Gravity is a movie about a group of astronauts who are on a mission to upgrade the Hubble Telescope. During their mission, an unrelated event occurs that puts their lives in jeopardy, which leads to some harrowing events. Years ago when the first Alien movie came out, a phrase was coined which said “in space no one can hear you scream.” Gravity brought that phrase back into my mind as I saw Sandra Bullock who plays “Ryan” and George Clooney who plays “Matt” attempt to grapple (pun intended lol) with the terrifying circumstances they faced in this film. Gravity is a taut, thriller that is focused on two characters throughout the film as they attempt to survive the events that are unfolding around them. Once you hit the ten minute mark in this film, you are in for a rough ride, and the filmmakers are going to keep you on the edge of your seat squirming and grabbing for the duration of the movie. Watching this film will help you understand how dangerous space can be, without aliens or evil people being involved. Gravity is in my opinion a realistic portrayal of what could happen to our astronauts if they were to experience this type of situation. My level of respect for astronauts and our ability to develop spacecraft that can travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere has raised even further than before.
This has been a great year for movies, and this film is no exception!