Interstellar takes off

Interstellar takes off

InterstellarThe fantastic theme continues to find a lot of fans at cinema, in particular when it comes to “authorial” science-fiction like Interstellar, the movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan, that someone will remember for directing fantastic films of a different kind, as The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins (movies centered on the character of Batman that together totaled just under1.2 billion dollars at the box office, but in the last 14 years, the director has made a total of about 3.5 billion cash for Hollywood), which came out November 7th 2014 is currently credited with about 323 million dollars in worldwide box office, although at home, in the United States, did not shine too having grossed less than 97 million dollars, compared to a cost of production, commercialization and marketing of 165 million dollars.

To give a jolt to the box office was China, where the film premiered last weekend and has already reached 42 million dollars (estimates speak of a final sum in China of at least 100 million dollars, ie a success equal to or even higher than that obtained in the Usa), but good results have been obtained so far also in Italy (7.7 million dollars) Great Britain (6 millions), Russia (5.3 millions), France (4.1 millions), Germany (3.6 millions), Australia (3.1 millions) and Spain (2 millions). Yet the audiences and critics seem divided on this Hollywood “great movie” and if La Rivista Intelligente suggests to appreciate the film without getting too many questions, enjoying “adventure in its fine filmmaking”, maybe trying to track down the many “citations and references to other films of the kind”  from Solaris to 2001 Space Odissey, up to more recent Gravity, others seem not to have loved at all.

interstellarIf you want to get a better idea of the film, you can go on its site or Yutube channel. For our part we can not help but notice that some details like the space suits of the protagonists of the movie actually look less “sci-fi” of the existing prototypes of Z Series that Nasa is testing (Z-1, developed in 2012 and subsequently tested by Nasa, nicknamed “Buzz Lightyear Suit” because of the color green neon stripes present on the arms and legs and Z-2, whose prototype should be officially handed over to Nasa by the end of November 2014 from Ilc Dover which won the order in April 2013) in view of a future mission to Mars, goal for which have already been launched simulated missions as Mars 500 of which Mondivirtuali have already spoken.

Very different from the space capsules currently in development is also the ship that appears in the movie, but in this case, the vehicle seems much more “advanced” than the real ones. The film, in short, seems destined to divide the opinions of fans and “experts” and only in a few years you will understand if and how much will be influenced science fiction and “guessed” or not the evolution of space technology. If you want to know more you’ll just have to continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it on the website or through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali èis also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li).

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