Gravity 1Gravity is a heart-pounding thriller about Dr. Ryan Stone a brilliant medical engineer and a rookie astronaut on her first shuttle mission in space together with Matt Kowalsky a veteran astronaut on his final mission. A routine spacewalk turns into a disaster with the shuttle destroyed leaving the two completely alone in space.

The disaster was caused by a detonation of a Russian satellite hundreds of miles away and has led to a chain reaction of collisions, and a massive debris field collided with the space shuttle and destroying it. The 2 astronauts were tossed into space in their spacesuits and with oxygen running out and are miles from the surface of the Erath.

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The opening sequence is a stunning display of brilliant cinematography; it is a shot of Earth as the space shuttle makes its way into the frame with the deafening soundlessness of space. The first 15 minutes or so is stunning which puts you in the middle of things that turns from zen-like tranquility to mayhem within seconds. 

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With a running time of only 90 minutes the movie is not about great dialogues, big special effects, there is very little dialogue and there are only 2 characters. The movie is about Gravity 4good cinematography with the tension very well manipulated. It is about an individual trying to survive in a very hostile environment.

Sandra Bullock is brilliant, she delivered a superb performance and the movie as a whole is an outstanding achievement.  

It stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone and George Clooney as Matt Kowalski, Ed Harris is the Mission Control voice. The movie is directed by Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron.

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24 Responses to Gravity

  1. Brit Mary says:

    I think Sandra would get the best actress award and the movie will get some awards if not the best picture at the Oscars today.

  2. sandy says:

    Sandra Bullock is really America’s sweetheart.

  3. The movie opens with the hitherto climax of human civilisation, the exploration of space, and ends with an allegory to the dawn of mankind, when Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) fights her way out of the ocean after the crash-landing, passing an amphibian, grabbing the soil of the shore and slowly regaining her capacity to stand upright and walk. In an interview director Cuarón notes: “She’s in these murky waters almost like an amniotic fluid or a primordial soup. In which you see amphibians swimming. She crawls out of the water, not unlike early creatures in evolution. And then she goes on all fours. And after going on all fours she’s a bit curved until she is completely erect. It was the evolution of life in one, quick shot”.

  4. troy d says:

    Magnificent visual design, wonderful.

  5. liliac says:

    This is one of he best movie in a decade, simple story not so complicated but great story.

  6. adelle m says:

    There’s no denying Gravity is a good looking movie. There were times when the focus of the camera would turn back to Sandra Bullock and in my mind I’d be saying “no…. go back to the pretty images of Earth. The images of deep space or the Earth were actually slim. Most of the time, the camera was on Sandra or on the space stations or space ships, or on various floating items within said space ships.

  7. huy with attitude says:

    Cinematography and effect were outstanding and the mood and pacing made for a thrilling hour and a half. The small cast and simple plot were brilliant too.

  8. asian kid in LA says:

    Went to see Gravity twice wonderful movie. It has a simple story but very well told and also beautifully shot.

  9. Mije C says:

    So far the best movie of the year. Very simple story but nicely told and great cinematography too.

  10. JP says:

    Saw it twice already, I love it.

  11. J A says:

    I am sure Sandra Bullock will get a nomination for Gravity, well done movie.

  12. ddddd says:

    I can see an Oscar nomination for Sandra Bullock she is did a very good acting job and so is the movie as a whole, great movie. Love the movie.

  13. bla bla bla says:

    Gorgeous to look at but very thin script. If you like watching space documentaries in HD you’ll probably not be that bowled over by the visuals even if the camera work is well done.

  14. crazy g says:

    Every now and then the marketing hype on a movie is deserving. Gravity is so tense, thrilling, visually outstanding. I enjoyed every bit of this movie and Sandra Bullocks performance is Oscar material.

    Best movie of 2013 so far.

  15. movie fan says:

    Needed more of a story line. It was boring and predictable. Great rental but not worth a date movie,just my opinion.

  16. Movie Guy says:

    Oscar material, one of the best films of the year! A visual masterpiece.

  17. desertp says:

    Gorgeous, intense, but lacking in story. Gravity suffers from a thin story and relied heavily on visuals. Luckily the visuals are great and it really feels like you’re in space which makes it all the more terrifying.

  18. seattle gal says:

    Bravo, what a fine movie Gravity is.

  19. beach girl says:

    I bet this movie will become one of the classics and will be remembered for a long time, well done movie.

  20. j m says:

    One of the better movies I have seen in a few years, cinematography is amazing. Simple movie but very powerful. It is the kind of movie you don’t forget for a while.

  21. a mc says:

    One word to describe “Gravity”…..MAGNIFICENT!

  22. rjones PA says:

    Well done movie, I can see it over and over.

  23. KenLV says:

    Stunning cinematography specially the first 15 minutes. The best movie so far this year. This is a simple yet very powerful movie.

  24. Dallas gal says:

    The best movie I have seen in a very long time, there was no screaming, deadly explosion, simple story but very powerful. Sandra Bullock is at her finest.

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