While performing routine repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Telescope, a rookie astronaut (Dr. Ryan Stone) and her retiring commander (Matt Kowalski) find themselves stranded in orbit, when a deadly cloud of debris destroys their shuttle and everyone onboard. With limited options and a dwindling oxygen supplies, they must find a way to return to Earth or die in orbit.
Co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" takes a very serious look at the wonders and inherent dangers of working in and exploring space, the next frontier. Throwing out the unrealistic rules of what has been presented in the past, "Gravity" reminds us just how easy it is for us to die in an environment where everything that we need to live is absent. "Gravity" is an optimized production, where the only actors on screen are Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone) and George Clooney (Kowalski). All other characters are CG characters, the living and the dead. Even though most of what is presented is computer generated and enhanced, you will be hard pressed to discern real from visual effect. If you're looking for an action packed battle for survival, with a touch of emotional depth, "Gravity" is a good place to start. However, "Gravity" may not be right for everyone. There's no good guy, no bad guy, just event which force people to make tough and necessary decisions. If you go to the movies to escape and to be entertained, it may not be the right movie for you. But, if you enjoy interesting characters, amazing visual effects, and lots of suspense, "Gravity" may be worth your time and the price of admission.