Review on the movie Interstellar

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Рубрика: Статьи | Автор: | 14.03.2021, 23:13

Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar, has received a storm of enthusiasm and accolades. There is also criticism, but it, as a rule, does not go beyond the technical and narrative parts of the film Indoxxi. The content of the film, plot twists and turns and the fate of the heroes — all this has already been discussed many times in numerous reviews and reviews. Only the lazy one did not mention that the film is intended for that thinking part of the public who is fond of science, and which is not alien to philosophy, so fans of «chewing popcorn» should not go to this film. Let’s see what the director encourages to think about, and the answers to what philosophical questions he finds.
Plot of the film

Humanity has provoked a climate and environmental crisis on its home planet and is now slowly dying of hunger and disease caused by environmental changes. In the film, we see frequent dust storms and fields of dying cultures, and from the dialogues of the characters it is clear that the time of «capitalist wealth» is far behind. Scientists estimate that the earth will only feed another generation. Then there will be no ecological niche for humans.

It is not surprising that politicians tried to solve the problem by their usual methods: according to one scientist-hero, we are told that not so long ago «bombs were dropped on the starving, but it turned out to be ineffective.» Apparently, the world has gone through another war, or developed countries have reduced «extra mouths» on the planet in such a way.

Now politicians have changed their approach: the main financial and scientific resources are devoted to fighting disease and supporting agriculture. We can understand this from the dialogue at school, when the main character comes to care for his children and is horrified to learn that his son will not be able to become a technician, engineer or scientist, and «voluntarily-compulsorily» will go to plow the fields. It can be concluded that scientific activity and technical comfort have become the property of the elite. Father, an idealist of the cosmos and an experienced specialist, this is upsetting. He is tormented by nostalgia for the technically advanced past; he is in spiritual quest.

The plot takes the hero to a closed facility, where he learns that the government, secretly from the public, is funding a large-scale project for the colonization of space, which became possible as a result of a space anomaly. The hero is invited to a space expedition, in a difficult relationship he says goodbye to his family, and the «adventure» part of the film begins.

The misadventures of the heroes, as it should be according to the genre, lead them not to calm and peaceful corners of space, but to the orbits of black holes, planets with kilometer tsunamis, gravitational-time anomalies and icy deserts. According to the filmmakers, «everything is scientific.»

This spectacular piece, in the spirit of Bradbury and Asimov, «the romance of space», is really impressive.

But as a result of all the losses and sacrifices, the heroes must solve a difficult task: to save people from Earth, at the cost of their lives, obtaining the technology to overcome gravity in a black hole, or to found a new colony on another planet themselves (thousands of embryos are frozen in the cargo hold of the ship for this case).

The heroes are divided, and we are immersed in the «abyss of scientific magic», as a result of which the main character sacrifices himself for the fulfillment of the mission, but unexpectedly finds a way to transmit the data necessary for a scientific breakthrough to Earth, using the paradoxes of space-time.