Friday, 1 May 2015

Gravity (2013)

Genre


Director


Country

USA | UK

Cast

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma, Amy Warren, Basher Savage

Plot

Medical engineer Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

Opinion

Gravity is a flawless, astonishing, beautiful, emotional, thrilling and absorbing film that makes you forget you are watching. Instead, it feels like experiencing. 

The film, extraordinarily realistic, makes the audience feel in a constant state of anxiety, anguish, hope, fear and desperation.

However, the reasons that makes of it the great science fiction film it is are others. Most of the credits goes to the brilliant screenplay written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son Juan, the stunning special effect - basically everything you see on screen is fake, but it never feels like it -, but most of all the outstanding photography - the opening shot of earth and space is absolutely stunning. 

The acting is great. While George Clooney gets very little screen time, Sandra Bullock has the chance to shine, and she does throughout the whole film. She perfectly conveys each of her feelings, and seeing her alone out there makes you feel alone out there too.

I do really regret not watching it in 3D in theaters back in 2013.


Quotes

Matt Kowalski: You've got to learn to let go.

Matt Kowalski: So, what do you like about being up here?
Ryan Stone: The silence.

Matt Kowalski: Listen, do you wanna go back, or do you wanna stay here? I get it. It's nice up here. You can just shut down all the systems, turn out all the lights, and just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There's nobody up here that can hurt you. It's safe. I mean, what's the point of going on? What's the point of living? Your kid died. Doesn't get any rougher than that. But still, it's a matter of what you do now. If you decide to go, then you gotta just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start livin' life. Hey, Ryan? It's time to go home.

2 comments :

  1. Gravity is a wonderful film. I also regret not seeing it in the theater.

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