BY: TREVOR WALL
Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity”is the most profound space film since “2001: A Space Odyssey.” “Gravity”is not as much of a movie as it is an experience. It is the perfect example of storytelling – and its plot masters the art of simplicity.
Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a highly skilled doctor with a successful career that has landed her an assignment in space. She and astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) encounter debris from a distant satellite that causes chaos, destruction, and a new mission: to get home safely.
The movie’s cinematography is pure art. Not only are there beautiful images, but the overall technical achievements in “Gravity” are simply groundbreaking.
That said, “Gravity”is the best example of the perfect 3D experience. Combined with the IMAXscreen, this film demands to be seen on the big screen the way David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia”does.
Cuarón takes his time and builds the suspense of the film organically in a way that makes the audience yearning to find out what will happen next.
“Gravity”accomplishes the biggest obstacle that many films fail to master: a beautiful blend of artistic cinema and movie entertainment. You do not want to wait and see this film after it has left the theaters; it may be cheaper to watch it at home, but it certainly will not be the same.