Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stephen Carter - 'Interstellar's' Guide to Fixing Our Climate

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I finally got out to see Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” last weekend, and I enjoyed it immensely. Yes, Hans Zimmer’s score was maddeningly intrusive, and there were plot holes galore, but the film taken as a whole I found remarkable.

Alas, not everyone had as much fun. In particular, some climate-change activists came away annoyed. There wasn’t “a single semi-coherent statement ... about climate change throughout the movie,”warns Eve Andrews at Grist’s always lively Green Screen. Adds Noah Gittell in the Atlantic: “For those who care about climate change, the film feels like a missed opportunity.” The characters, he complains, “do not talk much about their mistakes on Earth.”