Ah, space, the final frontier. This is a place so devastatingly large and unknown that it remains the longest-standing mystery ever since the beginning of time. There are many films that seem to reach for space, and most of them bring aliens into the mix.
Seriously, how many space films have you seen where everyone aside from the main character gets mauled to death by an alien life force. Gravity doesn’t do that, in fact, it’s a film designed to make you fall in love with the haunting vastness of this open universe.
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To stream or to download the film from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon Prime, click on the Download button located at the end of this review. If you like George Clooney, check out also our review of Batman & Robin (1997). Sandra Bullock’s fans should check out Bird Box or Ocean’s 8 which were both released in 2018.
The Movie Review
The film follows Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) as they trek to the Hubble Space Telescope to conduct a series of updates and repairs to the framework. However, as debris begins to fall down upon them, they are left with no choice but to move around in space, from satellites and space stations to survive.
The struggle that Ryan and Matt go through is not just an exciting one, but also one that gives us a brand new perspective of why space is so terrifying.
However, that’s not the only thing Gravity manages to do. It provides us with one of the most somber character portraits that we’ve seen in any science fiction film in a long while. There are not just moments of Ryan and Matt surviving, but also moments where they converse and get to know each other better.
They talk about their reasons for being in the space program and their reasons for getting back home safely. It’s an endearing film, with moments that stick with you long after it’s over.
This isn’t just so we can get to know the characters either, it’s so that they can get to know each other. Matt finds out that Ryan has a family at home, waiting for her to get back safely, he didn’t seem to have anyone else so he resonated with her.
At one point in the film, they are both put in a dire situation and so, as any decent person would, Matt sacrifices himself to help Ryan survive.
Alfonso Cuaron is a curious person; his films are usually nothing alike. He started off his career with indie flicks before directing Great Expectations, all of which were subpar films, to say the least. Then he created Y tu mamá también, a film that honestly changed the world’s outlook on how they see Cuaron’s filmography. Everything that came after was a banger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and of course… Gravity.
The thing he did differently here in comparison to the rest of his films was that Gravity was more like a dance than it was anything else.
Each movement that the characters did was tough navigation of a surface-less float. Each conversation they had could’ve been the last that they have in the film, and each time they survived any debris could’ve been their last time that they did.
This consistency of problems that keep showing up for Ryan as she merely just tries her absolute best to get back to her family is what makes this film such a haunting endeavor. None of this navigation would’ve been possible though if it wasn’t for Emmanuel Lubezki’s gorgeous cinematography, which made us in the audience feel like we were floating in space, and Steven Price’s epic soundtrack complimented the vastness of it all.
The film ends with Sandra Bullock’s Ryan Stone, as she walks out of the water, slowly and gradually learning to walk again. This is a metaphor that she is reborn, she has evolved, and she has learned to defy gravity.
So, in conclusion; Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is one of the most unique science fiction films out there, along with being one of the prettiest of its kind; it manages to put forward unique messages while looking and sounding absolutely amazing while doing it.