Its opening weekend is still a week away, but "Gravity" is already generating quite a lot of buzz. A review from Forbes Magazine published on Saturday has called the film a "game-changing masterpiece" and James Cameron has gone so far as to call it the "the best space film ever done."
The film is directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts who struggle to survive in space after their shuttle is destroyed by debris. Cuarón envisioned the film with his 30-year-old son, Jonas. The two wanted to make a simple film about two characters in space, but the project ended up taking four-and-a-half years to complete and costing almost $80 million to produce.
Early reviews of the film have declared it to be a masterpiece. Cuarón uses continuous moving shots in the film to give audiences a disorienting feel while watching. The director also employed programmable robots to assist with the complicated filming process that contributes to the atmospheric feel of the film. Cuarón wanted those who watch the film to feel as if they are also floating through space alongside Bullock and Clooney.