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Interstellar: The Worst Movie of the Decade


Yes, you read that correctly. A blockbuster hit that won awards and has been nominated for 5 Oscars, I think is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. This movie was incredibly boring, outrageously long and confusing to the point where I had to research message boards to find out what was going on. Also, the music was entirely too loud. It might’ve been the theater I was at (I doubt it), but the music was so loud it drowned out some of the key dialogue.

When I saw the trailer, I figured it was going to be a bad movie. Because from what I gathered, the movie was about the Earth becoming uninhabitable and Matthew McConaughey going to other planets to find one that can sustain life for humans to travel to. This isn’t a plotline that looks to be filled with many twists and turns. Just seems like McConaughey would go to planet 1 and say “Eh” and go to planet 2 and see how it is.

McConaughey plays Cooper, a former pilot who eventually becomes the savior of the world…sorta. I was surprised that McConaughey wasn’t the writer on this movie, because it seems that Cooper could not die even though there were many times for it to happen.

The human race is dying of starvation I think. Giant sandstorms wipe away crop fields and causing people to suffocate. The only hope is to find another place for humans to live. Luckily, a wormhole has appeared in our solar system put by….aliens they think. The aliens must’ve known that Earth was in trouble and created a wormhole to another galaxy with habitable worlds.

There is a lot going on in this movie. I haven’t even gotten to the backstory of Cooper and his family. Cooper is a farmer now, who lives with his father in law, son Tom and daughter Murph. Yes, Murph, because that’s a girl’s name somehow.

Murph thinks there is a ghost in the house. In her room there is a giant bookshelf, and books seem to fall randomly. Murph decides to write these occurrences. Somehow Murph ends up connecting the dropping of books into Binary and Morse code. Really? Are we just going to pretend that makes sense?

Cooper indulges Murph’s crazy theory and puts the code as coordinates on a map and follows it to a secret military base. Cooper and Murph are captured by robots, tough talking Lincoln Log looking robots.

Skipping ahead, because this review isn’t even half way through. Scientist Professor Brand has discovered the wormhole with a bunch of other scientist and have already been sending exploration groups through and are sending another team consisting of Professors Brand’s daughter Brand….yes Brand is her name, random black guy and another scientist. Cooper is sent along as well. Because apparently they want him to pilot the craft because they are in desperate need and here Cooper randomly is.

Murph cries and tries to convince Cooper to stay. She even says the Morse code spells out STAY, but Cooper leaves anyway. The team goes into cryo sleep and go through the wormhole and land on another planet.

The problem is the time this mission takes. They don’t want to be gone too long because the world is dying, apparently, so taking forever isn’t a good idea. On approaching the planets, the time increases for the amount of time on Earth. 1 hour on the planet amounts to 7 years on Earth. So there is a rush to this mission.

I don’t want to spoil the ending or the 1 twist to it in the middle too much. This movie is about a Temporal Causality Loop. Family Guy had it in an episode. Stewie created the universe and Brian questioned how Stewie could create the universe if he was born in it. Stewie explained it like this “The universe created me so I can create it so it can create me and so on”. That is this movie in a nut shell. Something happens, beyond logical reasoning and TCL is the answer to it.

This movie was awful on all fronts. Worst of all, the ending was “apparently” a tear jerker. I was watching the ending and heard a sniff a few seats over. I see a woman in tears. I turn to tell my girlfriend of the phenomenon and saw another person crying. The whole theater except me was having an emotional reaction to the scene! To quote Lou Costello “Why? I don’t know”.

I give this a 0/5. It was just a disaster in every scene. Nothing made sense and it was just so long. I’ve seen long movies without a ton of action and still thought it was good. But this movie had no redeeming qualities to it. The biggest gasp moment for me was finding out Matt Damon was in the movie.

I do give the movie a smidge of credit. They had a line that was so hysterical that I literally laughed out loud. I highlighted it for you.

Cooper: Dr. Mann there’s a 50/50 chance your gonna kill yourself.

Dr. Mann: Those are the best odds I’ve had in years.

Joe Reyes

2015 Starting Off Fast

With the New Year approaching I wanted to make a list of all the new things that I will hopefully be putting online. I have a series of Videos I plan on filming from reenactments to Hollywood movie scenes to Joe’s Fun With Science. I also am putting on original short stories and some fan fiction I’ve been working on.

I am working on a Marvel/DC crossover that is different than anything else anyone has published so far. I don’t want to spoil the idea just yet, but it isn’t the usual Hulk vs Superman stuff. This is a well thought out story that I will try to start publishing it by chapter on this site.

I’m still pursuing my dream of becoming an author, so this is a good way to get my name out there and showcase what I can do. I could use a bit of help though. I’m looking into publishers and agents so if anyone has any helpful ideas I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks to all my readers and followers. I hope I can continue to write and entertain you all. Thanks again and happy New Year to you all.

Joe Reyes

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

I was a big fan of the first novel, but this one has barely any reason for happening. There is a great set up that leads to the Hunger Games, but after learning why everything has happened there was no point to it. Only the last few chapters were significance and lead to the final book in the series.
That is the biggest problem I had with this story. It was incredible. Reading 90% of this book was amazing, but it was that last 10% that killed this novel for me.
The spoiler I will give is that there is a revolution brewing and the rebellion wants Katness as the symbol of it. Why is she the games then? They didn’t need her to be in the games to strengthen the cause. It was terrible to string her along to just let her know at the end that “you are very important”. I can’t write further without spoiling it further.
Joe Reyes

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

The story concept and character progressions are what make this a great series. I’m still going to give it a good rating 3/5, but a lot of the time there is unneeded dialogue and drawn out situations. Another problem I had with the series is that they add too many characters and give them each their own chapters and story lines. Some characters are boring to read, but all serve a purpose and show a much needed point of view in the grand scheme of things. The novels and the show are perfectly synced together, but the problem is they both face the same problems of unneeded situations. I recommend this series, but don’t believe it is the incredible hyped up super series that many people are saying it is.

Joe Reyes


Hunger Games Review

I was surprised that a book about the gladiatory style of murdering adolescents wasn’t that violent of a story at all. Which was good. I don’t want to read about how Tiny Tim got his throat slit with heavy detail. The Hunger Games is a cleverly written novel that the movie has captured perfectly. Suzanne Collins takes an interesting approach about the government ruling over its people in a new and sinister way.

After a massive uprising against the government, the rebellion was crushed miserably. As penance for the revolution, the government has created the Hunger Games, which is a fight to the death of chosen children from the remaining Districts.

2 children are taken from each District and thrown into the games every year. This is to remind the people of the world “Don’t @#$% with the government”.

The story follows the point of view of Katniss Everdeen, a girl who volunteers to be put into the Hunger Games after her younger sister is picked. She puts on a brave face throughout her times before the game, but the first person view lets you know what exactly is going through her mind. The movie cannot portray those feelings.

The only problem I had with the book, but still makes sense as I write this in the grant scheme of the story, is that one child survives at the end of the Games. I thought it would make sense to have the “pair” of chosen children get to survive the games. But that could just be the makers of the Games creating an even more sinister games.

Imagine killing your neighbor, or your neighbors child? Makes the Games take on a worse look to them.

This was a great novel which sets a solid tone for the rest of the series. Hope you check it out as well. 4/5

Joe Reyes

Dante Exum 5 Utah Jazz

The problem is I think he was drafted too high for a player that many people never even saw before. I don’t think Utah was the only team to send some scouts out there to find Exum. I read all about him and saw some clips of him, Exum looks really good, but honestly there aren’t a whole lot of impactful international players out there.

Tony Parker was a late first round pick and Manu Ginóbili was a second round pick. It is a little hard to take a 4th overall pick on Exum when it is unclear who he is really playing against. Honestly, I think American basketball has the best players in the world. Tim Duncan was born somewhere else, but played here. Hakeem Olajuwon came from another country, but played here in America.

Exum could be a good player in this league, but it would be a better gauge of his skill set to see him go against American trained players more often. He fits the needs of the Jazz and has a lot of size for a point guard. He could exploit some miss matches if given the right plays.

Joe Reyes

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