In my high school, they require every student to take Physical Science. Originally, I would have been able to skip that class and go straight to Biology but nope. One of the good things about this is the teacher. I love my Physical Science teacher. I don’t love the class but my teacher is awesome. The other day we started to learn about Gravity and he made us watch a little movie called Gravity. Makes sense huh? Well, welcome to my spoiler free review for Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Directed By: Alfonso Cuaron
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Picture
Released: October 4, 2013
Run Time: 91 Minutes
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space.
- Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone
- George Clooney as Lieutenant Matt Kowalski
- Ed Harris as Mission Control in Houston, Texas
- Orto Ignatiussen as Aningaaq
- Phaldut Sharma as Shariff Dasari
- Amy Warren as the Captain of Explorer
- Basher Savage as the Captain of the International Space Station
Dr. Ryan Stone is taking her first trip up in space when the Hubble Telescope is destroyed. While it is destroyed, she gets attached to one of the pieces and eventually gets blown in the middle of space. After many back flips and freaking out, Dr. Stone hears the sound of Lt. Matt Kowalski, who guides her through her ‘attack.’ Will Dr. Stone be able to find her way back to Earth or will she be stuck in space for the rest of her life?
Even though the movie is a Hollywood Science Movie, this movie did do a good job teaching about space. I am not a big fan of space but this movie did a good job keeping me achieved. I mean there were some things that were wrong with the whole science of it but it was still pretty good. It still teaches the topic of space with some humor written within it.
Along with the learning about space, you learn about the topics of being alone and what life is really about. Dr. Stone has lost about everything but she somehow keeps moving on in life. She doesn’t do anything but work and she doesn’t really open up for anyone. Sandra Bullock isn’t one of my favorite actresses but I felt like this was the perfect role for her. George Clooney is also not one of my favorite actors but he was perfect for his role. Though the topics were very personal and very real, the way they provided them to the viewer through the movie was quite humorous at times. It might have just have been me but I found parts quite funny.
The movie will either provide you with reasons to go up to space for one time or tell you that Earth is perfect and you should stay here forever. The movie shows how the world is not perfect, no matter what people tell you in the world. Dr. Stone never thought she would be stuck and lost in space even though she was. It does have its perks – SPACE IS BEAUTIFUL!
The movie was written well and it had a great idea behind it. I thought they could have gotten rid of some stupid jokes written within the movie and the whole love connection between the two characters because it sort of was a little strange. The movie had such a great structure and it could hold up such a great thing. There were times that I wanted to scream, “how stupid can you be?” or “how can you make the same mistake a million times?” I understand that it would make the movie feel more real to some viewers but for me, it was a little annoying. Plus, Sandra Bullock sort of got on my nerves through the whole movie.
For a movie that takes place in space, you know that it must have taken a lot of graphics. These graphics and the effects in this movie were just great. There were so many amazing effects with the movie because there were all the things flying into space, the suits, and so much more. Sometimes you watch a movie and it feels like they need a new crew because it looks so fake. This movie had the right crew, and they actually know how to do their job.
Overall, I would have to give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars. If you are a fan of either Sandra Bullock or Geroge Clooney, you will enjoy this one. If you have a strong passion for the subject of space, you should go and check it out. No matter what, you all should go and check this movie out at least once and try to figure out your own meaning to the movie. Just remember, there are some very stupid moments throughout the movie.
Have you watched this movie? Who was your favorite character? Did you enjoy the movie? What is your favorite part in the movie? Did it spark a liking in the space subject? Or have you always liked that topic? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!