Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a new film this October with Gravity. Audiences will be pulled in a heart-pounding thriller that will bring you to the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Sandra Bullock will play Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (played by George Clooney). Everything seems to be going fine on a routine spacewalk when disaster strikes. Check out the latest article for Gravity below:
“Gravity: Gearing to Be The Best Looking Film of The Year
“He has always wanted to be a director,” reads the Internet Movie Database profile of Alfonso Cuarón, “and also an astronaut.” Cuarón’s double fantasy comes true—and another dream, the moviegoer’s—in Gravity, a space epic of desperate peril and profound wonder.
Gravity opens the Venice Film Festival this evening with the same blast of astonishment that greeted Ang Lee’s Life of Pi when it launched last year’s New York Film Festival. Both are thrilling 3-D dramas of survival in a hostile environment, testaments to human grit and groundbreaking technical ingenuity. Both are the rare movies that need to be seen once for the “Wow!” factor and a second time to try figuring out how Cuarón and his technical savants managed to make the impossible seem so cinematically plausible. No one dared to imagine this before; yet here it is, vividly realized. You are there, inside the awe and dread.
Pi, you’ll recall, was alone on a small boat in the stormy Pacific, his only companion a ravenous Bengal tiger. Sandra Bullock, as NASA scientist Ryan Stone, is stranded in space—no air, no sound, no connection to Mission Control—with George Clooney. So it could be worse.
Having served on shuttle flights since 1996, Clooney’s Matt Kowalsky is the bantering veteran, Ryan the novice: old cop, young cop. Earlier, he had transmitted a creepy, Apollo 13 joke: “Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission.” But he also wants to reassure Ryan. “You’re the genius up here,” this Buzz Lightyear tells the Doctor Newbie. “I only drive the bus.” And he hopes she can enjoy the spectacle of being 372 miles above her shimmering home. As he rightly says, “Can’t beat the view.”
As Ryan works at fixing a glitch on the space station’s jutting metal arms, a message comes through from their ground control (Ed Harris, himself a movie astronaut 30 years ago in The Right Stuff): “Mission abort.” Debris from a satellite shot down by the Russians is headed their way; and, as bright chunks fly past, Matt still jokes: “Half of North America just lost their Facebook.” The laughter turns to terror when the rest of Matt and Ryan’s crew is killed. The space station arm jerks lose, and Ryan spins wildly around, finally catching Matt’s arm. Now they are tethered on a literally death-defying Cirque du Soleil bungee cord. They have lost contact with Mission Control, as well as access to their oxygen supply. Alone together, with time and options running out.”
The rest of the article can be read at TIME by clicking here.
Gravity is directed by Alfonso Cuaron and is going to be released on October 4th 2013.
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