Interstellar Trailer 3
Noticing a bit of silence about this movie. In fact, the only real reaction was Mister Anderson's comment of:
Unsurprising failure to show the critical success of non-Americans in leading space exploration is unsurprising.
But really, that's kind of the point. This is a movie with a message, aimed directly at the American psyche, and at NASA in particular. I don't believe it's mean to belittle the accomplishments of other counties, and more rant against the growing apathy that America seems to have about cutting back on it's own space program.MovieBob's take on the subject back when the space shuttle was retired,
to give an example of where this movie might be coming from.
And really, you can also see it as a counterpoint to Hollywood itself. Off the top of your head, name the movies of the 2000s where Earth has interplanetary abilities, and that was actually a good
thing? And no, sequels to pre-2000s movies don't count, though even then outside of Star Trek you'll be hard pressed to find any.
Think about it: any time humanity is able to go to other planets in movies recently, it's either to show just how terrifying space can be, or to show how big a monster humanity can be.
And even when Earth doesn't
have interplanetary abilities, just being in space
hasn't been shown to be good.
Heck, just having NASA help study a friggin' SPACE CUBE brought down an ALIEN INVASION.
Like the movie says, we (as in America) once looked up and wondered about our place in the stars, now we look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
And it's probably about time someone told us to wake up.