Sunday, 17 November 2013

(film review) - Gravity

I really want to make a gravity joke but right now, I can't even think straight.

If you are interested in this film after seeing the trailer, then this film is a must see. I saw it in 2D and from one of my closest mates, he stated to me that I have failed. So, I will reiterate. If you are interested in this film after seeing the trailer, this film MUST be seen in 3D. However, if you care not for the film, then read no further.
The film stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone who is on her first space shuttle mission aboard the space shuttle Explorer. Already floating in space on a space walk to carry out repairs/services on a space telescope, she is accompanied by Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and a red shirt (he didn't really have a red shirt, but...). As they are carrying out astronaut stuff, things most of us don't care about, mission control in Houston warn them of a russian missile strike on a Satellite somewhere else orbiting earth which causes a chain reaction of space debris which is heading their way. This is when everything goes awry.
There is nothing else to mention about this film other than what you saw in the trailer, someone floating in space and debris flying everywhere. All you really need to know is that, this film had me GRIPPED onto the edge of my seat. My mouth was open and I was watching intently.
Although there isn't much of a storyline, nor beginning, middle or end, the film does a huge amount to get your attention and hold onto you for the entire film. The tension is intense. From the opening credits to the end credits, I was heavily involved.

The special effects and the camera shots were more than amazing, so amazing, I heard some people thought the actors were really in space. Any kind of view you can think of was most likely used in such a captivating way, you could only look and marvel at the beautiful of it all. I know I have said previously that Oblivion is a beautiful looking film, but this for me steals that away within the first 10mins. More than stunning visuals and great acting by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The music, the tension, everything. With the way the film was directed and shot by Alfonso Cuaron, nothing short of excellent. I could only say that if the special effects were not that great, this film would have looked shoddy and dated. If there is anything I would have wanted, would have been MORE. But after watching the film, you will realise that although the film doesn't last very long, this is more than acceptable. I think the biggest thing which will get you about this film is, what would YOU do in a situation like this?

Have a watch, I am sure you will enjoy.

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