The positives in the film are challenged, however, by Nolan’s biggest blatant weaknesses having grown to such humongous proportions. Whereas the flawed The Dark Knight Rises papered over some of the cracks with technical artistry and strong performances, the gaping holes in Nolan’s craftsmanship have become impossible to ignore in Interstellar.
They’re there because Christopher Nolan is Christopher Nolan: geek lord and saviour and untouchable blockbuster panjandrum. The studios know that Nolan is practically God at the box office, which gives him total creative freedom to indulge himself – the result is Interstellar.
Interstellar is, for better and for worse, the most Nolany film that Christopher Nolan has ever made, and there are ten major failings behind it.