(Please see previous Journal for November and December Challenge Jam rules. I will also apologize if the whole idea sounded too damn crazy-I just felt like... shall we say... experiment with things. I will accept it if it sounded too damn crazy).
In any case.... that thing about "seeing it in IMAX"? Not false advertisement. The damn thing blew... me... away. Took me this long to assimilate it, actually.
I will admit it gets a bit sappy and that it may feel more Spielberg than Nolan, but the brothers wanted to make a sappy movie at least once, so what is the big deal? OK, it sounds freaking odd on a "hard" sci-fi film (which is a genre I have started to come to love pretty much recently-and on that note, I REALLY need to try to get me some "Traveller" RPG stuff), give you that, but what the heck.
Vehicle designs are awesome (really, REALLY love the Rangers), special effects were pretty good (as in "fuck me, how much of this was done with miniatures again?"), the McConnaissance is still going strong (and Mike Caine, as usual, is cool. OK, sure, you can feel like he can pull this kind of role on his sleep by now, but the man has gravitas, you know? Gets there and earns his paycheck, it's what I'm saying, because he could be talking about the Cubs not making the World Series or about how the world is going to go to hell if you don't go out to save it, and he feels like this father (or grandpa, if you love them more) that you do *not* wish to disappoint). Also, John Lithgow (dig the guy a lot, since first seeing him on "Third Rock").
Funny... didn't saw "True Detective" when it was on HBO, and now I'm kicking myself in the rear for not having done so. Is that supposed to be a good thing, or is that bad? And the Mann sub-plot... ok, kinda ok, but technically is there to have Jason Bourne and Rust Cohle get into a fight (and it's not a bad scene, actually).
Is it everybody's cup of joe (or tea)? No, it isn't, actually. Even the ones that dig this stuff may not like the whole even if they like the individual parts. But, you know, if you do like sci-fi films, you should go out and watch it (especially in damn IMAX, doubly so if the film (and that is *film*) version is still available near you). Just... do what I didn't do and try not to glance at the watch while you do it (had pressing concerns with my family elsewhere, and I felt like I was gonna get an earful by the end of it).