October 12, 2013

Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013) - Movie Review
Directed by: Alfonso Cuáron
Country: USA

Movie Review: Stunning is the first word that comes to my mind when I think of “Gravity”, an outer-space thriller starring Sandra Bullock as a bio-medical engineer in her first mission, and George Clooney as veteran astronaut. Both of them will try to survive to an accident that affected their shuttle, leaving them adrift in the vastness of space. Mexican Alfonso Cuáron returns to direction in top form, 7 years after the also resounding “The Children Of Men”. This time he had the collaboration of his son, Jonas, in a script that despite very simple in its basis, was extremely efficient on the screen. The realism and accuracy evinced in certain details, makes it the most interesting sci-fi film from the last years, relegating for a much inferior plan other big present-day productions of the same genre such as “Oblivion”, “After Earth”, or “Prometheus”, which weren’t able to entertain and shock us so thoroughly. And what’s funny here is that Cuáron didn’t need guns, rays, or space battles to turn it into a breathtaking experience from start to finish. Visually impeccable, technically perfect, and with an elementary story that was sufficient for its purposes, “Gravity” is a journey that you cannot afford to miss. Prepare yourself to breath heavily in this thrilling, agitated, and suffocating experience, which has the ability to make you simultaneously claustrophobic when inside confined spatial capsules, and agoraphobic (in its non-terrestrial variation) with such space immensity.

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