Sunday, October 6, 2013


Gravity was simply, utterly and indisputably incredible. It has been awhile since I've been to the movies and seen a film so wonderful that my heart raced for 2 hours after. All the hype from critics and fans alike is totally substantiated. If you have not seen this movie yet, you're missing out. If you weren't planning on seeing this movie, change your plans. Immediately. Gravity is breath-takingly amazing.

A seemingly ordinary and simple first space mission for Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) turns into a nightmare scenario when disaster strikes that cuts off communication with Earth rendering the two stranded totally alone.

As you may have heard or seen from the trailer, the cinematography is STUNNING in Gravity. The film transports you to space in a way that hasn't been done before and certainly hasn't been done this beautifully. With all the destruction, chaos, and fear-inducing events in the movie, there is always the magnificent back drop of Earth wonderfully showcasing something that real-life astronauts get to marvel at everyday. 

The visual affects of Gravity were stupendous and the 3D quality was great. My biggest regret is not seeing this film for the first time in Imax 3D because this film is literally perfect for Imax theaters. Director Alfonso Cuarón's vision and camera work make Gravity a true work of cinematic art. As disaster is ensuing, the continuos camera shots give the film a highly realistic feel thus making the situations more horrifying to fathom. After watching the film, Cuarón's talent as a director will become obvious and understanding as to why this film took 3 years to finalize will quickly become evident. 

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Despite the terrifyingly magnificent cinematography and awe-inspiring visuals, what really solidifies Gravity as an instant classic is the acting. Sandra Bullock is absolutely phenomenal in this film. Bullock is amazing in just about every role she takes (If you haven't seen The Heat, yet.. Well.. I'm just going to pretend you did see it because that movie was literally amazing with the Bullock-McCarthy cop combo) and she further proves herself as a herculean force in the industry. I'm making the early prediction now that Bullock will be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars. If not, I don't know what's wrong with the world. 
While not having nearly as an important role as Bullock, George Clooney was great in this film. He not only provided Gravity with comic relief, but also a reassuring feeling of serenity and calmness desperately needed after the traumatic events unfolded. Without giving away any major spoilers, Clooney gave the film some of the happiest moments as well as one of the saddest. Pure brilliance. 

Before closing, some people told me how stupid Bullock sounded panting and screaming in the early trailers for the movie as destruction rages around her. What sound would you make as you drifted through space alone? Most people would sound like Dakota Fanning screaming through War of the Worlds or me crying when someone eats the last piece of cake.

Gravity is easily one of the best films of 2013. GO SEE IT!
If you have seen it, let me know what you think in the comments below.

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