"Gravity" is one of those films that may be more special effects than body, but it's definitely an experience to be had"
If you haven't seen "Gravity" by now, you're probably wondering if it's even worth the rental. Well, we've seen it and we'll say it's worth the rental, but only if you want to see Next Level Special Effects with a side of drama.
Now, we're not saying that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney didn't put in a full day's work, but without the mind-blowing CG, this film just wouldn't have been such as smash at box office. So let's put on our spacesuits and head into the darkness as we Unhinge, "Gravity".
So the plot of the film basically involves two astronauts attempting to repair a faulty piece of equipment in space before all hell breaks loose. The hell being debris that's flying toward them at a mind-numbing speed which can only produce catastrophic results for anyone or anything in it's path. Now, what gives this film a leg to stand, on other than the CG, is the psychological unraveling that occurs when imminent emptiness is at hand.
You see, Ryan Stone(Bullock) and Matt Kowalski(Clooney) engage in a little heart to heart while they are trying to make sense of what we'll call "Total Death" in space. The two floaters ponder their life back on earth and do their best to make plans for the future, but the chill of infinite space squeezes it's icy grip on any semblance of hope. Some of you may already know this, but sometimes hope is the only thing keeping you out of the mental ward. This downward spiral depicted in the film gives the actors, especially Bullock, an opportunity to wow us their introspective mesh of epiphanies and self-doubt.
Now for the Special Effects rant...
We've all seen movies that have done some nifty lighting and time-stopping trickery, especially when it comes to CG, but this movie has dead-lifted the bar with ease. When you watch "Gravity", prepare to feel just like Flick from "A Bug's Life"(lol). From the moment you begin watching you are totally immersed in space and it's almost like you have a 360 degree view of everything that is going on. The clarity of earth is like watching a still picture that moves and the way the actors traverse seamlessly through the environment truly captures you're attention. If you have ever wanted to test your HD LG or Plasma, this is the movie to test it's limits.
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Now for some, this movie may move rather slow, but being that this is space, it's to be expected. There are several points in the film where you will feel like you're floating in limbo along with Bullock, reaching for your caffeine or popcorn fighting to stay awake. We can only account this to the immersion within the film's environment, if they planned for this effect, Kudos, if not then, "Watch with a soda".
So who is this film for? Fans of the cosmos that like a little Clooney or Bullock in their latte. Who is "Gravity" not for? It's not for anyone looking for an action-packed space blockbuster like "Star Trek" or "Aliens" because most of the the film's action happens internally within the viewer. With that said...(transmission lost)
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