Film Review: Gravity

SITUATION: you’re cut loose 375 miles above the earth, oxygen is running out, all communications with Houston are lost and satellite debris is hurling towards you at bullet-like speed and you have absolute zero chance of rescue. What do you do?

Alfonso Cuaron’s gripping sci-fi thriller is about two astronauts stranded in outer-space after a mid-orbit catastrophe destroys their shuttle.

Let’s cut right to the chase. The film is a 90-minute panic that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The plot is simple, yet brilliant, in the way it turns what would be most peoples dream, in to a complete heart-stopping nightmare.

Tethered only to each other, Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) must use their wits to survive, but time is of the essence as their oxygen supply runs desperately low.

You’ll see no aliens, undiscovered planets or stereotypical sci-fi gadgets. This film stays true to what is real and zones in on the psychological trauma the two astronauts experience as things just seem to go from bad to worse.

Intense and captivating, the film MUST be viewed in 3D to capture the brilliance and the full extent of just how chaotic their situation really is.

It’s a cinematic experience not to be missed. Just don’t forget to breathe!


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