Honest Trailer for Interstellar Does Not Pull Its Punches

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 1:54PM
Interstellar
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 1:54PM
Honest Trailer for Interstellar Does Not Pull Its Punches
All I could hope when I saw that there was an honest trailer for Interstellar was that Screen Junkies would leave their kid gloves at home, and they didn't disappoint:



With only a couple of exceptions, they had essentially the same grievances with Interstellar as we did. I don't really agree that there was anything wrong with Matthew McConaughey's performance, especially considering the on-the-nose dialogue that Screen Junkies admits he was saddled with. But other than that, they were completely on point; between the annoying and sexist characterization of Anne Hathaway's weepy character, Cooper "not giving two sh*ts" about his son, and the dreaded lurve MacGuffin, this trailer really lets Nolan's nonsensical and deeply flawed film have it.

Spoiler alert!

But the best part was their description of the ending "going full-blown Shayamalan": "A final act that consists of Cooper taking a black hole to a five-dimensional tesseract constructed by future humans, finding his daughter through the power of love, sending himself the coordinates to the secret NASA base that started this whole thing off from behind his daughter's bookcase, which is a paradox by the way, tapping out complex scientific data in Morse Code from inside a wormhole on the second hand of a wristwatch, which Murph uses to solve gravity and save humanity."

It sounds like they're exaggerating how convoluted, far-fetched, and plain ludicrous the "magic bookcase" ending is for comedic effect, but they're really not. That's just sort of what happened. And yes, this movie was in fact praised by Neil deGrasse Tyson for its scientific accuracy.

They also have a perfect comeback to Christopher Nolan's continued insistence that it makes sense: "It's not that we don't understand it, it's just really stupid."
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