Gravity is the story of two astronauts (George Clooney, Sandra Bullock), who are working on a project up in space when debris from a Russian missile attack on Earth unexpectedly strikes. They lose communication with Houston and must find a way to survive and get back down to Earth safely on their own.
What I liked
I’ve always been very fascinated by outer space, so the fact that this was a space movie made it interesting for me right off the bat. I thought the movie did a good job of giving the audience an idea of what it would actually be like to be up in outer space. The camera angles were impressive at times, such as when things are spinning out of control and you see it from the perspective of one of the astronauts, or even the shots of Earth that they show from time to time. I think Sandra Bullock did an amazing job of portraying the fear that one would experience in those types of stressful situations when your life is on the line. I also enjoyed the ending of the movie as well.
What I didn’t like
There were some classic movie moments when things are just about to go bad but then something happens that saves the day. In other words, there were some unrealistic parts at certain points of this movie. I was also not a huge fan of George Clooney’s character. He did provide some comic relief, but I don’t think it was entirely realistic in that kind of scenario. There were really intense parts in this movie, but there were also some slow parts as well that were hard to get through.
This movie currently has an 8.6/10 on IMDB, a 97% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 89% from the audience.
I definitely enjoyed seeing this movie, but I would not quite hold it to the standards of the ratings it is receiving so far. My final rating is a 4.25/5.
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