Looking for a movie that gets your heart racing? How about a film that makes you nervous and happy at the same time? A film that is one of the greatest examples of Visual Effects ever to hit the big screen? My friends, look no further.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is a gigantic step up from ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. Not to say anything against his previous film, as I am a ridiculous Harry Potter fan, I was surprised to see his named attached to such a visually stunning film. Although I was extremely nervous going into the theater to watch Gravity, I left feeling relived and ecstatic.
Dr. Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock, is a medical engineer on her first space mission assisting the charming astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and the rest of the shuttle team. And then everything goes wrong. But you’ll need to see the movie to believe it. This film was so visually stunning and accurate especially when it came to collisions, in the trailers the sound department added effects when something was hit with debris however, in the actual film there is no sound when that occurs. The production team was very keen on being as accurate as they could be and it helped immensely in bringing this film to life. With reflections on the helmet of the astronaut suits to the labored breathing of Bullock, the amount of detail and attention given to each aspect of the script and the visual effects allows the audience to be fully immersed into the story.
Personally, I was going to have a nervous breakdown during the film. With people spinning out of orbit and oxygen tanks beeping at you, the audience is right in the mix with the films two actors. The emotional levels that the film plays upon range anywhere from happiness to shear panic. Sitting in the audience, I observed more than one person clutching their hair or covering their mouth in distress. This film accomplished what so many others fail to do…..engage an audience. As far as I’m concerned, this movie could have had no audio and I would have been fine with that. Seriously, it’s that good.
So without further delay please go see this film, unless you want to be an Astronaut. Then I would say maybe you shouldn’t go.