Gravity – Sandra Bullock

I have never done a movie review before and I am certainly no critic.  However I decided to share my thoughts on the latest Sandra Bullock Movie – Gravity.

I must say I went into this show thinking “It is about an astronaut stranded in space by herself, how good can it be?”  I love Sandra Bullock though and I am a big fan of sci fi so I decided to give it a shot.  HOLY SMOKES!  There was non stop drama/action for pretty much the whole movie.

“Gravity” begins with Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer, who is busy fixing a technical problem on the exterior of the spacecraft.   This is her first mission and she seems to be having physical difficulty adjusting to space.  She is accompanied by (George Clooney), a veteran astronaut on his final mission before retirement and a third astronaut.

The three astronauts are joking around and enjoying their day when Clooney makes a comment about beating a spacewalk record on his final mission.  The fun is ended when they are told that when the Russians shot down one of their own satellites the resulting debris from this space station is hurtling towards them.

There is no time for them to get inside the shuttle, when the debris from the destroyed spacecraft hits them, tossing them about and damaging their shuttle. Thrown into oblivion, the astronauts struggle to survive which forms the basic premise of the story.  Sandra is thrown into space by herself spiraling out of control.  This starts the beginning of the intense dramatic scenes of Gravity.

I watched the movie in 2D because I get massive headaches watching 3D.  I can totally see how the effects would have been spectacular for some in 3D with the cinematography and special effects.  Even in 2D, the movie was in my opinion fantastic.   I was on the edge of my seat for the whole movie.  I am the kind of person who can suspend my disbelief for the time I am watching a movie.  I believe that is why I love science fiction and fantasy.  I have no idea if all of the things that happen in the movie are realistic, but it was certainly believable while watching it.  That is the whole point of watching a movie for me.  It is real at the time.  After you walk away you might think…hmmm maybe a little far fetched?  How do I know?  I don’t so I enjoy it for what it is.

Sandra Bullock does a fantastic job in the film.  She is totally believable.  You see her through her fears, doubts and pain and moments when she considers just giving up.  It is very emotional and real.  She is a fantastic actress.  Clooney is not my favorite actor but he does give some comic relief and a contrast to Bullocks stoic character.  Together they work well.

I don’t want to give anything else away so I will end with this.  The movie was very dramatic and full of action and suspense.  I loved the entire thing.  I give it 5 stars.

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6 responses to “Gravity – Sandra Bullock

  1. I loved the movie. I saw it in 3-D on the massive 70 foot Ultra Screen. Wow. Fantastic review of a fantastic movie.

  2. I had the same initial thoughts when I first heard about the movie, and saw the trailer a few months ago. But now it seems like I’m going to have to go see it!

  3. You’ve got me convinced! I’m going to see this this weekend.

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