Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mini Worldview Review: “Interstellar” (2014)

To like:  Another in a now-apparent trend of Hollywood films depicting fathers as devoted to their children, and behaving with integrity, courage, and self-sacrifice, for the good of their children, and often everybody else as well.  Truly excellent message, and to be celebrated.

(Things that make you go “Hmmm”:  I can’t help wondering why it’s okay with Hollywood, these days, to depict fathers behaving this way, but not mothers?  Then again, in a culture where over a million mothers a year decide to have someone kill their children in their own wombs (the one place where, if any child ought to be able to feel safe in this broken world, it’s there), maybe even Hollywood thinks that would strain credulity past the breaking point.  Fatherly devotion?  Sure, maybe, with a really strong actor to pull it off.  Motherly devotion?  Forgettaboutit.

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