Friday, October 4, 2013
Gravity....Does anything but Crash Land!
The moment I saw the first trailer for Gravity, my curiosity was peaked. It could be one of the most visually impressive films that I have seen. I am getting ahead of myself. You get the basic idea from the preview. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Accident is an understatement. I am still amazed at how they filmed this!
George Clooney is the veteran astronaut on his last ride. Sandra Bullock is the medical engineer and together they are installing a new computer program in a satellite. Clooney has ridiculous star power and charisma, even in a space suit, but this movie is all about Bullock.
The accident causes them to detach from the shuttle and float around in space. The whole time you watch, you realize how scary the situation is. Oxygen, distance, and debris all become factors. In the Imax 3D it is incredible. This movie does so many things correctly. It is a survival story and a very good one.
I am amazed at how realistic this comes across. Sure there are a few questionable moments, but overall it is very impressive. I love how they captured the little things. Everything from foreign languages to nausea. The visuals alone make it worth seeing. It might be one of the best movies I have seen this year. It is a 90 minute thrill ride with a cast of two and worth every minute. Grab some popcorn, put on your 3D glasses and know that Gravity does anything but come crashing down!