Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gravity (2013)

Gravity may not be horror, but the situation I find to be terrifying.  This was directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Children of Men) and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  From seeing the trailer, you know this movie was going to be crazy.  Just the thought of floating in space, all alone, brings chills down my spine.

So the story is about a astronaut name Ryan Stone (Bullock), who is trying to fix a satellite, along with two other astronauts, Matt Kowalski (Clooney) and Shariff.  When Kowalski gets news that debris from a asteroid/satellite collision was headed their way, he tries to pull Stone back to the space station.  But it was too late and pieces of the first satellite begins crashing into the other satellite.  Stone tries to hold on, but soon gets cut off and is now floating in space.  Of course now she's terrified .  She only has few oxygen left in the tank and no way to get to Earth.  Luckily, Kowalski finds her and now they try to make their way to a Russian space station, hoping they can use their pod to get back home.

I really can't say I'm a big fan of Sandra Bullock, but she really made me feel for her character.  And Clooney's character is cool and laid back.  In the beginning of the film, Kowalski is telling his comrades stories from back home, just to entertain and keep their mind off that they're up in space.

I really enjoyed "Gravity" and can see why it got a lot of buzz.  I enjoyed the visuals.  And for some reason I felt like I can feel the darkness and coldness of space.  Like the p.o.v shots made you think you were really there.  Oh and if you get nauseous very easily, then you may want to avoid this flick.  But other than that, Gravity is a very unique film, and I totally suggest checking it out.