In Interstellar Christopher Nolan is traveling through worlds even more spectacular than the far reaches of the mind he explored in Inception. The new trailer for Nolan’s eagerly awaited Interstellar finally gives some idea and visual feel for the journey. All of humanity is at stake of course. A top notch thriller with this many Hollywood stars–Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley–has to have large ambitions.
Two-and-a-half minutes after Matthew McConaughey’s voice begins the Interstellar experience with a complaint about lost ambitions (“We used to look up at the sky…now we just look down…”), we’ve blasted off and traveled through a wormhole in space. The fantastic journey of the trailer ends with Michael Caine reading the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’s great poem of defiance “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.” Interstellar certainly will not.