This didn’t get into my original review of Interstellar, but I wanted to share it anyway.
In the much less ambitious but far more enjoyable sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day (from 1996), evil aliens attack Earth with the intention to wipe out the human race and make our planet their own.
Their motive: They mistreated their home planet to the point where it was no longer livable ages ago. Since then, they colonized one life-supporting planet after another. They eventually use up their current planet’s natural resources. Then they move on to settle and eventually destroy another one.
In Interstellar, Christopher Nolan shows us the courageous astronauts making the heroic steps towards turning the human race into the Independence Day villains.