“Gravity” is a sci-fi film by Alfonso Cuaron. It was released on Oct. 4, 2013. The cast members of the movie include Sandra Bullock (Dr. Ryan Stone), George Clooney (Matt Kowalskiand Ed Harris (Mission Control). Read on for the “Gravity” movie review and a brief synopsis of the film.
“Gravity” Film Synopsis:
The Space Shuttle “Explorer” went on space for the STS-157 mission. Dr. Stone, a medical engineer, and Kowalski, while doing a spacewalk, learned through the Mission Control in Houston that an explosion occurred at a Russian satellite. In no time, debris comes dashing toward the “Explorer,” damaging it and killing everyone on board. The two were left floating in space, finding ways to get back to Earth.
“Gravity” Movie Review:
Although the movie was only presented with a minimal cast, the plot and execution were so powerful that it ended up with several Oscar 2014 nominations, including Best Picture. Sandra Bullock is nominated as Best Actress, while Alfonso Cuaron is nominated as Best Director. Based on GoldDerby.com, their 30 experts predicted Cuaron to win the coveted award.
In an interview with AwardsLine, the director shared his views regarding the film. He said that he thought it had to look like one of those NASA documentaries, not like a science fiction film or a comic book. He wanted it to look like a real documentary.
According to Cuaron, it took five years to finish the movie because the technology to do the film was not available during the previous years. He also shared about having to talk down Robert Downey Jr. to do Matt Kowalski’s part.
“The thing of the film is adversity, and the possibility of rebirth as an outcome,” said Cuaron in the AwardsLine report.
Rotten Tomatoes has given this film a certified “fresh” rating as it has received 97% positive reviews.
Film critic Christy Lemire encouraged the viewers to believe the hype as “Gravity” was indeed jaw-dropping.
“Gravity is as jaw-droppingly spectacular as you’ve heard – magnificent from a technical perspective but also a marvel of controlled acting and precise tone,” emphasized Lemire in her official Web site (christylemire.com).
Globe and Mail’s Liam Lacey has only the positive words to describe the film.
“Gravity, a weightless ballet and a cold-sweat nightmare, intimates mystery and profundity, with that mixture of beauty and terror that the Romantics called the sublime,” said Lacey in the Globe and Mail Web site.
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