Written October 05, 2013
The "Gravity" movie poster reads: 'Don't Let Go!' This movie does it - it draws you in and keeps you on edge. It has one of the smallest casts in a very long time; but it clearly is great. Visually, of course, it's fine. The story is simple, and I was surprised that it has an emotional pull throughout. The musical score fits well, too. P.S.: Because the film is only an hour-and-a-half; there must have been 10 or more trailers shown first!
Written February 02, 2014
Saw this in RPX, definitely worth it. I didn't expect much from the previews I had seen but left the theater feeling great. No I didn't kiss the ground of the parking lot, but there is a story of fighting against yourself and surviving.
Written October 05, 2013
Interesting reviews. Particularly as those who disliked it are absolutely correct in their critique of Sandra Bullock's whining, unempowered, untrained, character and those who loved it are spot on for the film's technical virtuosity and the intermittent thriller sequences. I fall into the first category but wouldn't have missed it for the 2nd.
A Kubrick Devotee
Written February 13, 2014
Mostly pretty but boring. Maybe if it had been Chris Pine floating around in his underwear, it would have kept more of my interest. I know movieland has a very different take on "truth," but this could have been an opportunity to show how things really work in space. If "The Simpsons" can work in a teaching moment on the conservation of angular momentum, why not a movie about space? And, I'm not the kind of viewer for whom special effects can carry the movie. And, there's not much to talk about afterward.
Written October 06, 2013
This movie was a pile of nonsense from the time it began.. the dialogue was written by a five year old.... the plot... idiotic... and for anyone who loved the space program this was a piece of crap... lets start with the casting... I love both the actors.. totally mismatch for them in these roles.. good science fiction must make you believe... why are they using the space shuttle as the platform for the opening scenes... the program is dead.. been dead for two years... lets move on to the fact the writers obviously dont know spy satellite operate in much different orbits than the ISS or the shuttle....an astronaut as mentally unstable as Sondra Bullock's character would never be sent in to space.. right you are sending an unstable single mom who lost her daughter in to space..... and wow... look.. she can read English... Russian and Chinese.. and what the hell was that Chinese space station just floating around up there... garbage from start to finish.. sorry....