91 Min | Drama – Sci-Fi – Thriller | November 2013
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Gravity Review: At first sight Gravity may appear to be an everyday space disaster film, and you would be right. Gravity follows a simple concept, on and paper it may seem a bit tedious in fact. However, what highlights this film as one of the most cinematically perfect films ever made is not its story, but its execution. Visually, Gravity is perfect. The CGI is incredible, and flawless to the eye. It is very beautiful to admire, especially in the opening 17 minute continuous shot which is designed to do nothing but make you admire and immerse yourself into the space ‘scene’. During this continuous shot, as you drift around George Clooney in the cosmos it is evident that Cuarón wants you to take a moment and enjoy this scene, before it all goes to hell which it inevitably does.
The film is littered with stunning visuals, through the times of calm everyday dialogue and terrifying scenes of peril. Gravity pulls you in and throws you into the scene and with clever camera-work, even you sometimes forget you are sitting in your chair. Gravity has been anticipated for its supposed realism. Although according to the space pros, its far off from being realistic, the everyday film fan could not spot the flaws. The realism in Gravity, such as the lack of sound in space and the non existence of air creates an atmosphere that has never been experienced in film. Watching a spacecraft get torn apart in total silence is like nothing you have ever seen. How Gravity incorporates the idea of realism and the low hope of survival really makes you empathic for characters, and vouch for their survival.
Gravity is almost cinematically perfect. No question there. Gravity exists to immerse, entertain and to strike that fear that we all have in space back into us. It creates visuals that have never been witnessed before and it is to date the best film to see in 3D. The acting from Sandra Bullock is outstanding, and she deserves credit and a lot of recognition for her role in this masterpiece along with George Clooney. Gravity sets the standards for modern cinema, and creates an experience that will be hard to beat in years to come.
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