The obelisk walks

Am I becoming too cynical? Am I destined to be the next Armond White, just contradicting popular opinion over and over? I’m not that excited for Interstellar, guys. I mean, I like Christopher Nolan’s films well enough, but I can’t help but feel like he’s just getting a little too self-important with his filmmaking. This movie has “MESSAGE! IMPORTANT! OSCARS!” stamped all over it. Vince Mancini from Filmdrunk mocks it better than I ever could:

In case you hadn’t heard, Christopher Nolan shot this on new 1500 mm film stock that costs a million dollars a second and can only be projected onto the moon. The film will be 17 hours long, and its release timed to coincide with a pass by the Howell Comet which will give it a rare orange glow that cannot be reproduced by human hands. The following day will be declared a holiday in all the free countries of the world, to allow workers time to recover their blown minds and clean their soiled underpants. Matthew McConaughey will be declared Dictator for Life, and together, he and Oprah will produce a new line of biracial uberhumans who will make religion obsolete and usher in 1000 years of prosperity, personal understanding, and velour jumpsuits. I can scarcely believe the day is almost upon us. It’s like I’ve been waiting my entire life.

Mostly what I take away from this new trailer is that Christopher Nolan is trying to one-up Stanley Kubrick by taking the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey and making it walk around. Seriously, skip to 1:23. It walks.

Interstellar comes out November 7, 2014.

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