In the film, Bullock, a medical engineer, gets stranded in space with a veteran astronaut, George Clooney. The reason for the film's success? What woman wouldn't want to be stranded in space with George Clooney? In all seriousness, the visuals are incredible in the film along with a breathtaking story. Critics have gone as far to compare the film to Avatar, which grossed over 2 billion dollars worldwide. Avatar and Gravity both are sci-fi films with embedded messages. While it's hard to believe that a story as simplistic as Avatar could match up to Gravity, the comparison is legitimate in many ways.
Astrophysicists have assured us that the scenarios in Gravity are next to impossible to actually happen, so don't go signing up for a space ride with Clooney any time soon. With tons of Oscar buzz and box office numbers to back it up, it's safe to say that Gravity is already a winning film.