Saturday, 27 September 2014

A theory on the new Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar...


Because of film that I've been interested to see, Interstellar rates as one of the ones that has the most of my interest.  Not because of it's director (although that helps), but because the initial trailer had me actually thinking, indeed the concept that a man could give up his family to go and save the universe is one that's fairly close to me.

But I've been thinking that if the film is in fact going to be that he leaves his kids behind and does not get to return to them, then that can only be seen as not a good thing, not from the point of view that saving the world being a bad thing, but that it came at the cost of your childrens happiness.

So I've been thinking...

Because like many I've been watching avidly as the various teaser trailers have come out and while I know that Christopher Nolan as a director doesn't shy away from endings that aren't traditional hollywood happy happy endings, but I have to consider that if, as is seen in the various trailers, there's transmissions from his children, then his children in middle age, and then his children when they are older than him.

And there's a whole lot of crying in those trailers...

However, the premise is about using wormholes to travel vast distances, and there's something in the trailer where Michael Caine's character asks for trust, thereby possibly implying that he knows something about the wormholes that the other characters do not...

What if the wormhole's passage through space and time is a two way point, after all, if you looked at things from the point of view of science fiction, then it has to be reasonably confirmed that such things are possible, and last I checked, they haven't proven the nature or details of wormholes, only the theories...

So what if the wormholes are passages through time and space to another time, another space, but like any two way street, you can go both ways...  So the transmission sent by his children when they're older are sent because Matthew McConaugheys character moved out of time and then moved further out of time, and each time his children were still back on earth, decades having passed in their time, but only the blink of an eye to the man travelling instantly to that other time, that other place...

My theory then, is that he goes out into the black, there finding things well beyond the realms of our understanding, but when he finds a world that they can stay upon, he can then travel back through time and space to return to the world that he left behind, with only the time he's actually been away having elapsed...

Well, it's either that or it'll be a one watch film for me, not that I consider this concerns our man Nolan, but I might not be alone in that prognosis...

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