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Christopher Nolan acknowledges Earth's environmental issues in 'Interstellar'

According to Comic Book Movie on Friday, the release of Christopher Nolan's new movie "Interstellar" hits the web. From the brief overview of the trailer it appears that there are serious environmental issues at hand. Food sources are being depleted on Earth and it appears that Cooper, as played by Matthew McConaughey, is sent on a voyage through interstellar space.

Actor Matthew McConaughey poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The mission appears to find a new world for humankind to inhabit and as the trailer suggests, humans weren't likely meant to "die here". Of course, this film does tend to acknowledge Earth's current and dismal environmental status when it comes to the depletion of our natural resources such as water, oil, and food. With the recent trend of film producers attempting to relate the audience to real life world situations, it's likely that films that touch on such a synopsis could become a success.

There are scenes in the trailer where a truck is covered in sand as well as what appears to be a dust storm approaching an active baseball game. This could be representative of the current world situation that demonstrates how the Earth's topsoil, at least as shown in this movie, has completely disintegrated into nutrient vacant chasm of sand and nothing more.

It's up to Cooper to join a crew of space explorers as his former profession is that of an engineer. Also, the trailer shows two astronauts bedding down into what looks to be a cryogenic stasis chamber as seen in so many other science fiction films. The purpose these chambers seem to serve is long term space travel and keeping the aging process to the minimal. They come across what appears to be a obscure wormhole that bends light in a spherical manner as McConaughey's character enters the anomaly and the trailer ends there.

The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, and a host of others. "Interstellar" opens in theaters come Nov. 7.

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