*Interstellar* left me cold. [Matt liked it more](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/11/quick-review-interstellar/), but to me it completely failed in its mission to inspire wonder about the stars above us. Luckily, filmmaker Erik Wernquist has taken inspiration from actual photos of our solar system to make a short film called *Wonderers*, an exhilarating vision of humanity’s spacefaring future set to a narration by Carl Sagan.
If, like me, you can’t help but stare open-mouthed at a clear starry sky, this could be the most beautiful thing you watch this year.
_Interstellar_ is probably the most ambitious film I’ve seen all year. It aims high in terms of scientific accuracy, storytelling, and cinematic scope, and it very nearly succeeds. But not quite. That’s not to say it’s a bad movie, but I was hoping for a great movie and this is just a good one.
WE still don’t 100% know what Christopher Nolan’s _Interstellar_ is really about (saving the world?) and this trailer doesn’t feature much in the way of new footage but on the other hand all the footage is amazing and you get to hear Michael Caine read _Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night_ so just watch it already because that’s awesome.
Even though *The Dark Knight Rises* is one of the biggest cinematic disappointments in recent memory, the first glimpse of a new Christopher Nolan movie still fills me with excitement thanks to *Momento*, *Insomnia*, and the masterpiece that is *Inception*. His new movie, *Interstellar*, is due for release next November. Here’s the first teaser:
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