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Movie review: Gravity (2013)

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Movie review: Gravity (2013)


After an accident leaves astronaut Matt and medical engineer Ryan adrift in space the two must quickly learn to work together to save both their lives.

Sandra Bullock (Ryan), George Clooney (Matt), Ed Harris (Mission Control), Orto Ignatiussen (Aningaaq), Phaldut Sharma (Shariff), Amy Warren (Explorer Captain), Basher Savage (Russian Space Station Captain).

Gravity starts off calmly with a space walk for maintenance before a terrible accident leaves Ryan and veteran astronaut Matt adrift and frantically struggling to stay alive. From there the film is 90 minutes of chaos and adrenalin. Although the enormity of their situation is difficult to grasp, the plausible reality of the film and depth of presentation is immense and keeps you glued to the screen. An ending that is a bit hard to swallow is the only disappointing moment of the film.

Acting was nicely done from Bullock and Clooney, who are really the only two characters in the film that present to the audience. Fortunately the two seemed to work well together and it translated to the screen. The remainder of the supporting cast were voices only but did a good job.

Camera work was very good as was CGI. So much so that it was hard to tell physical shots from CGI. Special effects were amazingly well done with an incredibly realistic feel. Sets and backgrounds were again CGI and again, very well done. Dialogue was good and represented much of the depth in the film. Sound and soundtrack were both enjoyable.

Overall Gravity is an exciting and entertaining adventure into space that keeps your adrenalin going for the duration. I recommend you see this on a big screen to better feel the impact of the film.

With some possibly disturbing action sequences, this should be fine for teens and above.

Released: 2013
Reviewed: 11.4.13
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

copyright ©2013 Dave Riedel

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