Gravity movie review

gravityGravity is the talk of the town, so we checked it out this past weekend and experienced the perils of earth orbit for ourselves. We sat down and had to wonder: Would it live up to the hype?

The answer to that question is… you have no time to think about anything like that once the movie starts, because this movie rockets along (forgive the pun) at a near whiplash inducing pace. This movie flies past and didn’t feel like 91 minutes at all. I also enjoyed the score by Steven Price, which I thought did a great job of adding to the atmosphere.

For the most part, I enjoyed the look and feel that director Alfonso Cuaron and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki achieved along with their gigantic crew and effects artists. There were some 1st person shots that bugged me, but no big deal. Overall, this is a visual effects movie and you can’t say enough good things about the visuals. Speaking of director Alfonso Cuaron (Pan’s Labyrinth and my favorite Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of AzkabanChildren of Men didn’t do anything for me), he also worked on the editing with Mark Sanger and the screenplay with Jonas Cuaron (his brother?) and it’s the dialogue and maybe a character point or so that I take only small issue with. The characters are kinda flat and I don’t necessarily love that Sandra Bullock plays a frantic women while George Clooney plays a confident man, but given that their characters are that of Mission Specialist and… Astronaut, I suppose it is fitting given the circumstances of the plot. There’s also some dialogue I didn’t love: “I just drive.” is about as trite as it gets. Still, the both give fantastic performances – especially Bullock.

Its faults are few – in fact, Gravity is a near perfect film and a good time at the movies. I give it a 9 out of 10, but if you’re faint of heart, you might want to skip this one.

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Posted on October 14, 2013, in movie review and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Totally needs to be seen on the big screen, no matter which format. It just makes the experience all the more better. Nice review Jamie.

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