Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:25AM
Drew Wolfe


Gravity is a film that has received a lot of attention and awards; thus, I thought I would see what all of the hype was about. Thus, I watched it last night and I was not impressed with this movie in the least. Possibly the hype was the result of seeing it in a theater in 3D. I am sure that the opening scene in space was spectacular in 3D on the big screen, but the special effects did not make this movie into something special. Actually I thought it was very average except for the acting of its stars,  Sandra Bullock, and George Clooney.

Gravity opens with two astronauts, Stone and Kowalsky, (Bullock and Clooney) high above the Earth where they are conducting a mission on the ISS. During the mission, Houston informs them of flying debris that, while moving at 20,000 miles an hour, will miss them. That is until the debris takes out a nearby satellite and moves itself closer in their proximity. Operating on a large satellite, both Stone and Kowalski split from ISS, but inevitably get struck by debris, sending them flying aimlessly in space. Finally they are able to tether themselves together, but things do not improve. They only get worse. 

While Gravity is not a great movie as many proclaim, it will hold your interest for its short 1.5 hours duration. I hesitantly recommend that you see Gravity.


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