Even though this is a review of Alfonso Cuaon's "Gravity," it truly is hard to come up with the words to describe exactly how good it is. Released on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, "Gravity" stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and takes viewers on a 91-minute ride that will make you happy you're on Earth and watching from a movie theater seat.
You won't just be sitting there and watching "Gravity," but you'll be immersed so much into it that you'll often feel it is in you in a space suit spinning out of control into the depths of the universe. It is honestly hard to believe that a movie with such tension and stress can actually be so incredibly beautiful, but Cuaron did it perfectly.
Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) star in the film and open things up with a nearly 20-minute shot - scene, not shot - that shows them doing some work on a broken satellite. There is another astronaut with them, but his presence is rather insignificant to the film.
The only other voice to be heard is that of "Houston" who is played greatly by the invisible Ed Harris.
Stone and Kowalski have some great joking thrown around and it is mixed with technical jargon, but that ends quickly. News of one satellite crashing into another gets to them and they learn that debris is floating quickly through space and coming at them at bullet speed.
Before they know it, their shuttle is a complete loss and they must get to safety with their oxygen running out and being the lone survivors of their mission.
No more will be said about the plot of "Gravity" because it's one that just needs to be seen to be believed. Not to mention that there really isn't much else to say about what happens, but it could have gone on for another two hours and that would have been alright by everyone watching.
The technical aspect of the film is one of the main things that everyone will be talking about and rightfully so.
Cuaron had "Gravity" in limbo for years due to not having the technical advancements needed to do it right. So, he waited, and it was well worth every single second of the delay.
The beauty of the film is how gorgeous its visuals are. Viewers will truly get the idea that they are the ones out in space because of how realistic everything is. If you're going to go see "Gravity," make sure that you do it in IMAX or 3D because it is one of those that deserves every bit of detail that you can get.
Nothing really comes close to comparing with the realism of the visual effects that are presented in "Gravity," and it isn't hard to see why. The design, the sets, the visuals, the Earth looming in the background..."Gravity" is a site to behold.
Going to the few actors that are in the film, Clooney is great, but Bullock is genius.
There is just no way that Bullock and "Gravity" are ignored in the Oscar race, and if they are, it will be a travesty.
Sandra Bullock not only makes you care for her character of Ryan Stone, but you'll believe that she really is a professor and an astronaut working on a busted satellite. Not giving anything away, but Bullock is alone for a large part of the film, but she makes the audience feel as if everyone is right there with her.
It isn't easy to act alone and go off of the emotions of no-one but yourself, but Bullock pulls it off with sheer perfection. Viewers are going to travel along with her into outer space as it may be the closest many of us will ever get. Viewers are also going to travel along her long road of emotions, struggles, and strife as she fights for her survival.
"Gravity" is your must-see, must-watch, must-stress-throughout movie of the year.