A small torrent of different TV spots for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar hit the web few days ago. I ignored them in an effort not to over-saturate myself in the final weeks before the film's release. My anticipation level is already absurdly high for Nolan's sumptuous outer space epic. But then Warners released the film's final trailer and my curiosity got the better of me.
Holy fuck awesome.
I'm glad that this trailer highlights the space travel stuff as opposed to the dust bowl dying Earth stuff. The very concept of Nolan, the man responsible for the mind-bending landscapes of Inception, getting to play with some truly weird alien landscapes (and perhaps lifeforms?) is enough to tickle all my nerd pleasure centers and from the look of this trailer my excitement has not been in vain. The water planet with the giant tidal waves will surely provide some thrills, but I can't stop thinking about those upside down mountains. I'm getting a heavy 2001 vibe off the whole thing and I couldn't be happier about it, although I can't help but imagine what Spielberg's version of this would have looked like if he hadn't dropped out.
Also, SOMEBODY GET ME THAT WEIRD ASS ROBOT!