Don't Let Go
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…
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.
It is a…
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…
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…
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 and captivates with such 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 that 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…
Holy. Fucking. Balls.
I really am at a loss for words. GRAVITY is a game-changer. The game is changed. I'm not usually one to voraciously gobble up any newfangled cinematic technological advance, but lick my sweet ass, this film sated my previously nonexistent hunger. GRAVITY is the perfect blend of technology, craft, talent, and heart, and it just might be the best movie of 2013. Sorry, PAIN & GAIN.
The film opens with a calm and fluid tracking shot that weaves around three astronauts as they do astronauty stuff to their shuttle. But then debris from a Russian satellite comes and shits all over their space parade. Shucks. The rest of the film follows the attempts of Dr. Ryan Stone and…
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…
Needs to be seen in a theater.
This is a film I made time for because so many people raved about it. Neither the stars, the director, the plot, nor the 3D were enough in themselves to draw me. It was well worth the time, though.
Plenty of films can be "big" and take you on a wild ride that more or less fades after you leave the theater. Avatar, for instance, was like that for me. This film was "small" in many ways: just two characters and a few odd voices, only one real setting (space), and one simple action (space debris ravages a ship and strands two astronauts). But this small film drew me in and kept me enthralled and almost entirely bought-in from the…
Technically sound, as expected with Cuaron. Knocking it down for moments like Clooney spoon-feeding us the dramatic metaphor. Also feel like it has a rewatch refresh rate of about 3-4 years.
A constant criticism I find myself giving films is that they lack focus. Here, you will hear me say something I have never said before: this film was too focused.
I say this due to the art direction of the film, so put everything else aside for a moment. Was it a visually stunning film? Yes. Was the art something we had never seen in such detail before? Yes. But ask yourself this: Why? There is a reason...
The special effects, though done beautifully, were too focused. We don't care if we see that reflection on the helmet as they look outside of their space craft (nor do we want to stare at that for 60 seconds). We don't care…
its pretty cool and much better when watching it in 3D
There are a lot of issues with this movie, from the scientific probability of certain things to whatever spiritual implications emerge from the author and within the audience, but none of them take away from the fact that this is a thrilling movie.
It may be far-fetched and Sandra Bullock's character Dr. Ryan Stone, while aptly portrayed, can be hard to rally for during the first half of the movie but regardless of these things, one wholly goes along for the ride. It's easy to fall in love with Gravity's images while being terrified about what could happen next.
Frankly, it wasn't any less nerve-wracking the second time around, but I'm curious to see how it holds up in 2D...