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Gravity

Year : 2013 Director : Alfonso Cuarón Running Time : 90 min Genre : ,
Movie review score
3.5/5

What it’s about:
Veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Oscar winner George Clooney) and medical engineer Dr Ryan Stone (Oscar winner Sandra Bullock) on her first shuttle mission must help each other to survive after speeding debris from an exploded Russian satellite leaves them adrift in space.

What did we think:
Hilary says: If you have always wanted to visit outer space, seeing Gravity is probably as close as you are going to get to the real thing, such is the spectacular nature of its visuals and effects. The seat-grabbingly tense moments are well dispersed throughout this compact, 90-minute thriller, filling in for a fairly lightweight plot and lackluster script. Director Alfonso Cuaron has made a film that feels unlike any space movie that has come before it, and if you only catch one blockbuster at the cinema this year, Gravity should be it – preferably in all its 3D glory.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Dan Beeston says:

    My thoughts exactly.

  2. Elizabeth Best says:

    This was an extraordinary piece of filmmaking. My mind boggled thinking about how they got the long takes they did, and what ropes and pulleys were required to create the kind of awe-inspiring visuals on display here. A little research revealed that the movie was intended as a metaphor for the stages of grief, and thinking of it this way gave an emotionally charged layer to what was previously a very action-driven movie.

    Despite the fact that I walked out feeling super motion sick and like I had just been on a 90-minute rollercoaster, this film was one that had me captivated.

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