Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar, has already gobbled up $17 million at the box office, and is expected to gross over $50 million this weekend.
Interstellar, which follows a group of astronauts who go through a wormhole in an attempt to find a new habitable planet to save mankind, is playing in no less than six different formats at theaters across the United States.
Reviews of the film (check out Mashable’s review, here) have been mixed. Although critics and audiences mostly like the film, it’s not earning the same kind of universal acclaim that some of Nolan’s previous films — including The Dark Knight and Inception — have earned.
Interstellar is an interesting film in the science fiction pantheon because it takes much of its inspiration not only from other sci-fi films (notably 2001: A Space Odyssey), but from actual science itself.
As we’ve seen with 2013’s hit Gravity, scientists, astronauts and physicists have opinions about how their work is translated to the big screen.
So how does Interstellar stack up? Well, as with its critical reviews, reactions are mixed.
Warning: Light spoilers ahead. We’ve done our best to avoid any outright plot revelations, and are preserving the ending, but be aware that some of the linked articles do not hold back… see more