By Luke C.
Gravity is a new science fiction film that launched into theaters on October 4th and has been sweeping the box office ever since. It has gotten very positive reviews, much praise for its special effects, and its sound design. Here is my take on gravity:
With its 100 million dollar budget, you’d expect the special effects to be top notch, and they are. They are better than top notch; the special effects are some of the best I’ve ever seen. The feeling of zero gravity is crazy, especially if you see it in 3D.
The pacing of this film is great, as the action never lets off. It almost feels like it is in real time. The film passes from exiting action, to the calm, but very discomforting scenes of floating in space. Even though the movie is set in the emptiness of space, it does have a claustrophobic feel.
The acting is also great, but it is what you would expect from the very well praised stars, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. With this, you better get comfortable with them because they are 2 of the only humans in this movie.
One of the only downsides of this movie is one I praised earlier. Sandra Bullock’s character, while well acted, is extremely frustrating. Her clumsiness in this movie is so frustrating; it’ll make you question how she got into space in the first place.
The only other con I can think of is the complete lack of people. I mean, it fits for the movie, since they are alone in space, but it has been done better. The science fiction classic “Alien” did this better. The reason “Alien” did it better is probably because the main character is smart and tactical, not clumsy and frustrating.
Overall, Gravity is a very good movie with great pacing, special effects, and action. It is rare I say this, but I actually recommend seeing this movie in 3D. You will get frustrated at Sandra Bullock, but it doesn’t take you away from the greatness of this movie.