SO..... A couple of months ago, I saw a trailer for this little movie called Gravity. It is directed by and stars and . It tells the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut who have to work together to survive after they're sent adrift in space by a freak accident. Sorry, did I say "little movie" before? How's this for little?
Um, to put it lightly, HOLY CRAP! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! That is the best trailer I have seen in years. Seriously, that includes the Social Network trailer with that one song I know nothing about (you know the one), the trailer for Inception, and even the more recent Walter Mitty ad campaign. This is the best trailer I have seen in years, maybe ever.
So why am I the only one who's freaking out?
I guess I'm not. There's this guy, , made a couple of really huge movies called Titanic and Avatar. He did an interview recently where he praised the film quite highly.
“I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time... What is [most] interesting is the human dimension. Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.”
So Titanic was a bit kitschy, so Avatar was Dances With Wolves in space. Are you going to argue that James Cameron doesn't know his way around a camera? The guy's a genius in terms of visuals. He made Aliens, for crying out loud, and he says that Gravity has the best space photography he's ever seen.
Furthermore, I seem to be one of the only people who actually know who Alfonso Cuarón is, despite the fact that every film he makes does pretty well stateside (one of those Harry Potter movies, yes?). Children of Men was awesome, Prisoner of Azkaban was awesome, Little Princess was awesome (shut up), and so on.
And you've got acting caliber here. Forget her Razzie for that awful All About Steve movie, Bullock is a fine actress, and she will no doubt be the heart of this movie. And I SUPPOSE I can let go of George Clooney being Batman once long enough to enjoy him in this. He was in The Descendants, after all.
I don't know, maybe I'm crazy. I just see a tried-and-true director, great actors, a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a glowing review by a powerhouse director, and in my mind the dots start to connect and I start getting excited. I guess people are too concerned with Ben Affleck being Batman to appreciate the fact that there is a seriously intense movie coming up here (seriously guys, he's Batman. It's happening, let it go). All I know is, you can count on me to see this movie and obsess over it, I just hope the rest of the internet can follow suit.