Watch the full trailer here.
Why I’m pumped: Christopher Nolan is at the top of the A list right now when it comes to in-demand directors. This trailer for Interstellar is perfect proof of that. It gives you the general idea of what the movie is about, provides examples of the incredible visuals in store for you, and hints at the intelligence behind both its themes and its human relationships. Nolan can do whatever he wants, and Insterstellar looks like he’s taking advantage of that.
Why I’m worried: Nolan is a genius, but the strength of his movies is usually in the choreography of the editing. He’s never been adept at juggling the complexities that exist between two people, let alone whole families. Insterstellar looks to be about family. I hope that doesn’t get lost in whatever bag of tricks he’s using this time.
Stellar cast: Christopher Nolan has long had the cachet to assemble whoever he wants for his films. But this cast list goes to infinity and back: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (Speaking of which, it’s been too long since she’s been a movie. However, that would be true even if she’d released one last week.), Michael Caine (Wouldn’t be a Nolan film without him.), Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Marlon Brando, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Key & Peele, and Ricky Martin. Okay, I made some of those up, but come on- this movie better be 5 hours long, because I won’t accept less than a half hour of screen time for each those people.