Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What really happened at the end of Interstellar

An examination:

Why is this line so important for my theory? Because if it comes up twice in the story, even though it doesn't bring anything to the story, there must be a reason behind it. In the final act, just before Cooper really dies in space, Dr. Mann's theory comes into place. Cooper imagines the life he would've had if he had been saved in time: Healed on a space station and finally reunited with an older Murph.

On top of that, who hasn't noticed that when he enters Murph's hospital room, the family members around the bed make space for Cooper, but he doesn't care for them. We don't even really see their faces in the shot. After two minutes with Murph, he retires the same way, walking back, and Murph's grand-children (and his) surround the bed again, without paying attention to their great grand-father and hero. You'll also notice Nolan's craft in this shot.

All of this seems odd, even irrational right? Well it seems rather logical if you apply my theory to it. Cooper doesn't recognise his grand-children and great-grand-childen. He imagines their physical presence, but has no idea what they look like nor who they are. And just like a dream, he leave the room walking backwards as they come closer to Murph.