1). Paying for IMAX seems to have been worth it. My co-worker Kate said its enormity was astounding.
2). Along that line....it's visually spectacular. We think the sublime of nature in romanticism is being replaced in the twenty-first century with galactic film.
3). Matthew McConaughey is so orange!
4). The dimensions of time (especially near the end) actually blew our minds. Worm holes, black holes, alternate universes, etc. We talked about time and relativity for 20 minutes and still felt perplexed/curious!
5). Matt Damon and the snow planet: gratuitous macho scene that came off as foolish boys having a snowball fight.
6). Robots were not as impressive as our beloved original HAL: their voices were almost too real; their design was bizarre and nonsensical; but their programming capabilities fascinated us.
7). We're happy Anne Hathaway is out of Hollywood hiding.
8). As per usual, Hans Zimmer knocked it our of the park with a shimmering and cavaliering (albeit loud) soundtrack.
9). Dylan Thomas's poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night," while a lovely poem was overused and felt forced. We get it, Nolan, you're an intellectual!
10). The pathos was delicately balanced––it wasn't cold, but it wasn't sappy.
Photo via Wired, by Paramount Pictures.