Bottom Line: APOLLO 13 meets CASTAWAY by way of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in simple concept; light years beyond anything you could possibly imagine by visual design. GRAVITY is a wholly immersive, groundbreaking cinematic experience and the sole, one-word argument for letting 3D technology linger for as long as it has… It’s also a movie that MUST be seen on the biggest screen possible (I can’t stress this enough) and must be seen now! In one fell, 91-minute swoop, director Alfonso Cuarón delivers a taught, relentless, spiritual, breathtaking, thrilling, nerve-wracking and intensely white-knuckled edge-of-your-seat space epic that demands your attention and commands your emotions. It’s an expertly crafted production from top to bottom and includes audacious direction, a hypnotic score, mesmerizing cinematography, pulsating action, stunning visuals and a soon-to-be Oscar nominated performance from Sandra Bullock (you can bank on it; as well as other nominations for Best Picture, Director, Editing, Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography and Visual Effects). If you can handle the sheer intensity of this event movie, I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it every bit as much as I did… Simply put, it makes going to the movies fun. Taking the art and science of filmmaking to glorious new heights, GRAVITY is easily the most exciting movie-going experience I’ve had in the past few years! So yeah, I guess you could say that I’m down with GRAVITY!
Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón (CHILDREN OF MEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN)
Running time: 91 minutes
Story: Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone (WARNER BROS)