The long-awaited full trailer for
Steven Spielberg’s Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar blasted onto the internet today, with a bang. Brimming with music and emotion, it offers a lot more than the vague-shot-of-a-rocket-and-space tester we’ve been poring over for months. The plot and details of the film have been kept very close to the chest – apart from a vague idea about wormholes Nolan’s kept his cards close. But, however wonderfully interesting the great man is a filmmaker, the trailer for Interstellar doesn’t bring the same rush of excitement that the hype for say, Inception, did. It looks like the illegitimate love-child of Children of Men, with its hazy colour scheme depicting an awful, decaying Earth, and Michael Caine sporting an awful, decaying beard, and Gravity’s excellent technical shots of floating spacesuits. Don’t forget the not-so-subtly layered in Spielberg-esque family heart, ‘binding’ the film together through human emotion. Hmm.
The trailer looks a bit hashed together – but this might be due to the fact that it’s one of those films where you really can’t give away too many details of the plot. We’ve come to expect almost a full plot summary in trailers these days, and it’s admirable in a way that Nolan is keeping an air of the mystery which makes Interstellar so intriguing. But, complaints and worries aside, it looks big, it looks awesome, and it looks clever. Taking that, and the fact that everything Nolan touches is critical and commercial gold, into account; I think it’s safe to say that Interstellar looks like a fantastic ride. Watch this space.