The worst meteor shower or worst set of events always takes place when someone goes to outer space in Hollywood. This year’s big seller at the box office has been Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and is in the line up for some Oscar nominations. The 90-minute film about Sandra Bullock floating around space dodging an orbit of debris which coincidentally passes by every 90 minutes.

The film was not terrible in fact it was pretty good but viewing it in 2-D was probably a bad decision. It was very boring most of the time and you could clearly see where slow parts of the movie incorporated 3-D aspects to keep the viewer alive. The times it was not boring was when either George Clooney was not dead, the orbit of debris was passing by (which only happens twice), or when Sandra Bullock was walking around in her tight little spandex shorts.

In these scenes that had more action than others the viewer was clinching onto their seats, squeezing their toes, and ducking away from the flying objects passing over. The high suspense was the best part of the entire film, I personally was tense the majority of the film as I mentally reached to hold on while Bullock and Clooney bounced around trying to hold onto anything around them before they drifted into space.

One major thing I noticed was the Cuaron’s apparent view on space. When most people consider outer space they think it’s empty no other people up there. This is shown because everyone who was in space has gotten the hell out of dodge before they became a piece of the flying debris. Though at one specific time I would never expect so many people to be in outer space at once. Clooney the space-traveling veteran is constantly attempting to travel to other countries space stations to receive help. Clooney makes it seem as if each morning every country wakes up sends a few men to the station to do some work and then they travel on home each evening and that space is just one big office for all these workers and that travel between stations is like walking to the cubical down the hall. This was what got me, it just seemed very unrealistic that everyone would just be up in space at the same time and that travel between stations only took a short amount of time.

Overall I think the film was well done with great cinematography and lighting that really make the movie look like it is shot in outer space. The acting was not terrible however seeing Sandra Bullock in a space suit was a bit humorous but she got back to normal when she broke it off and came out wearing skintight clothing to fit her unrealistically fit body. With all of this I believe the movie was very good and does deserve an Oscar and good recognition. The narrative of this film is similar to others but also completely different and has not ever been done before making it a great film in Hollywood’s history.


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