Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity boasts a suspenseful cinematic experience, in which audiences will be sent shooting into space right alongside the characters in this incredible sci-fi thriller.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski, a medical engineer and an astronaut respectively, who are on a space mission for NASA. When the two are in a horrific accident and lose all communication with mission control, they are left drifting in space with only each other and their quickly declining oxygen supply to rely on.
The visuals are of such great quality that it heightens the trauma of the sufferings for the audience. It sucks you right into the darkened skies of space and leaves you fearfully drifting for the film’s ninety minute run. The computer generated universe we see throughout the film was formed with such precision and attention to detail that you can just imagine how hauntingly beautiful such a view might be.
The dialogue, penned by Cuarón and his brother Jonás Cuarón, is somewhat juvenile but Bullock and Clooney successfully convey their thoughts more realistically through their facial expressions as opposed to the written word. Bullock shines despite the challenge of acting opposite nothing but the endless realms of space for the majority of the film.
Clooney’s role is not of much depth and lacks in character development but he is good as the one who keeps calm throughout the troubles. His character brings the much required lightness to the film, helping to bring about the balance of this rollercoaster ride of a film.
In this visual masterpiece, Bullock shines like one of the many stars she is surrounded by. Sure to sweep on the awards’ front, Cuarón has created a cinematically beautiful world sure to make audiences that little bit more fearful of the endless skies above.