New Australian TV Spot Explains All About 'Interstellar'

What's at stake is finally made clear
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If you’re looking for the best idea yet of what Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is about, a new Australian TV spot manages to sum everything up in just under a minute.

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Not only does the trailer feature Matthew McConaughey saying one of the movie’s many taglines (“Mankind was born on Earth, it was never meant to die here,” for those playing alone at home), it also places the stakes of the movie in context for arguably the first time: Following the familiar set-up of McConaughey’s mission being revealed as one in which he has to find a new planet for humanity to live on, one of the Endurance crew helpfully explains “Every hour on that planet will be seven years back on Earth,” meaning that McConaughey really has risked abandoning his family forever to save humanity.

The Australian spot is just one of a number of new TV ads for the movie that have been released recently; three others have also debuted, each with new footage previously unseen in earlier trailers.

Interstellar, which also stars Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, is released in U.S. theaters Nov. 7.

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