Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic is indeed worthy of cinematic praise but it has come in for some criticism regarding plot. He is quoted as saying the story is of a father trying to get home to his family but when we look deeper it is quite obviously a thesis on how best to leave it. The character of Cooper is a man left pant shat when faced with responsibility. His wife has passed and so he is left to look after his annoying brat daughter and ‘soon to turn into’ shit basket son. Tortured by existenialism and his senile father rabbiting in his ear that things ‘were woefully better back in his day’ Cooper yearns for escape. He looks up to the sky and wonders about his place among the stars, oblivious to the fact his father was an alien in 3rd Rock From The Sun and real name John Lithgow. For no reason other than sheer idiosyncratic contempt, NASA arrive on his doorstep and ask him to pilot a mission into space. Clearly aware of his childrens upcoming puberty he raises his hands in the air and screams ‘Seize the motherfuckin’ Carpe Diem. No more shall I have to deal with my wingey gingey daughter or suffer the indignation of my sons upcoming emo-ness’.
Is Cooper right to leave his family? It would be quite hard to disagree given that Christoper Nolan’s movies are defined by the female character. The protagonists actions are defined by the influence of women. Here, we are told Coopers wife has died and been clearly reincarnated into the dust that is killing Earths crops and coming to kill our morally questionable main character. ‘Sod this’, he says ‘alternate universe is the way to fuckin’ go’. Once in space it becomes clear that Cooper couldn’t engineer his way out of a set of fuckin’ steps. I mean he worked for NASA and then decided to uproot his family out to the sticks to some banged up shack built on a dying plantation attacked by dust. He is sent into space surrounded by a ‘scientist’ who couldn’t tell the difference between a mountain and a wave and an over emotional Anne Hathaway on the prolonged rag. They then entice the black man into the worst job of staying alone for decades whlist they go off to a beach with TARDS to study absolutely fuck all. In what can only described as a crass attenpt at redemption, Cooper reunites with his daughter on her death bed in what can only be perceived as an emotional act of atonement but the truth of the matter is Cooper only seeks her blessing to bang a bird in a galaxy far far away.
it is also a prequel to True Detective. Cooper comes back from space and changes his name to Rust Cohle. His odd behaviour and all knowing theories of universe coming from his time spent behind a dusty book case.