That time of year is very nearly upon us, and so it is appropriate that I post this now, I suppose. I literally just learned of this through the good offices of Seth Andrews and The Thinking Atheist podcast. I do truly wish the following were words of my own invention, but they're not. About all I can do is offer them to you for your enjoyment and edification.
Along with my very best wishes for a happy and safe Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanza / Yule / Saturnalia /…
Right off the top, Interstellar is no small statement, either in time or what it attempts to say. It runs a full 169 minutes, not quite three hours, and while it might have been able to give its testimony in an edited form, I seriously doubt it would be the same film or have the same impact.
On the surface, it is what you’ve seen in the previews and trailers. Our Earth is exhausted, fatally damaged by human mistakes and natural disaster. A physicist played by Michael…