Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether. Gravity screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
I was disappointed with this movie. There was only a small part at the beginning with George Clooney, and the rest of the movie was just Sandra Bullock - panting, breathing hard, and talking to herself. The previews that were constantly shown on TV was basically the entire movie. The 3D made me feel nauseous, with all the spinning and turning going on. The special effects were okay, but I left the movie wishing I had spent my money on a different film.
I thought the 3D effect was not that great. Maybe it was the theatre I was in. A space movie in 3D is an ideal setting. The adventure was overly simplistic and ridiculous. Sandy Bullock spent most of the movie gasping in her helmet. George Clooney makes a cameo appearance, but should have had a larger part. This would have added to the meager script.
I saw it in IMAX 3D. The spectacularity, (is that a word), of this movie is the cinematography, NOT in the story. The story is so-so and for anyone who has a basic knowledge of science you can see the faults, for example Sandra Bullock's hair should "fly away" in zero gravity but it does not. Satellites go from West to East not East to West and such. If you have vertigo you should pass on the big screen especially 3 D, you probably will end up having an attack. The story seems predictable and it almost seems that it's over before it starts, or maybe I fell asleep and just saw the beginning and the end. No, not really just no story. I think that on the "little screen", this won't get good reviews, especially in 2 D.
Very disappointing. Sandra's acting is excellent. The cinematography is stunning and worth seeing the movie for it. But there is no story per se. The people who give this a great review are just following the critics and not their eyes.
Don't listen to reviews of people who complain about the 3D, as this movie was MADE for 3D. Amazing, psychological film. Not a long movie, but not one for individuals with short attention spans, and an inability to escape the dullness of their own lives. All of the best parts of Apollo 13, with an adventure never before performed by Hollywood. Great film!