How many of you dreamed of being an astronaut at some point in your life? I know I have, and I’m sure many of you have as well. However, after seeing Gravity, i have started to question this dream. Without spoiling the plot, Gravity is about space, and its many beauties, as well as its many fear factors. And leaving the theater, my primary thought was that space is extremely scary.
Gravity is directed Oscar-Nominated director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), and it stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I must say, the people behind this movie did an absolutely incredible job. Despite its fairly simple plot, Gravity is one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen. It is a testament to how far we’ve come as far as CGI is concerned (as well as movie making in general).
Where Gravity excels most, in my opinion, in its visuals. The movie is visually stunning. The CGI is absolutely incredible in this movie. I saw the movie in 3D, and I must say, it was very worth it. I am not usually a fan of 3D, with very few exceptions, but this movie was only made better by the 3D implementation. If you have a chance to see this in IMAX 3D, then do so. Seeing space in all its vast beauty is incredible on a big screen.
Another aspect of Gravity that I loved was how scientific it was. Now before I continue on this point I want to make it clear to anyone reading this that I am in no way an expert in anything scientific. But I know some basic laws of physics, and the I saw it with some people that knew much more about science than me, and they both validated most scientific aspects of the movie. The makers of this movie did not half-ass some Hollywood Physics. They clearly know their stuff. In that respect, Gravity is a very smart movie, which is something I really appreciate in a movie. When I first saw Inception, I immediately fell in love with the genius behind the movie (Chris Nolan). Smart movies are so much more enjoyable to watch, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy an action packed movie like The Avengers the first time I watch it, but movies like Inception and Gravity are movies I can watch and enjoy many times.
Another good part about the movie was the acting. I don’t usually like Sandra Bullock. I usually find her more than a bit annoying. However, this movie is really an upside in her career. She plays her part extremely well, and I was really able to feel for her character. George Clooney also did well in this movie, although his character did not require too much of him.
One thing I will say about this movie that is slightly negative is that you can’t see it after drinking a large amount of coffee, or drinking a Red Bull, or consuming anything that will make your heart race. I say this because Gravity is reeealllly intense and keeps you at the edge of your seat the whole way through.
I don’t really want to spoil anything so I’m not going to say any more about this movie. In summary: GO SEE GRAVITY. See it while it’s still in theaters. The big screen/3D really make it incredible to watch. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen and I would recommend it to anyone of all ages.
Quickie review of the Kellogs Popcorn Chips that they were handing out for free after the movie: very bad