Gravity 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.
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.
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 good 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.