Saturday 16 November 2013

Movie Review - Gravity

It's been a long while since Teena and I went to a movie together. Today we headed out to see Gravity.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

This was the second time that I have seen a film in 3D. It was Teena's first. Although I think this can be a very gimmicky technology, it really works for this film. For Gravity, 3D gave me a feel for the action. Teena really enjoyed the 3D effect too. We both dodged bolts, a debris that seemed to be hurled directly at us.

Even if we did not see this in 3D, it is a great movie. I have not seen a movie this intense for quite some time. This is not a science fiction film but one set in today's world with today's technology. It was amazing how through the entire movie there was such detail paid to things floating in front and behind the action in the weightlessness of space. It just seemed so natural for Clooney or Bullock, to swipe away a pen or helmut that has just floated in their way.

Speaking of the actors, while George Clooney was good in this, Sandra Bullock was great. I think she could get an Oscar nomination for this.

It is a great movie to see and I give it a 9 out of 10! 

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