Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Interstellar

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Interstellar – Opening November 7, 2014

Somehow, I managed to watch this trailer without noticing or realizing that this was Christopher Nolan’s latest project. I’m actually glad I didn’t know that going in since it would very much have predisposed me to certain expectations about its content and format. This actually feels a lot less like “Inception” than it does “Super 8” or something grander in scope and less technological in nature. Its early scenes are reminiscent of the image that comes to mind when I think of Smallville, Kansas in any Superman production, and then it’s a whole lot like “Gravity,” which was an extraordinary successful venture into space. Nolan does have two of his regulars in the cast – Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway – but he’s also recruited some of the hottest talent available at the moment, namely newly minted Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, and Ellen Burstyn. The fact that these people are interested in working with Nolan almost makes it worth it all on its own, though it’s hard to know whether that’s the hype or the actual quality of this particular script, an original from Nolan brothers Christopher and Jonathan. Hopefully, this will have the same layered semi-logic beyond it related to the technical portion of its plotline, and that will make it both extremely appealing and hard to understand at the same time. I was very impressed with “The Dark Knight Rises,” much more so than the first two films of that trilogy, and so I have high hopes for this as the latest mind-bending cinematic experience from one of today’s most buzzed-about filmmakers.

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