Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Running Time: 1 hrs 30 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: February 25, 2014
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PLOT: Astronauts (Bullock and Clooney) stranded in space must overcome the environment’s challenging conditions.
WHO'S IT FOR? If you like movies, here’s one that’s going to change things for you. If you love space, you should already be in line.
Its visual awe as indisputable as its placement towards the top of a pile categorizing sci-fi film's best achievements, Gravity does what a very rare amount of films can do: it introduces a new type of experience. Through POV shots: falling, floating, and most importantly, floating through space. This is a film that physically takes viewers to an environment beyond regular comprehension, and with beautiful scope — a silent Earth always peeking in from the background, the sun providing deceptive light in a cold and unforgiving atmosphere.
Such perfection only makes its setbacks all the more unfortunate — not enough at all to ruin the experience of the film, but enough to be obvious when the story is pushing the audience along, instead of grabbing hold. With so much knowledge to be seen in its representation of space exploration, Gravity becomes an example of a setback that apparently does exist — the difference between being knowledgeable and clever. It's precisely recreated space craft (with detail that goes beyond single viewing comprehension), used for a space tale of leap frog that relies more on dumb luck overcoming close calls than smarts. There's even a moment in the midst of its peril in which Bullock's life relies on pushing the correct random button, and hopes that it is the right one (were there no red & blue wires that needed cutting?). Thankfully, for the future of this technology that will continue to explode our minds into little pieces of brain matter, Cuaron's grandiose space tale is created in the exact opposite fashion.
MOVIE SCORE: 9/10
- Collision Point: The Race to Clean Up Space (Narrated by Ed Harris)
- Aningaaq - A short film by Jonás Cuarón with optional introduction
- Gravity Mission Control
- It Began With A Story
- Initial Challenges: Long Shots And Zero G
- Previsualizing Gravity
- The Hues of Space
- Physical Weightlessness
- Space Tech
- Sandra and George: A Pair in Space
- Final Animation
- Complete Silence
- Shot Breakdowns
- Behind the Visor
- Fire in the International Space Station
- Dr. Stone's Rebirth
- The Sound of Action in Space
- Splashdown - Shot Breakdowns
- Gravity: Silent Space Version
- Sandra's Surprise!