Friday, October 11, 2013

Gravity (2013)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Writers: Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron

Composer: Steven Price

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Paul Sharma, Amy Warren, Basher Savage

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Don't Let Go

Plot: Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.

My rating: 9.5/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!

O...M...F...G!!!  This is one of the most (if not THE) intense movies I've ever seen.  I urge everyone to see this and when you do, see it in IMAX 3D.  WOW!  The performances are exactly what's needed.  The visual effects look and feel real.  The 3D effects put you there.  I can't say any better than that. There's a scene where debris is flying at 50k MPH right at you.  It's insane.  This film is in the neighborhood of 75% suspense and it's relentless.  The first of many 'shit hitting the fan' moments lasts for a long time and Cuaron's use of the camera and editing is masterful.  There are tons of long, unedited shots and they work so well.  To avoid the lack of sound in space the music runs constant through large chunks of the picture.  There is sound in space in this movie which keeps this from being a perfect 10 but it's muffled.  I don't see why they didn't stay true to the science of it all and keep it silent but that's a minor quibble.  I had tears in my eyes at the end but I won't say why.  You need to stay spoiler free.  Even if you know some of the details it shouldn't keep you from enjoying the film.  It's one hell of a roller coaster ride. 

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