‘Interstellar’ is much more than alright alright alright, it aims for the stars

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Alright, alright, alright, Matthew McConaughey has a new movie out, “Interstellar,” and it’s one that should not be missed.

“Interstellar” takes place at a time where the planet cannot sustain humanity. It’s up to Cooper (McConaughey), Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway), Romilly (David Gyasi) and Doyle (Wes Bentley) to find a new planet for humanity while Amelia’s father, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), works on a formula to get people off of Earth. Trust me, it makes more sense in the movie.

The story is more complicated than that, but I don’t want to spoil it.

The overall story of the movie is very good. There’s some cliche moments, but it’s expected with this type of movie that tries to tackle some big ideas.

The best part of the movie is the story between McConaughey’s character and his daughter, Murph, who as an adult is played by Jessica Chastain. Everything in “Interstellar” revolves around their relationship.

That father-daughter relationship has its highs and lows. It is the emotional core of the story.

During the scene where Cooper is saying bye to Murph, the audience was brought to tears. I think that scene may have earned McConaughey his second Academy Award.

McConaughey’s performance throughout the whole movie is amazing. At the very least, he should be nominated for a few awards.

Another person who should get a few awards is director Christopher Nolan. “Interstellar” is his best shot at getting a Best Director Oscar.

The movie is visually beautiful. From the gritty and dirty Earth scenes to the amazing space views, Nolan has made a visual masterpiece. This is especially true when you watch it in Nolan’s preferred format of 70MM IMAX.

When watching it in an IMAX theater, you can see every speck of dirt and every line on an actor’s face. It makes the space scenes truly epic.

Watching “Interstellar” in any other format would be a disgrace to the movie. Go watch it at the Bullock Texas State History Museum downtown. Tickets are only $11 for college students.

Besides the amazing visuals and the great plot, “Interstellar” has a message for its viewers: humans need to explore space.

“Interstellar” is not just alright, alright, alright; it’s a great movie that has phenomenal visuals. Go watch it now at the Bullock Museum for the best experience.

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