The NY Post reports that Paramount President Brad Grey held a private screening of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar for a diverse group that included directors Ang Lee and Steve McQueen, actors Chris Rock and Jake Gyllenhaal, billionaire Ronald Perelman, and noted genius Neil DeGrasse Tyson. While they haven’t Tweeted reaction to the film just yet, former Ant-Man helmer Edgar Wright asked the social media-sphere:
Am I allowed to say that 'Interstellar' is incredible yet?— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 13, 2014
That was a while ago. Apparently there were more recent screenings of Nolan’s expansive sci-fi journey, and in 70MM, no less. For a few Twitter reactors had this to say about Interstellar after emerging from early screenings:
We saw #Interstellar in 70mm IMAX tonight. Compounded the resonance with 2001 in fascinating ways. And the blacks and whites - mmmm!— Noah Cowan (@noah_sffilm) October 21, 2014
#Interstellar is extraordinary - an angry, Heinlein-influenced rebuttal to Clarke and Kubrick's 2001 & a poem to light and gravity...— Noah Cowan (@noah_sffilm) October 21, 2014
And the reactions kept flowing in, though from mysterious screenings attended by relatively anonymous patrons:
Saw Interstellar last night...absolutely brilliant. Get ready for a new world.— Kevin Morris (@KevinMorrisWMP) October 20, 2014
Right, but did author Kevin Morris also like Grown Ups 2?
Saw Interstellar last night - what a stunning, crazy film and emotional roller coaster. Incredible pacing and sound throughout too.— Andy Weissman (@aweissman) October 21, 2014
Awesome, Andy. But how did you feel about The Best of Me?
My only point being that these are unfiltered responses to Christopher Nolan’s latest, and we don’t know much about the source. Could Interstellar be mind-blowing? Likely. If the movie’s as good as Twitter suggests at the moment, we’re all in for an insane ride starting about two weeks from today. Get your tickets. They likely are disappearing, quickly.