Gravity

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If you want to experience a small sense of what it would be like in the vacuum of space, you may want to check out the sci-fi drama, Gravity. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are two astronauts making repairs out in space when the Russians decide to obliterate their own satellite, which in turn, destroys the astronaut’s space shuttle. With debris circling the Earth and no one to help them they have 90 minutes to find a way home before their air runs out and they are hit again with satellite fragments. (I hate when that happens.) It has taken four years for the technology to catch up so the studio could make this film. The sound design is fabulous and from what I heard the 3D visuals are stunning. Even though this film could win some awards for audio and visual, it takes more than that to make a well-rounded top-notch movie. There are a couple small flaws which nobody apparently noticed I guess because they were looking at the great view of space. First there was plenty of tension but the story just wasn’t developed. One of the things I’m surprised no one noticed, was that everything was so convenient and the last five minutes of the film seemed kind of unrealistic. Now this isn’t a bad movie by far, except maybe the ping pong paddle floating around is a little odd. (Who could play ping-pong without gravity?) Sandra Bullock and George Clooney show why they are such outstanding A-list actors. They are the only two people in the film and they hold the audience’s attention the whole time. Okay with the help of the visuals which I couldn’t see anyway. (Sounds like I’m a little temperamental.) I think one of the best things the director did was to keep the film to a trim 90 minutes because two people floating around for 90 minutes could become tedious if it would go longer. Basically the high points far outweigh the flaws and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA