Gravity, due out October 4, is directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron and stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone
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I quite frankly cannot wait! Especially after a seriously lame summer movie season (when the highlight of a movie season is Fast 6, yeah, it’s lame). Space, just space, to me is hardly ever been explored by film. I know I will get people saying “AJ what about 2001: Space Odyssey, the entire Aliens movie series, and Star Trek?” When I mean Space, I mean the floaty around, and immense darkness kind. I would like to know what it is that they are doing after the shuttle explodes for the duration of the rest of the film that will be acceptable. I want to leave that theater think “Oh, they did more than float around and do voice-overs for an hour”.
The movie itself has the makings of a great movie. The director/writer Alfonso Cuaron also directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men (I own both movies by the way). Then, you have to take in consideration the people that stars in it — when there only three people on the cast list, you kind of have to. Sandra Bullock, who doesn’t like Sandra Bullock? Only heartless ass-holes, that’s who. If she decided to be the leader of the free world I would go with it. She had my vote way since Love Potion No. 9 (Psst…I’m only twenty and love her movies). Only she can make me question life and cry like a weenie at the same time.
Then…there’s Clooney. He is George Clooney and he knows it. There’s not much else to say besides that, especially if we leave Batman & Robin by the wayside…and put Spy Kids 3D in the same ditch in the desert somewhere.
All in all, I’m so excited that this film is kicking off my list of Fall must sees!