Movie Review: Gravity
Patrick King wrote this review 3 years ago
Sandra Bullock plays a NASA novice stranded in space opposite cool-headed, astronaut vet George Clooney. Bullock’s ill-prepared, often annoying character, made me initially hope that she’d land on Charlton Heston’s Earth in the year 3978; complete with apes riding horses and tossing cargo netting around her Lycra shorts.
But the exceptional 3D images and Clooney (who literally carried this picture and Bullock) provide viewers with a remarkable movie that takes place solely in outer space...no shots from Planet Earth, only the voices of Mission Control’s Ed Harris and a Ham radio operator. The film’s most powerful scenes result from the complete silence. Catch this on the big screen to get the most bang for your buck; you’ll find yourself oblivious to the characters while mesmerized by Earth and flying space objects. Grade: B+