People are always going to find more fault in this than it actually deserves, because A) 2001 happened and B) the internet propagates an amount of cynics and assholes. The beginning certainly begs for a touch more excitement, but Nolan’s sci-if epic is nonetheless an intensely moving spectacle.
Suffers from many of the filmmaker's worst traits & yet benefits from his greatest virtues. The film is grounded, ambitious, emotionally affecting & often visually overwhelming; working best as an extended mediation on time that attempts to connect the spirit of Spielberg to the ghost of Tarkvosky. Nolan reaches for something here. He might not grasp it completely, but at least he's reaching. An almost profound work.
nolan's rational-minded approach and commitment to scientific accuracy (he brought in kip thorne for pete's sake) is just too at odds with the inherently ludicrous and hokey storyline it's shapeless, emotionally vacant (foy can't sell the father-daughter relationship), and often quite ridiculous despite offering up plenty of appealing cosmic spectacle. and then the third act happens, and...yeah, it's not good
This was another exciting film from Christopher Nolan who has the ability to take us on these amazing journeys with stunning visuals and great actors giving good performances but there are times when his films feel like they are lacking a particular something but that is always overshadowed by his excellent visuals and the way he tells a story.