Gravity: Out of this World

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in "Gravity," one of the falls most anticipated thrillers.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in “Gravity,” one of the fall’s most anticipated thrillers.

By Alex Lally, ’14

“Gravity” is a disaster thriller directed by Alfonso Cuaron (“Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban”), starring Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Oceans” trilogy) with the voice of Ed Harris (“Apollo 13”) as  the head of Mission Control.

     The premise is that Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) are on a spacewalk service to the Hubble Space Telescope. Everything is going fine until, suddenly, wreckage from a destroyed Russia satellite comes hailing towards the Hubble Telescope. Stone and Kowalski must make their way to the International Space Station to use one of the escape pods to go back to Earth. Eventually, Stone ends up on her own and must figure out how to survive.

     Bullock gives a magnificent performance as Ryan Stone. Her character development is well-paced as she starts out awkward and nervous, but eventually transforms into a strong independent character. I wish I could say the same for George Clooney, who gives his usual “charming” persona that he uses in almost all of his films.

     In terms of the actual film it’s probably one of the best of the year. The film is well-paced, the two lead roles give stellar performances, and the space effects are some of the best I’ve seen in a film. I have nothing to complain about this film, I strongly recommend this film. Five out five stars.

 

 

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