Gravity is unlike what we have seen on a cinema screen before and arguably it has one of the best uses of 3D in a movie.
In space, one mistake can be the last mistake you make.
Gravity is an anxiety producing thriller where everything that can go wrong will go wrong– the challenge is to guess exactly what. The film is a great leap forward in the contemporary American cinema, as its use of 3D is unlike anything ever seen or used before. It’s beautifully textured, looks too real for comfort, and the gorgeous images produced combined with serious peril makes you breathe sparingly.
In juxtaposition with ground-breaking technology, Gravity is also a classic space movie; some characters live and die, enact age old clichés, and everyone monologues like it’s their job. But this juxtaposition, while often frustrating, is an understandable nod to the past and future of space films.
Gravity’s storyline and critics’ opinions.
Since it premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival, there has been a palpable buzz about Alfonso Cuarón’s story of two astronauts cast adrift from their space station. It has been noted for its pioneering use of visual effects and scientific accuracy. Robbie Collin, writing in the Telegraph, described Gravity as, “one of the films of the year”.
The story revolves around Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) a biomedical engineer aboard the NASA space shuttle Explorer and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) who is commanding his final expedition. Everything starts going wrong after a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite, which has inadvertently caused a chain reaction forming a cloud of debris in space.
If you get a chance to see Gravity in theatres, go for it, especially if you see it in 3D (even if you usually hate 3D, believe me, it’s worth it.) Alfonso Cuarón has outdone himself with this film, it’s definitely a must see for Sci-Fi lovers.