onsdag 25 december 2013


In space, no one can hear you scream. This is a classic reply from Alien, that most sci fi lovers never forget. In the genre of sci fi movies, we have some really good classics that will never die, and we have some really bad ones, remember Ghosts Of Mars ? Director Alfonso Cuarón, who directed Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban and Children of Men, is back on board, and this time he is not only the director. He is also the writer of Gravity, producer and editor. Considering i really loved his previous movies, especially mexican drama And Your Mother Too, i was curious what Gravity would offer us. Making over 600 million dollars at the box office, and praised as one of the best motion pictures of 2013, is Gravity is good as everyone is saying, or is the hype bigger than the honest truth ?

On board the Space Shuttle Explorer's STS-157, Dr Ryan Stone ( Sandra Bullock ) is a medical engineer on her first mission in space. She is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski ( George Clooney ), who is commander on this mission. While doing service to the Hubble Space Telescope, the astronauts are informed by Mission Control in Houston, give a warning to the team about a Russian missile strike on a defunct sattelite. Mission Control want the whole team to abort the mission, but when the missile strike, it causes a chain reaction forming a cloud of space hebris. Dr Ryan Stone is forced to disconnect her safety belt. As she is floating around in space, Matt contacts her. He is going to try and pick her up, and get her back to their space shuttle. The space shuttle have very serious damage, and the crew is floating around dead. Somehow, the remaining survivors need to find a way, to get back to Earth.

I realise many people don´t like CGI that many times. But trust me, when it comes to CGI in Gravity, it does not get any better than this. The CGI is phenomenal, with amazing details that i have never seen so clear on a big screen as here. Both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney does a really good performance, as astronauts in a very serious situation. You might think it would be boring watching this, considering they are lonely in space, but this is a very intensive sci fi thriller. Director Alfonso Cuarón proves once again why he is such an brilliant director, and this might actually be his best motion picture so far. You will be on the edge of your seat while watching Gravity, this is one of the few motion pictures that leave an impact after you watched the whole movie. Do i agree with so many other movie review critics that this is one of the best films of this year ? Of course, i dont think anyone would disagree. We might have an Oscar winner in our hands, Gravity is already a knockout for all ages.

Rating: DDDD

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