Gravity

A new review from The Movie Snob.

Gravity  (A-).  This is a terrific film.  It’s been the #1 movie in America for three weeks now, I believe, so you’ve probably already seen it.  Sandra Bullock (The Heat) and George Clooney (The American) play astronauts on a space-shuttle mission to work on the Hubble Telescope.  Things go horribly wrong when the Russians attempt to destroy one of their own satellites; although the Russian satellite is a long way off, the attempt sets off a chain reaction that sends a shower of deadly debris smashing into the space shuttle.  Before you can say “Houston, we have a problem,” Sandra and George are fighting for their lives and desperately trying to figure out some way to cross the 600 kilometers between them and Earth in a non-life-ending way.  It’s a taut (91 minutes) thrill ride, and the special effects are spectacular.  I saw it in IMAX 3D, and it made for a truly immersive experience.  I’ve liked all of director Alphonso Cuaron’s films that I’ve seen (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Great Expectations) but this one tops them all.

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5 comments on “Gravity

  1. […] Science-Fiction Movie.  Here’s another clear winner: Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  Look for some Oscar nominations for this […]

  2. […] could get out of the movie. Seriously though, there is nothing redeeming about the movie. Bullock (Gravity) plays the exact same role she plays in every other movie, Reynolds (Adventureland) was more […]

  3. […] adventure, about which I will say only that it involves a grown-up and curmudgeonly George Clooney (Gravity).  It’s an earnest and optimistic movie, so maybe it just doesn’t fit the national mood right […]

  4. […] saw the latest movie from director Ridley Scott (Alien), and I thought it was great.  If you liked Gravity and Apollo 13, you need to get out there and see this film.  Matt Damon (Interstellar) plays a […]

  5. […] year.  For me, The Martian was hands-down the best movie of 2015.  It’s like a cross between Gravity and Robinson Crusoe.  Matt Damon gives a fine performance as the marooned astronaut.  I see the […]

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