Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Directed by: Alphonso Cuaron
Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
The logline above sounds fairly mundane, no? I mean, not REALLY boring, but not heart pounding, nail biting gripping stuff. Well, this film is exactly those two things, and just happens to be about the best looking film I have ever seen. Ever.
This is quite simply the best, most thrilling cinematic experience I’ve ever had. I’m not one for the whole 3D thing, but this film was MADE for such technology, and if you don’t go and see it in IMAX 3D then you are doing yourself and the film a disservice.
So much has been said about this film already, and every review I have read has given it five stars. There doesn’t seem to be a bad word to say about it. And you won’t get any here either!
There isn’t much of a plot so to speak, other than two peoples battle to save themselves from the vast empty space around them. But then, that’s enough of a plot isn’t it? What you don’t expect is the really human emotions found within the film. A couple of scenes were incredibly sad. This isn’t just some emotionless techie space film.
Clooney and particularly Bullock are both excellent, guiding the entire movie themselves. They must have been battered and bruised after filming this, and I almost felt the same way coming out of the cinema!
Never has a film left me gaping at the screen in wonder at how unbelievably amazing it looks. It makes me wonder if it would stand up as well if watched in 2D.
When all is said and done, I can only give Gravity top marks like everyone else, so my score for the film is