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* HarsherInHindsight: [[UsefulNotes/Covid19Pandemic "All right, gang, let's mask up."]]


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** Although the ecological aspects of the movie are [[ArtisticLicenseBiology shaky]], the ways in which Earth and society are gradually breaking down, and in which people are trying to keep them going, are strongly reminiscent of previous disasters; as a result, they have an [[AdultFear emotional weight]] that partially balances out the limitations of the science.


* WhatAnIdiot: While the crew is on Miller's planet, Amelia insists on trying to retrieve the data log, despite Cooper warning her that the next wave was coming - ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9wewOCMzgs which she could plainly see.]]'' Making her indirectly responsible for [[spoiler: Doyle's death, since he sent CASE to save her and [[HeroicSacrifice had to manually override the controls to the shuttle doors]], mere seconds before being swept away]].

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* WhatAnIdiot: While the crew is on Miller's planet, Amelia insists on trying to retrieve the data log, despite Cooper warning her that the next wave was coming - ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9wewOCMzgs which she could plainly see.]]'' Making her indirectly responsible for [[spoiler: Doyle's death, since he sent CASE to save her and [[HeroicSacrifice had to manually override the controls to the shuttle doors]], mere seconds before being swept away]].away. Even worse, it was AllForNothing anyway, because the giant, mountain-sized Tsunami should have immediately clued her in the planet was not a viable option for habitation, and due to the YearOutsideHourInside nature of the time dilation on the planet, the data they retrieved was completely useless anyway, as the probe had only been operating for less than an hour by the time they retrieved it. Even worse than that, her decision ends up costing them literal ''decades'' on their extremely time-sensitive mission.]]


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film turned out to be very, very popular in Korea, surpassing the record numbers made by Warner Bros' ''Film/PacificRim'' and staying at number one for three weeks in a row. Business in China has also been good, with its opening weekend there surpassing the opening weekends of Nolan's previous films.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film turned out to be very, very popular in Korea, surpassing the record numbers made by Warner Bros' ''Film/PacificRim'' and staying at number one for three weeks in a row. Business in China has was also been good, with its opening weekend there surpassing the opening weekends of Nolan's previous films.


** [[https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-little-maneuvers-gonna-cost-us-51-years "This little maneuver's gonna cost us 51 years."]]

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** [[https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-little-maneuvers-gonna-cost-us-51-years "This little maneuver's gonna cost us 51 years."]]"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Used for memes involving a ThisIsGonnaSuck moment.[[/labelnote]]

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** Ellen Burstyn plays the [[spoiler: now elderly child of a parent who stayed young]]. She'd also do something similar in ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline''.


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* JustHereForGodzilla: Even those who don't like the film admit that Matthew [=McConaughey=]'s performance is one of the best things about it. Especially the harrowing scene where he has to watch twenty-seven years' worth of messages from Tom.


** They all keep getting older, I stay the same age.

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** They [[Film/DazedAndConfused "They all keep getting older, older,]] [[ActorAllusion I stay the same age."]]



** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/1-hour-here-is-7-years-on-earth One hour on this planet is seven years on Earth]].

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** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/1-hour-here-is-7-years-on-earth One "One hour on this planet is seven years on Earth]].Earth."]]
** [[https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-little-maneuvers-gonna-cost-us-51-years "This little maneuver's gonna cost us 51 years."]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Murphy. Not only during her childhood. Even when she's an adult, this shows up quite often, especially when she's happy or astonished. Her EurekaMoment late in the film stands out in particular.

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** Brand accuses Cooper's decision to pursue Dr. Mann's planet over Dr. Edmund's as spiting her for delaying their mission on Miller's. While Cooper assures her that Mann's is the most logical pursuit, Cooper ''is'' prone to making decisions based on personal feelings instead of pure logic, and he is incredibly shaken that he missed his childrens' transition into adult life because of Brand's screw up.


* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad). Then again, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Especially in these times.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential bad, and will destroy potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad).humanity''). Then again, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Especially in these times.


* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad). Then again, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad). Then again, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. Especially in these times.


* AccidentalAesop: Humanity being threatened with extinction due to a global blight sounds like an argument for disease-resistant [=GMOs=] and against [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_saving#Legality corporate control of genetic diversity]].

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* AccidentalAesop: Humanity being threatened with extinction due to a global blight sounds like an argument for supportive of disease-resistant [=GMOs=] [=GMOs=][[note]]Genetically-Modified Organisms[[/note]] and against [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_saving#Legality corporate control of genetic diversity]].



* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad).

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The movie contains many examination of the ethics and biological drives of survival instinct versus altruism... then at the end, the story comes down to ThePowerOfLove just to make it clear that altruism is good. Also AntiIntellectualism is bad -- very, ''very'' bad (as in "potential means to save lives (anything from one person up to ''the whole of humanity'') removed because of it" bad). Then again, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.


* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler:Dr Mann]] being slowly revealed as a villain - especially as he's implied to have been a NiceGuy who slowly went mad - eerily reflects a brief dip in the public opinion of his actor [[spoiler:Matt Damon]] following a discussion he made regarding the fallout of the Hollywood sexual abuse scandal in 2017.


* FriendlyFandoms: Despite being rivals at the [[DuelingMovies box office]], there's been some friendly interaction between the film's fans and the ''Disney/BigHero6'' fandom due to their respectively popular [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]]. There's even [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/1305d6c4710f8de9c5e074c74266e10c/tumblr_ner0dgVL231rm30moo1_1280.jpg fan]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/580f0bdd9ad6ebe6673c8d15edc49f2b/tumblr_nf13z6r61T1rz034to1_1280.jpg art]] of TARS and Baymax interacting with each other! We also have [[http://gomigomipomi.tumblr.com/post/105085642646/two-kid-geniuses-from-the-two-recent-movies-ive this.]]

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* FriendlyFandoms: Despite being rivals at the [[DuelingMovies box office]], there's been some friendly interaction between the film's fans and the ''Disney/BigHero6'' ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6'' fandom due to their respectively popular [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]]. There's even [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/1305d6c4710f8de9c5e074c74266e10c/tumblr_ner0dgVL231rm30moo1_1280.jpg fan]] [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/580f0bdd9ad6ebe6673c8d15edc49f2b/tumblr_nf13z6r61T1rz034to1_1280.jpg art]] of TARS and Baymax interacting with each other! We also have [[http://gomigomipomi.tumblr.com/post/105085642646/two-kid-geniuses-from-the-two-recent-movies-ive this.]]

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** The notion that the world has disbanded its armies in the wake of the Blight. Even given the enormity of the crisis, it is still hard to imagine that the world's standing armies would be done away with, and in fact the struggle for sustainable resources would in all likelihood make them even more necessary to keep active in the conflicts likely to come of it.


* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Possibly Cooper in the end sequence. [[spoiler: He never asks about his other child, or even displays any kind of angst about Tom not being there too. He also leaves the station without bothering to even get to know his descendants]]. The novelization mitigates this: [[spoiler:Cooper learns that Tom died almost two decades prior to his arrival at the station. Furthermore, he's clearly shown thinking about Brand often and knows she'll need help with starting the Plan B project on Edmunds's planet, and he learns that no one from any of the Plan A stations has gone to help her, making it more understandable why he'd want to find her as soon as possible.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Possibly Cooper in the end sequence. [[spoiler: He never asks about his other child, or even displays any kind of angst about Tom not being there too. He also leaves the station without bothering to even get to know his descendants]]. The novelization mitigates this: [[spoiler:Cooper learns that Tom died almost two decades prior to his arrival at the station. Furthermore, he's clearly shown thinking about Brand often and knows she'll need help with starting the Plan B project on Edmunds's planet, and he learns that no one from any of the Plan A stations has gone to help her, making it more understandable why he'd want to find her as soon as possible.]]

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