Gravity Is Mind-Blowing; The Film Of The Year

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is a cinematic landmark featuring mind-blowing effects, smart use of 3D and a career best performance from Sandra Bullock.

Gravity_film_sandra-bullock_george-clooneyDirector Alfonso Cuarón is a well-accomplished filmmaker who has made a number of great films – from the best Harry Potter movie to Children of Men and A Little Princess. However, in the case of Gravity, he’s made his masterpiece. It begins with a breathtaking shot in which the camera slowly looms towards both the characters and the other objects that are floating around in space, and that basically sets out the feel of the movie, almost as if the film’s saying “Think you’ve seen it all, well think again!” Alfonso Cuarón has made a cinematic landmark that features mind-blowing effects, characters you can relate to, and a career best performance from Sandra Bullock. The film of the year.

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Written by Ryan Pollard

gravity-movie-poster_sandra-bullockDirected by: Alfonso Cuarón
Written by: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Released: 2013 / Genre: Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller / Country: USA/UK / IMDB

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  1. Dan O. Reply

    Here’s my idea about this movie: Loved the look, feel and whole atmosphere surrounding it. However, the script, when shown and noticeable, was very weak in spots, but was thankfully saved a bit by the sheer charm of both Bullock and Clooney. Good review Ryan.

  2. Rodney Reply

    Film of the year? Hmm. I know it’s awesome and all, but film of the year? Time will tell, I guess. It’s almost certainly gonna have Oscar looking in its direction.

  3. Gabe Campbell Reply

    one of the best cinema experience’s I’ve ever had. It’s usually animated films that make good use such as A Christmas Carol but the way gravity is shot is

  4. Séan Baldwin Reply

    For me, it’s the first genuinely 3D movie. Absolute genius

  5. movies lover Reply

    It’s the only film since Avatar worth watching in 3D. Maybe with The Hobbit.

  6. Evan Crean Reply

    When I saw Gravity I was instantly smitten. It sucks you in right from the beginning with tremendous special effects and a totally believable environment. The 3D works incredibly well and the narrative keeps you on the edge of your seat despite its simplicity. I actually remember letting out an audible sigh of relief at one point during the movie. I also appreciated Clooney’s character for is innate likability and humorous dialogue. He had a nice chemistry with Bullock. After going home and digesting the film though, I realized that parts of Dr. Ryan Stone’s backstory felt really forced into the story and that a lot of her monologues were totally corny. Those issues aside, I enjoyed Gravity immensely. It’s definitely in my top list for 2013.

  7. Lights Camera Reaction Reply

    Do you have a new layout? If so, it looks lovely!
    Glad you loved Gravity, it certainly is an exceptional film that brings out all kinds of different emotions in you. It’s insightful, intelligent, thrilling and original. Alfonso Cuarón crafts Gravity out with everything he’s got with the end result being a visual masterpiece enhanced by Sandra Bullock’s remarkable performance and Emmanuel Lubezki’s bewitching cinematography. It’s films like Gravity that remind me why I love going to the cinema.

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