Trailer Review: “Interstellar” – Out of this World

Written by Leo Panasyuk December 16, 2013


“We Count Moments Where we Dared to Aim Higher”

Christopher Nolan is unparalleled in his craft of filmmaking. He is able to create such dense and interesting worlds yet provide such a small amount of information about them, allowing his audience to make their own discoveries as if they were on a cinematic adventure. Having just completed his Batman trilogy with last year’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” Nolan is gearing up for a brand new project light-years away from the caped crusader of Gotham. Earlier this week, the teaser trailer for his new film “Interstellar” hit the web and though it may be a year away, the short-but-sweet trailer definitely gets us excited for this new, out of this world project of his. Check out the trailer below:

It seems as if space is the new “it-thing” in Hollywood. After Alfonso Cuaron’s highly-acclaimed and massively successful “Gravity” and the adaptation of “Ender’s Game” – as well as the Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending” set to be released next year – the final frontier really seems to have struck a chord with Hollywood. And Nolan is definitely along for the ride.

“They are Our Proudest Achievements”

The trailer, though mostly composed of grainy archive footage underscored by a beautiful narration by the film’s star Matthew McConaughey, shows little footage of the film but offers us a clear – if not limited – premise: interstellar travel. As well, judging by the look of McConaughey’s face, there appears to be hints of some sort of personal tragedy his character endured – but no explicit details yet (which is a good thing considering trailers these days have a nasty habit of giving away too much too soon). Without giving much of the film away, this trailer really reminded me of the debut teaser for “Man of Steel” – before they oversaturated the internet with trailer upon trailer for the film and essentially told you the entire plot (though hopefully this doesn’t prove to be the case with “Interstellar”). One could also draw comparisons to the trailers for “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” where we were teased with such little – yet amazing and speculative – footage that by the time of the films’ releases, our sense of mystery in regards to the direction or tone of the films was all but extinguished. With such recognizable Nolan veterans like Michael Caine and Hans Zimmer attached, there is no doubt that Christopher Nolan will blow us away and take us to another world one year from now.


“Interstellar” is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway and is set to release on November 7, 2014.

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About Leo Panasyuk

A fan of all things film, Leo never really lets himself get tied down to one specific genre. He's always interested in watching new and old films and especially loves the IMAX format. When he's not choosing which movie to watch next, he's studying Film and English at Western University.

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