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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Gravity

In space, no one can hear you scream....

Okay, totally different tag line from a totally different film. But it fits. Kinda.

So Gravity is the story of Sandra Bullock's character and how she's this researcher/scientist/rolethatwasn'tclearlyexplained who was sent into space to upgrade a satellite. During that mission, shit happens when the Russians blow up one of their own satellites, causing a chain reaction that destroys other satellites and resulting in a whirlwind of flying debris death around the earth. Sanda Bullock and the rest of the people on the mission try to escape in their spaceship but are too late and most of them are killed in the first 10 mins, except for George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. However, even George Clooney dies within the next 10 mins so it's really the story of Sandra Bullock which is an interesting choice to take because it's very rare you see a film that really only stars ONE character. And the actor needs to be amazingly talented to be able to pull it off. Luckily, Sandra Bullock is a pretty talented actor.

So Gravity is really a disasterporn film, about the story of one character struggling to make it back to safety/earth. Can't really say much about the characterisation cause there isn't much other than the fact Sandra Bullock secretly has nothing to live for, wants to die and then suddenly finds the will to live in the movie. The visuals are pretty breathtaking and I'm wondering how they managed to make it seem like the actors are actually floating in space. 

However, Gravity is a pretty short movie by modern standards. It's only about 90 mins long, but then again, it's probably because there's only so much you can tell with one character without seeming endlessly repetitive (Prisoners, I'm looking at YOU -_- ) 

In the end, it's a decent film but probably not one I would feel the need to watch again.