Interstellar, Christopher Nolan‘s latest film, debuted last week. Find out my thoughts on it.
More important, though, check out these two hilarious McConaughey parodies.
1.) Matthew McConaughey’s rise from rom-com staple to Oscar winner has astounded many. Some genius labeled his meteoric ascent “the McConaissance.” Our first video explores this transformation, imitating a scene from True Detective. (WARNING: this video has strong language.)
2.) McConaughey filmed a series of super serious Lincoln commercials recently. Check out Jim Carrey‘s brilliant parody of these TV spots.
Now that we’ve covered the important stuff, I have a few quick thoughts on Interstellar. (Spoilers ahead!)
The film is beautiful—and nearly three hours long. It feels longer than this video of Chuck Norris staring at you.
Parts of the plot make almost no sense. I can’t wait for the Screen Junkies guys to make an “Honest Trailer” for this movie. For a great example of their work, check out the Honest Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.
For a movie about humanity’s possible extinction, there’s almost no talk about God. Well, there’s not much straightforward God-talk. There’s a great Atlantic article about the film’s interaction with religious ideas, and how it uses space to explore our deepest questions: “Interstellar Isn’t About Religion (and Also It Is Totally About Religion).” Megan Garber‘s analysis in this piece is excellent:
So filmmakers have developed a canny way to talk about religion in movies without actually, you know, talking about it—allowing themselves to explore the biggest of life’s questions and ideas while avoiding “Uncomfortable Conversations.” Their method involves a political safe space: space itself.
The whole article is worth reading.
Bottom line: Interstellar is a fun film, but it’s not my favorite Nolan movie. (I’m looking at you, Memento.)
What do you think of these videos and Interstellar?