Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Review of Gravity

Gravity was my most anticipated film for this fall. Ever since I heard about it I have been really intrigued, mainly because I am a huge fan of the director, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). I think he is an amazing filmmaker. Gravity is just another one of Cuarón 's amazing cinematic achievements and I can say Gravity is my new favorite Cuarón film, it's absolutely incredible.

I really don't want to give much away about the plot because the less you know, the better. However, in a quick nutshell, Gravity is about a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney). They are both on a routine space mission, until disaster strikes and they are left floating in space and trying to survive. That's the very simple way of putting it, you will find much more out if you go see the movie. Because there are several surprising twists in Gravity.

The story of this film was quite simple, and I liked it that way, because the story was absolutely fantastic and definitely intriguing. All throughout the movie I was just staring at the beautiful scenery in space, after the film I felt like I was out of breath, mainly because of how suspenseful it really is. You feel like your right there with the astronauts, it's a crazy feeling. If I had one complaint for the whole movie though it would be that some of the dialogue wasn't very good and didn't make much sense. The movie was so good though, that by the end, I honestly didn't even care about that anymore.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney both give fantastic performances in this film. You also can't forget about one of the voices in this film, Ed Harris, who was the mission control voice. Sandra Bullock gives the best performance by far though. She definitely has a good chance of winning Best Actress this year at the Oscar's. Because I would say she gave the best performance of her career in Gravity. Yes, she was that good.

The visual effects and CGI in Gravity are groundbreaking. The whole time through the movie I was sometimes convinced this movie was filmed in space, it all just feels so real, almost so much so that Gravity sometimes feels like a true story. The whole movie is just breathtaking and beautiful overall. Definitely go see it in 3D, it adds so much more to the experience of the film and it's actually some of the best 3D I've ever seen. So I would definitely say it's worth the extra ticket price, I don't know if the movie would be the same without it.

The score in Gravity was fantastic. It goes great with all of the scenery and visual effects. The score went really well parts of the film. Whether it was a peaceful moment in the film or a very terrifying moment. The score really varied and I liked that a lot.

Along with all that, the cinematography was stellar in this film. The movie has some of the best shots of film I've seen all year. All of them are incredibly beautiful. I looked on at them in complete awe. Gravity also has some fantastically shot action sequences which are incredibly tense and cringe worthy, just because of how suspenseful the movie is. I can definitely say Gravity is one of the most suspenseful movies I've ever seen.

Overall, Gravity is breathtaking, visually stunning, suspenseful, intense, beautiful, and emotional, all at the same time. I swear this movie does just about everything right. I absolutely loved it and can easily call it my favorite film of the year so far. It's definitely a game changer in the science fiction industry and also the film industry in general. I wish all films could be this good. So in other words, Gravity is a masterpiece.

Verdict: 5 out of 5----my first of the year!
I really do hope this movie takes home some Oscar gold when time comes because this movie truly deserves it.
I can also confirm after seeing this movie I will never go into space, this movie just portrays how dangerous space can be, and does it very well.

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