You can’t read much Tolkien (or much about Tolkien) without running into that wonderful thing he called eucatastrophe. You might not know the word but you certainly know the feeling: that sudden turn from dark to light, that longed-for help in the midst of real and crushing evil, that unexpected moment of sweet relief that feels like singing and all the world’s bells ringing as help is finally on the way. 1,983 more words
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The plot: In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. 763 more words
Unlike Christopher Nolan, I’ll make this fast.
It’s not the acting (which is actually quite brilliant on all counts) or the father-daughter love (which is super) or the gravity/quantum physics/time travel (none of which I really understand) that bother me. 310 more words