Gravity is a pretty unique film. Not only does almost the entire movie take place in space, but we also see only 2 characters the whole time. The film begins with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney up in space floating around trying to fix something with their ship (spacecraft?). Next thing we know, something goes wrong. They wind up adrift in outer space; luckily there’s a tether to help them stay attached to one another. Of course, other things go wrong and more problems continue to arise. And space is the last place where you want to get lost.
That’s the set up for the whole movie. It’s a short movie though at just 90 minutes. The film focuses on Sandra Bullock’s character. And she shows that she’s come along way as an actress from her days of starring in chick flicks and the Speed movies. The greatest thing the film has going for it is its amazing special effects that make you feel like you’re out there in space with the astronauts looking down on Earth. But halfway through, I grew a bit bored. As unique of a situation as it is, there just isn’t any story to the film. Well, Sandra Bullock is trying to find her way back. But that’s not much.
Gravity is going to win all types of accolades for the amazing visuals and probably for the director who does a great job. But it certainly won’t win any kind of writing or screenplay awards. There’s not much dialogue, only things for our eyes to gaze upon. For the most part, people seem to like the movie for its unique perspective. I was hoping for some kind of a message or something more though.