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- Gravity (2013) reviewed by Joshua Johnson
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is 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.
The movie started off great and doesn’t waste time getting to the reason why everyone came to see the movie. Cuaron did an excellent job at directing such an incredibly intensifying movie. He conceived the idea of the film about four years ago but it is just now coming out because technology has advanced in the last four years.
The movie’s cinematography was excellent and made the audience feel as if they were there in the astronaut suit constantly check vitals and oxygen capacity. This experience has never been felt because now the audience’s aspirations of going to space have been removed. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) made quite an appearance as the two actors showed they have what it takes to work as a team. Ryan was more emotional and stressed which allowed the audience to feel emotionally attached to her as she neared an empty oxygen tank.
The movie had one part in particular that was rather confusing, Ryan just entered a space shuttle and was exhausted and because gravitational pull is weak in space she rested in a fetal position that seemed totally random. As the movie continued, more aspect of cinematic graphics were beautifully displayed in a noticeable fashion like viewing the sunrise or even as simple as a small ember floating in a circle, it was magnificent.
This is a MUST SEE in IMAX-3D and no other way because the experience is literally intensifying so make sure you take your high blood pressure medicine before. Again, excellent movie and would see it ten more times.
By Joshua Johnson