"Gravity" which is directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is the film that everyone's talking about. It's breaking box office records and racking up accolades from critics both nationally and internationally. In "Gravity" Bullock and Clooney play two astronauts attempting to get back to Earth after their Space Shuttle is damaged.
Like with everything Alfonso Cuarón has done in the past namely, "A Little Princess" (1995), "Y Tu Mamá También" (2001), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004) and "Children of Men" (2006), "Gravity" is visually a stunning work of art. One feels like they are out in space with Bullock's Dr. Ryan Stone. The 3D effects are fantastic as every scene skillfully flows into the next which prevents the movie from feeling like a film filled with shots and cuts by the director. Clooney and Bullock especially are in top form as well in "Gravity". Both actors show a side to themselves not seen before in their previous work and Ms. Bullock should start picking out a dress for Oscar night now. Unfortunately, the plot is the only flaw of an otherwise fantastic movie.
"Gravity" contains an interesting story that will keep audiences entertained for its 90 minute run time but it's not necessarily a new one. Take away the mystique of space and the movie is your average action/science fiction flick filled with all the clichés that belong to the genre. It won't be hard for the average film viewer to figure out what will become of Dr. Stone and the other characters by the end of the movie.
Still, "Gravity" is a good film and worth a trip to the theaters, Hartford if only to see what everyone's talking about. See it at the Bow Tie Cinemas.