Gravity – Film Review

Whilst I am aware of the scientific inaccuracies, I did not let these facts hinder my experience of “Gravity“. More often than people would like to admit, many of us have a phobia of losing oxygen and dying in space and I believe this film perfectly portrays how frightening space can be. Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stoneon her first space mission with veteran astronaut Lieutenant Matthew Kowalski played by George Clooney. When disaster strikes, the two are tethered together and try to survive.

I believe that although the visuals are stunning, the dialogue could have been better. For me, I just wanted something more than what was said between the characters in this film and I often found that the silent moments in the film were the ones that actually make this movie special. Character development is evident as Sandra Bullock absolutely carries this movie, but I still believe the script could have done with a little bit more improvement. Surprisingly, the script does not hinder the on-screen chemistry between Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and seems to come naturally even though the two have not worked together before. Despite the above, Gravity is still the best space film I have ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat for most of this movie anxious about the characters and concerned for their survival.

The viewing of this film with or without 3D is entirely optional. I went to see the film in 2D and I’m glad I did solely due to the fact that I get motion sickness easily. But if you don’t get motion sickness, by all means watch it in 3D if you like.

I don’t think Gravity is for everyone. If you’re expecting a lot of action, you’ll be disappointed as this film relies more on superb acting and is emotionally charged. What starts as a story of a woman’s struggle for survival, turns into an open love letter for our Earth and an understanding of how unforgiving the universe can be. And I think that’s the part about this film that I loved the most.

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