347. Gravity (2013)

8.2 Visually incredible
  • Acting 8.0
  • Directing 8.8
  • Story 7.9
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Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Running Time: 91 mins

Gravity is an American film about a space mechanic and an astronaut who become detached from their vessel after it is hit by debris from another satellite, and they must find any way to survive the unruly environment that is space.

This film was really cool. It was surely, by far, one of the most visually incredible films I’ve ever seen, and also, it had a thrilling story that was hugely intense and eventful throughout, making it very exciting to watch.

To start with a bad point, this wasn’t perhaps a very pleasant viewing experience. It was dizzying, mind-bending, and surprisingly, incredibly claustrophobic to watch, despite the fact that it is set in the never-ending infinity that is space, mainly created by the constant soundtrack of very heavy breathing.

However, the whole thing was just such chaos that it was a fantastic thrill-ride, filled with constant crashes, explosions and many other action-packed parts that made it very exciting, and the fact that every single part of the film depended on centimetres, and mere seconds made it just seriously tense.

Although it may seem relatively uneventful, this film managed to use silence to create a fantastically eerie atmosphere, which once again, added greatly to the pure tension of the story, as when everything occurred, it was so unexpected that it was yet again really exciting, so overall, I’ll give this an 8.2.


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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com