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Gravity [2013]

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5 Stars (5 / 10)

Gravity

Gravity is essentially a modern day Apollo 13, ala “routine” space flight mission turns into a desperate battle of survival. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her very first space mission and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) a veteran astronaut are both on a routine mission when things start to go wrong.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are both great in Gravity. Clooney plays his usual charismatic, jovial, self confident character that we have grown to love, on the other hand we see a newer side to Bullock as a woman in survival mode, some good acting here by Bullock.

Gravity could have been a really good movie had they expanded the story in areas. I felt that Clooney’s role ended prematurely and that the ending was also too abrupt. In addition there were just too many layers of implausibility for my liking, the domino effect of calamities was just too unbelievable for my taste.

The lack of story development gave it a real low budget feel with cgi space being the only dimension to this film.

WARNING SPOILERS!!

I’m sorry but why did Kowalsky need to un-teather from Stone? They were both moving at the same pace so he can’t have been pulling her, they were both together. I was enjoying the movie up to that point where it became an all too familiar moment where someone needs to be a hero and “let go of the rope”.

Unrealistic? At least with Apollo 13 there was an almost constant communication with Huston, guiding and problem solving seemingly realistic scenarios. With Gravity however we are given too many similar situations that are frankly impossible to get out of yet Ryan Stone a seemingly clueless greenhorn astronaut defies all logic and makes her way to earth (yeah right).

For a more rounded story there should have been a rescue of Dr. Ryan Stone with some explanations of what happened. This would have injected some feel good moment that was needed in the ending.

Review of the movie: Gravity
Date Published: 03/10/2014
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris
5 / 10 stars



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