12 Things That Interstellar Got Right

Those aspects that Nolan's space epic got "alright, alright, alright."

After a long and exciting built-up to the release of Christopher Nolan's first flick since the controversial Batman finale The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar - starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain - blasted off, launched itself into the depths of space, disappeared through a wormhole and has... found itself met with middling reviews? Surely not? At least, there has been a noticeable lack of "super positive" reviews; a lot less than Nolan fans presumably expected, what with even the movie's most adamant fans - critics inducing - citing plot holes and a confusing ending amongst the many reasons why Interstellar failed to provide movie-goers with the totally immersive and modern day 2001: A Space Odyssey they'd desperately hoped for. Which means that a lot of the coverage on Interstellar over the course of the past two weeks has focused on the negative aspects - the things that the movie failed to get right. Whilst there are criticisms to be made (yes, it's true that Interstellar is not perfect), there's also a lot about Christopher Nolan's most inherently ambitious movie that deserves our gratitude, admiration and praise. Here are 12 things that Interstellar got right; those aspects we felt worked and helped to make the movie worthwhile, starting with...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.