Not the least bit surprising to anybody, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has been a major hit. Reviews (from critics and moviegoers alike) have been overwhelmingly positive. This has led to the film being Number 1 at the box office for three weeks, bringing in nearly $200 million. In addition to the film's critical and commercial success, the film has been topping many "Best of 2013" lists, and the year isn't even over yet!
The film has been celebrated as a triumph of cinema, with much praise being directed at the amazing and awe worthy realistic CGI effects, the heartfelt story of rebirth and overcoming obstacles, and the vulnerable and great performance by Sandra Bullock. Many critics and fans (including myself) have been predicting the Oscar nominations Gravity will receive. The most common predictions have been for "Best Picture", "Best Special Effects" (duh) and "Best Performance of an Actress in a Leading Role" for Sandra Bullock. Will the film sweep the Academy Awards? We will find out, come February!