Gravity (2013): An Amateur’s Movie Review

Gravity (2013)

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Written by:  Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

What captured my attention to watch this film is its awesome trailer and teaser clips, It features Sandra Bullock attached to a broken space shuttle crane while spinning insanely amidst a space accident. Since it is airless in space and there is no way for sound to travel to the ears, it is simulated that despite the big chaos happening, we can only hear what Sandra Bullock’s character can hear – only her nervous voice, bits of almost muted sound of the chaos here and there (I saw this from another teaser clip), and the voices on her radio communicator.

It is great because it can be an accessible concept to any movie maker but it did fall on the hands of an acclaimed one. There is a great amount of imagination as to the depiction of an accident in space and the effect is thrilling and haunting (despite scientific inconsistencies). However, it could still improve with its story line because there was no room for emotional transition as everything seems to be as fast as the satellite debris shooting around the earth. I still recommend this movie because of its almost convincing and well-thought of ideas about space accidents and feeling loneliness and isolation in space.

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