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Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), 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 of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expance of space…
Yes. Yet another five star rating for Gravity. Before I go on, the five stars are for the experience. I don't know how you rate films, but my rating is for a great deal based on the fact that I just walked out of the theatre having seen something I have never seen before. Gravity is Jurassic Park's dinosaurs. It is a technological marvel urged on by a director who is intent on discovering how far he can stretch the medium. Many have said it and I have to agree. This was made for IMAX and probably shouldn't be seen any other way.
What makes Gravity so great? It is the totality of the immersive experience, the relentless ruthlessness of…
Alfonso Cuaron’s long in development, Gravity, finally arrives in the UK with stratospheric expectations - expectations that few films are ever likely to match. It is a lean and palpable disaster thriller as two astronauts attempt to survive an accident in the most inhospitable environment known to man - space.
Featuring some of the most jaw-dropping special effects ever committed to film, Gravity is a technical tour de force that rivals the experience of watching Jurassic Park for the very first time. The level of immersion is quite literally breathtaking as Cuaron and his technical team take the audience on a white-knuckle ride through space with our two helpless survivors desperately clinging to life and dwindling hope.
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Oh my God. This movie was fucking phenomenal. I was totally blown away. Like Sandra Bullock I didn't want to let go.
Not only is Gravity by far the best movie of 2013, but it's also one of the best movies I've seen from the 2000s era. The visuals are surreal. Seriously if you don't see this in IMAX 3D you are doing yourself a huge injustice. Oh yeah and the special effects....WOW! From a visual/special effects standpoint Gravity is the best film. I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. It literally felt like I was in space.
The visuals and special effects aren't the only amazing things about this movie. The story, the execution, the performances, and everything in…
Miss Congeniality and The American as astronauts fighting to survive in mother fucking Space. The Macarena. Pretty blood-shot eyes. The fuckin' silence. Silly-ass Harvard grads. Tales of Mardi Gras. Bye-bye Facebook. DeFUCKIN'tachment. SPACESHIP! Houston, we have a huge-giant-ass-holy-fuckin'-fuck-shit-mother-fucker-fuck problem. A flashlight. The-face-of-death. Marvin the fuckin' Martian. The beautiful sunrise. Vodka. A game of Human-Pinball-Wizard. Fuckin' ropes. A Chinese lifeboat. Comfortably numb. Spaceship firefighting. Fuckin' Space. How the fuck do you say mayday in Kalaallisut? A pretty-pretty-so-pretty lullaby. Barking. A little extra battery power. Mama's red shoes. It's this or that mother fucker. Kissing the mother fucking atmosphere. Either way your ass is going home. Gravity fucks your mind. It's fuckin' beautiful to watch. It deserves critical praise and acclaim. I hope it sweeps all the technical and visual Oscars. A fuckin' fantastic viewing experience. I tip my hat to Mr. Cuarón for a job well done.
Stunning, spellbinding, captivating, glorious, state of the art and beautiful, Gravity is everything that anyone could ask for in a modern film. It's a breath of fresh oxygen in a world dominated by generic blockbusters, and it's a new film that for once in many years actually feels new. It's a film that dazzles with such overwhelming technical wonder simple yet powerful storytelling that its pure calibrated balance is the stuff that dreams are made of. Gravity just left me in a state of such breathlessness and words can only begin to describe how spectacular this film truly is. It is an experience that must be felt first hand to fully believe.
What makes Gravity a rare treasure of film,…
The Good: Believe the hype, folks. Gravity is the real deal. What Cuaron and company have done here is nothing short of amazing. Right from the get-go, you know you're in for something special. This is not just Sandra Bullock floating in space for 90 minutes; it's so much more than that. Those scenes you see in the trailers? That's just the first 30 minutes. Shit gets even crazier after that. This is 90 minutes of pure, nerve-racking tension. Genuine, intense thrills set to jaw-dropping visuals. Cuaron's Gravity is one heck of a technical marvel. His trademark penchant for long takes -- now with immersive…
2014 movie viewings, #13. I came for the astounding visuals of Alfonso Cuaron, who I've been a "completist" fan of (i.e. I've seen every movie he's made) since way back with "A Little Princess;" little did I know I'd also be getting one of the most devastating performances of the year, from no less than Sandra "Queen of the Crappy Rom-Com" Bullock, as a woman who over the course of two real-time hours is confronted with her imminent death, learns to emotionally accept it, then eventually decides to fight it. That's the real reason people have been responding to this so intensely; the "how'd they do that" effects are merely icing on the cake.
Say what you like, that it's scientifically inaccurate. That's it has no story. That Sandra Bullock's huffing and puffing and "Oh God!"'s are annoying. I disagree with two of those three things, but whatever. This was a flat-out balls-to-the-wall cinematic experience, a horror movie that takes you on an adventure, grips you, and doesn't let go till the credits are rolling. I'm quoting Robbie Collin here, but it perfectly sums it up - "Great films should grab you by the mind, the heart and the crotch, and Gravity clamps its claws around all three."
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Gravity is such a prefect example of a film in which the effects (and my, god, the effects!), are used solely in service of the story. The incredible and years long process of capturing the effect of zero gravity without having to actually leave the planet is seamless to the point of invisibility, exactly what this film needed it to be. As far as this viewer was concerned these astronauts, Sandra Bullock’s Dr Ryan Stone and George Clooney’s Matt Kowalski, are in space, floating in space alongside actual man made structures while their very human story played out. Speaking of which, and in vast comparison to the complex technical feat of putting these images on screen, there’s something to be…
If you didn't see this film in IMAX, and were wondering if it's worth seeing on your computer screen at home: it's not. Gravity is an uplifting, utterly engaging, technically astounding film, but it relies incredibly heavily on immersion to pull its weight. Without it, the splendor of what makes so much of the movie works falls flat, and it becomes a lot more 'generic one-person scifi drama' than the oscar winner it was.
Probably as literally close to 'emotional rollercoaster' as any movie could get.
Sandra Bullock in this broke my heart& the shits of space look amazing and like they're actually in space I seen this in cinemas 3 times it was amazing
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