With its patriotic montage of vintage space race footage overlaid with Matthew McConaughey’s somber yet resolved voiceover, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this for, say, a Bank of America ad, ending with McConaughey’s solemn pledge to get you a really good deal on a small business loan. But nope, it’s actually your first look at Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s latest head trip involving wormholes, theoretical physics, and, quite possibly, space corn. You'll get some of the corn—both the literal and the hokey, rah-rah kind—in this preview, but not much else. Outside of a few shots of McConaughey driving through a ravaged heartland, and a scene of a rocket making its way hopefully into the ether, there’s only the barest hint of a story that’s believed to involve an interstellar mission to save the world’s dying agriculture—and none of the supporting cast like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, etc. Still, it’s just a tease of what’s to come “one year from now,” when America finally drives its ol’ battered pickup truck into the stars.
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