When Earth Has Expired, Where Do We Go Next?

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Earth is dying. A virus called the Blight is killing all of Earth’s crops and people are running out of food.

Earth is dying. A virus called the Blight is killing all of Earth’s crops and people are running out of food. The new movie “Interstellar” paints a picture of our world’s future filled with dust and despair. As fields die and are burned to keep down the infection, huge dust storms block out the sun. On top of that, oxygen levels are decreasing rapidly and mankind will soon be eliminated. The film’s hero Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is not satisfied to just sit around and wait. He says, “Mankind was born on Earth, but we were never meant to die here.”

 

For Cooper and fellow shipmate Dr. Brand (Anne Hathaway) the answer lies in the stars. This film is full of outer space science and looking at the bigger picture. If you have ever been interested in black holes, wormholes, singularities, or the concept of time this is a great movie for you. Just imagine what it feels like to orbit a wormhole, and then to dive in.

 

Even if you are not into science, there is a lot of action and intense topics. Imagine your parent leaving you to go into the unknown of outer space and having absolutely no idea when they are coming back. That is what Cooper’s daughter Murph (Jessica Chastain) has to go through as her father leaves in search of new inhabitable worlds.

 

“Interstellar” is rated PG-13, but is on the lower side of the rating. There is barely any swearing and no gore. There is a lot of tension and emotional scenes. If you can, try to watch the movie in an IMAX theater. That is how I saw it and it really made a difference.