Review: Gravity


Sandra Bullock stars in a sci-fi, where she plays a women who has ventured out into the obit of space as a medical engineer  to fix a broken satellite. So as not to ruin the film for others I’ll stop there.. the film tries to replicate the common American Film story of a person going out to do a job, a problem arising and the journey home.

Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who’s on his final flight before retiring. But a simple routine spacewalk 372 miles above the Earth ends in disaster when satellite debris ploughs into the shuttle. The impact catapults Stone and Kowalsky into the unforgiving blackness. An eerie silence tells them they have also lost contact with NASA altogether. With a finite supply of oxygen, their prospects seem bleak. But panic and fear gives way to a realisation that their only hope of survival is to work together and travel further into deep space. ‘Children of Men’ director Alfonso Cuaron returns to sci-fi with this palm-moistening survival thriller.

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The film takes you through all the possible problems that could go wrong, with the development of the film we learn the strength and weaknesses of human mentality in when death is lurking. However Gravity is recieving mixed responses from the varying quality  seen when watching the film in 2D rather than 3D. The extra features is suggested to come across better in 3D  giving viewer a better experience of how it would be to experience a situation like Dr. Ryan Stone’s.

 “Great; the effects definitely improve the experience of the film, but if you don’t have the money for 3D you definitely miss out when seeing it in 2D as I’ve seen both”.

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