- It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Director Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También & Children of Men) uses long single camera shots to tell this story. I found myself in multiple scenes observing what was happening in the forefront of the shot only to notice some action going on in the background of the shot and found myself examining each scene for whatever information Cuarón was giving us. One such scene is when Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is attempting to free the escape pod from the International Space Station (ISS) while debris is whizzing past in the background destroying parts of the ISS.
- George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. George Clooney’s Matt Kowalski and Bullock’s Ryan Stone are the only two actors in this movie. All other actors are just voices heard, and one is a floating corpse. Generally, this would be a recipe for a boring movie, but in Gravity it’s exciting because of the ever present danger. Even in the quieter moments of Kowalski and Stone using a jet pack to travel from the destroyed shuttle to the ISS, Stone tells Kowalski about an unfortunate accident that took the life of her daughter. Gravity engages the viewer in every moment. Also, we know Clooney can act and while some have questioned whether Bullock can act or not, she certainly shows us in this movie that she absolutely can.
- The visual effects are amazing. With the drama happening in the forefront of each cinematic shot there is always something in the background that will make your jaw drop. From the majestic shots of Earth to details such as the Northern Lights shining, there is always something to keep your jaw on the ground, in utter disbelief that they could film something so beautiful.
- Upcoming movies. With Ender’s Game, Thor 2, and The Hunger Games coming out in the next few weeks, Gravity is going to loose its screen time and you don’t want to be the one person saying that you wish you saw it.
- Gravity is a cinematic experience. You really can’t say that about many movies that the movie is an absolute experience to see. Gravity is the type of movie where renting it on Netflix and watching it on you 37” high def TV will not do it the justice it deserves. Gravity demands to be seen in a theatre, on the largest screen they have and in 3D.
Go see Gravity now.