I felt more perplexed than engaged by Interstellar, much less aroused or elevated. And of course those persistent sound problems…God. But there’s no arguing with the apparent fact that three out of four critics have more or less approved (73% on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes), and it does seem as if most of the HE community plus others I’ve spoken to at AFI Fest are either accepting or seriously impressed or knocked flat. And while it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, there are people, a fair number of them, saying they had no significant problems with the sound. Whatever. So far it’s made $47.5 million domestic (a bit less than projected) and $80 million foreign over the first five days. Off the pad and on its way. Whatever happens with the Academy, happens. Time to let it go.