ByNathaniel Gregg, writer at
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Nathaniel Gregg

Life in Space is impossible

“Gravity”, a film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is the first movie in a long while to capture raw human emotion, and to keep the audience enthralled through the use of superb special effects. Set against the backdrop of endless space, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play two astronauts who are stranded after their ship is hit by a shower of space debris. They have 90 minutes before the debris comes around again. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a young astronaut who is on her first shuttle mission, and has just lost her four-year-old daughter. Clooney plays a veteran astronaut by the name of Matt Kowalski, who becomes Stone’s only salvation, as her oxygen tank is depleted, and she’s spinning out of control, with nothing to help her stabilize.

Surprisingly, one of the most impressive things about Gravity, is how it truly isn't about space and astronauts, instead it’s honestly about the psychology of the brain, and how it deals with trauma. The space bit does help a lot when dealing with the idea of death and loneliness. In the beginning of the movie, a couple of facts about space show up on the screen, that show how humans are not designed to live in space, followed by five remarkable words that define the whole movie experience. Life in space is impossible. The quality of the film is extremely high. Cuarón has created a masterpiece with the way the camera is able to move around space, giving the impression that you’re floating in space. Pair that with the fact that the movie has about four total scenes, and you’re left with a movie that captures multiple aspects of humanity, and leaves you in awe. Gravity is a must see film, whether in 2D or 3D, it doesn’t matter. Out of five stars, Gravity earned all five.


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