Out of this world: Gravity movie review

Hailley Stantz

The movie “Gravity” is the work of Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The movie itself is an intense, mysterious, science fiction thriller and definitely a movie that has you up on the edge of your seat the whole time. If you like action and science fiction, this is a movie to see because it takes place in mysterious space. This gripping film has more action than any other film I’ve seen in a while and, at the same time, has tear-jerking moments that stuck through the whole movie. Cuarón went from directing low-rated “Great Expectations” to possible award winning science fiction thrill film about an emergency space fix on the space shuttle that goes terribly wrong. Cuarón captures every intense moment carefully, yet dramatically well.

“Gravity’s” main characters were Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (Clooney), and it described their adventure of being stranded in space and using every bit of their energy to get back home to mother Earth. Bullock and Clooney are Oscar winning actors who have played in many other dramatic and heart-felt movies. Clooney has been in high-rated movies such as “Radioman,” “Batman and Robin” (1997), “Three Kings” and his highest rated film “Fail Safe.” Sandra Bullock is famous for the true story film “The Blind Side” and also “The Proposal.” These two work well together in “Gravity” and seems to take the aspects of their characters into thought. The characters portrayed by these two actors are anything but typical, they are in space for once, and they are complete opposites of each other trying to work together to survive.

In my opinion, “Gravity” is compelled by action, drama, mystery and fear of the unknown. Never knowing what was going to happen next, I felt like I was in the movie with Dr. Ryan, feeling the terror that she was seeing and trying to fight against. It was an inner-self conflict that at one time almost won her over but was overcome by her confidence and bravery to get home, taking any risks it took to get there. It seems like a short film, but watching it will have you on the edge of your chair, wanting something good to come from the tragedy of being stranded in a place with no oxygen then giving every last ounce of energy to return home.

This gripping film got 98 out of 100 stars on the online review site: Rotten Tomatoes and I feel it would be safe to give it a 4 ½ to 5 out of five stars.

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