Interstellar Is a Crying Shame

November 14, 2014 1:29 PM

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The just-released film Interstellar, while certainly a feast for the eyes, represents, in one fell swoop, much of what is so terribly wrong with our species, our thinking, our actions, and our intended future. As accompaniment to a bag of popcorn it's delightful; as a piece of cinematic art, however, it is a violent, awful revelation of human hubris, shortsightedness, and self-importance.

The overall premise of the film--set in a post-apocalyptic future where our briefly-referenced habits of consuming resources and destroying nature have resulted in a dry, dusty landscape devoid of wildlife and no hope for the survival of mankind--is that we can save ourselves by finding another plan...

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