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Interstellar Family Movie Review

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MPAA Rating

for some intense perilous action and brief strong language.

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Christopher Nolan

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Paramount Pictures

Release Date/In Theaters

Interstellar Movie Review for Parents

-by Ginger Shelby

Be prepared to take a journey that will bend the space/time continuum with Interstellar. In this movie a group of explorers decide to use a newly discovered wormhole to go beyond the limits of human space travel. The earth and the results of climate change set the stage for this spacey adventure. This movie is an action adventure and may be too scary for small children, but this kid's movie review will let you decide.

Interstellar is set in the not so distant future on earth. Climate change has wreaked havoc and the population has been decimated by drought, famine, and extreme food shortages. Humanity is facing their own extinction. When a new wrinkle in the space-time continuum is discovered, mankind has the opportunity to expand his potential lifespan. A groups of explorers must venture into the wormhole to find a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance strikes out on an adventure into the unknown to find a way to save humanity. The only problem is that one hour in the worm hole is equal to seven years back on earth. In the end, Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must choose between seeing his children again and saving the entire human race.

The MPAA rated this movie a PG-13 for some strong language and some dangerous action. This movie has everything that a science fiction fan could want. It has strange devices planted by aliens, mysterious star maps to unknown worlds and a love affair that takes place in the space between the universes where time stands still. This move has its share of bizarre twists and drama. It does contain some thematic elements that may be disturbing. There are several deaths of beloved characters and frightening Chinese robots who are guarding a secret.

This is a complicated plot with many twists and turns, but the question is whether it is a movie for all ages. This move has some traumatic scenes about losing the ones that you love and taking risks for the greater good. As space adventures go, this one is rather mild. It would more than likely meet parental approval for children aged 10 and above. The focus of the movie is on the plot and the characters. This kid's movie review considers this one to be worth watching, if not only for the breathtaking scenery.

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