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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…
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…
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…
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…
Finally got to watch this film on the big screen. On the one hand, the story itself was nothing out of the familiar, recalling "Buried" without the claustrophobia. I could barely empathize with the characters, and the ending kind of fell short. However, the visuals here are absolutely how-did-they-do-that stunning, making me regret to not have watched it in 3D. And Cuaron's distinct and impressive visual language is still here, planting symbolisms and allegorical references here and there (a Wikipedia after-read pointed me to many which I have missed). Overall, Cuaron's latest work is less superior to "Children of Men," but a groundbreaking visual fea(s)t, making it impossible to miss still
Originally published in 2013
There’s been a lot of hype for ‘Gravity’ over the last few months, in which George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play two astronauts who are working a mission when a Russian missile launch causes deadly consequences. Together, the pair of them have to use whatever is at hand to survive and safely get back to Earth.
It’s been close to 6 years since I saw Beowulf in 3D, a film that honestly couldn’t be saved by its gimmick. Since then, I’ve seen probably close to 20 films using the technique yet still find myself on the fence. When thinking about films that really, truly benefitted from being displayed in 3D the list is much smaller. ‘Tangled’…
I watched this in 3D and felt like I was actually in space. Brilliant visuals, but plot could use some improvement.
I had 3 panic attacks during this movie 5/5
Let me start by saying I was one of the very few people who had little expectations for this movie. The trailers didn’t catch my attention and the whole plot seemed subpar. But when I left that theatre, I was completely blown away. I don’t think I have felt that way about a movie in my life. I feel like a large part of that has to do with Alfonso Cuarón’s masterful direction and vision. Nothing in this movie felt out of place. Even the way the shuttle disintegrated felt like an intricately choreographed dance number. And it was beautiful. Don’t even get me started on the sound. The way the music builds up and abruptly transitions into complete silence…
First time rewatching at home in 2D. Definitely some magic to be lost not viewing in the theater.
Such a primal sci-fi film.
Cuarón does not seem to grasp the 3D technology that well nor is he always able to stick to the basic rules that he established for his own universe, but he overcomes these few flaws with astounding visuals, wonderful long takes and claustrophobic scenes to put us on the very edge of our seats.
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This was the least significant movie ive seen all year tbh. the only redeeming quality this movie had was the score and if not for it being a required watch for my film class i would've never subjected myself to hearing sandra bullock yelp around in space and fuck up 3 different countries space stations
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