Note: Shell out the extra bucks and see this film in IMAX-3D! It’s worth it!
Okay, my expectations for Alfonso Cuaron’s new film, Gravity, were REALLY high. After all, could one single movie really live up to all of this enormous hype?! Well guys, Gravity is worth all of the critical acclaim it has received, and maybe even more. It is one of the best movies I have seen… ever. For the entire film I was suspended in a state of awe and stress; awe at the brilliant, game-changing film-making and stress at the entire crisis the main character continuously faces. Gravity is not just an amazing film with a great story, superb acting, and realistic CGI, it’s a masterpiece of film-making. If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to go to space, or wanted to confirm how much you want to AVOID space, this is the movie for you.
Usually I give a (spoiler-free) summary of the plot and explain what you should expect when you go into the theater. However, I think Gravity is at its best when you know only a bare minimum. Space is terrifying because it is the vast unknown, and that is how you should treat the experience of seeing Gravity. All I will say, which you can tell from the trailer, is that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are American astronauts tasked with fixing the Hubble Space Telescope. When space debris hits their location, the mission goes awry leaving the two astronauts in a fight for survival.
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire movie and I want you to feel that same amount of stress too! With that said, I thought it would be appropriate to list the six stages of emotion I felt while watching Gravity:
Is Gravity really going to be as amazing as people say?
Yep, it’s amazing and I’m only 2 minutes in.
This movie has to have been shot in space. I don’t believe this is all CGI. Sandra Bullock went to astronaut school, I know it.
When you realize its runtime is only 90 minutes!
Offering…begging to pay for a friend’s ticket if they will see it with you again.
I didn’t know I could be surprised by film-making anymore but this movie is a game-changer. From the CGI to the acting and storyline, this is one of the best movies I have ever seen.