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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Movie Review: Gravity Nerve racking, gripping and touching!


Nerve racking, gripping and touching! In case you have been living under a rock Gravity is about Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space…
 
Bullock does an amazing job! You are right there with her experiencing each of her emotions on the edge of your seat cheering her on. Not many actors can hold an entire movie on their shoulders and do it virtually alone on screen. Clooney’s part in this movie is nominal he is around for maybe 15 minutes and he is charming and funny but any handsome guy could have done it. (Think Clooney was irreplaceable in this movie share your comments at www.yourmediaworld.com.)

Directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron the cinematography of the movie is breathtaking and the way they implement the anti gravity is unreal. There is a scene where you see clumps of fire floating that is so amazing you want to see more. The silence in the movie is palpable and seeing it in the theater even more so I think I could have heard a pin drop, you were literally holding your breath.
 
Dr. Stone is put into situation after situation where she is fighting for survival and you are sitting on the edge of your seat hoping she makes it. What should bother me is that it keeps happening to her once you think she has made it something else happens and once again you are gripping you chair but it is done so you aren’t irritated by it but drawn in each time.  Gravity is 5 stars and you should see it in theaters in IMAX to get the full experience. Share your thoughts and reviews at www.yourmediaworld.com



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