Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘GRAVITY’ about astronauts coping with disaster, is a technically dazzling film. Watching Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s as space travelers going about their business, you may feel that you are really transported yourself into space for an hour and half ( especially because of the 3-dimensional effect). Though, I would still recommend that you see the movie in a sky theater ( like IMAX), unlike where I did today, at the Lake City Mall Cinema Star Multiplex (Thane), along with my son.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are cast as the only characters in the movie. Sandra Bullock plays as the bio-medical engineer Dr Ryan Stone, on a space mission headed by George Clooney playing as senior astronaut Matt Kowalsky. They are on a spacewalk when the debris from an anti-satellite test sets off a chain reaction and destroys their shuttle killing the entire crew inside the shuttle. Only Dr Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalsky are left stranded in open space. In short, they are actually marooned and the only contact with the space station is the radio. The bond shared by the two stranded in space and talking to each other only on radio can be tough to bring alive. Alfonso Cuaron’s starkness in capturing the emotions by their voices and facial expressions creates an impact. Bullock has done well, by expressing the right emotions of a helpless astronaut marooned in the space.
Alfonso Cuaron directed the movie ‘Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban’ – a movie which I have seen at least two times, along with my son on the DTH Movies channel. In ‘GRAVITY’, George Clooney looks as usual – handsome and witty, delivering humor in a sci-fiction movie that is otherwise quite serious. Sandra Bullock has also acted in the popular movie ‘SPEED’ I have seen earlier ; it’s a movie about a terrorist controlling a bomb-laden, fast speeding bus filled with helpless commuters.