah, I’m a little sick of Shia LeBouf running screaming around and making stupid jokes too, but the movie is far superior to Pirates 4 or the Hangover 2, both of which fared about the same on Rotten Tomatoes.

In the end, I’d recommend anyone to watch it with an open mind, and know that seeing the dramatic battle sequences on the big screen is far superior to watching it at home in this case.

5 out of 10

Wait to rent it on Blu-Ray, definitely not worth a pricey movie ticket.

Ok, to start off, I definitely waited to see this movie as I had very low expectations. This week I had a chance to see it for free (thanks to a GC I received to a cheap REGAL theater), and a group of us went. It’s not as bad as you might expect, but definitely not up to par of the original trilogy (even those who hated part 3 will admit that it was still a superior film to this). Johnny Depp was fine as Jack Sparrow as always, it was just the world and characters around him that lacked, as well as any truly interesting visual spectacle. Plus there were leaps in logic that were extreme even for a supernatural pirates movie.

I had thought that MAYBE the score (by my favorite composer Hans Zimmer) would at least make it worth the trip to the theater, but it seems even Hans was unimpressed by the material. It was clear that he phoned it in on this one, as I haven’t heard such blatant re-uses of old material since John Williams coasted through the Star Wars prequels.

There were a few memorable action scenes, mainly early on in the film that I thought were fun to watch, but the whole thing seemed to fizzle at the end, and lacked any kind of payoff (in my mind). Here’s to hoping that if they decide on a Pirates 5, Johnny Depp holds out until he can sure of a decent director and script.