Interstellar: Imaginative, Expansive... and Provocative!

November 13, 2014 10:04 PM

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There are basically two kinds of sci-fi films. One kind is the easily digestible. In other words they're the slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am of sci-fi films, of which the 1996 film Independence Day is a good example. Aliens come in massive starships to wipe out mankind and mankind fights back. That's it. You know what you're getting before going out to see it. Afterwards you meet your friends and they say, "Oh you saw that? How was it?" And then you can explain it all within a minute flat. But not so Interstellar, which is the other kind of sci-fi film. For it's unconventional.

Of course this is not implying that all conventional sci-fi films are bad, while also not implying that all unconventional sci-fi films are good. But only suggesting that to try and make an original sci-fi film with an unexplored terrain of ideas is both undeniably very ambitious, and risky. And Sta...

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