The 2013 thriller, “Gravity,” was released on Friday, Oct 4th and has astonished audiences with its captivating story line, intense Sci-fi action and breathtaking visuals.
Oscar Award winner Sandra Bullock steps into the suit of Ryan Stone, a medical engineer that accompanies astronaut Matthew Kowalski, played by George Clooney, as they take on a mission in space. Both characters are immediately introduced to the antagonist of the film; a disastrous chain reaction. The suspense ratchets up as Bullock becomes stranded alone in the vast openness as she struggles to find safety.
Bullock is faced with challenging obstacles throughout the movie as she fights for her survival. The remarkable combination of stunning computer graphics and screenplay provides both a terrifying yet beautiful experience for viewers as they are immersed in the shoes of an astronaut lost in space.
Bullock’s riveting performance will send shivers down your spine. Clooney’s humorous attitude balances out the seriousness of the film. Clooney, in a way, serves as a conscience for Bullock.
The dizzying camera work provides an excellent way of allowing viewers to feel the characters’ emotions. It is highly recommended to watch this film in IMAX 3D.
Director Alfonso Cuarón, is best known for directing “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Children of Men”. The film cost about $100 million to produce and has already made back $55 million after its opening weekend.
The film was completely absorbing from beginning to end. The climax was never-ending and the suspense and thrilling action will have audiences on the edge of their seat. Sandra Bullock gives an award worthy performance. The film targets the subject of life and what it means to hold on to it. For audiences ready for an intense, jaw-dropper, “Gravity” is a must-see.