Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review Of : Gravity [IMAX 3D]

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I've watched "GRAVITY" a few days ago, in glorious IMAX 3D! 

Directed By Alfonso Cuarón

Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone--tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth, and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

(Cinema Online) 

First of all, I've to say that the movie is visually breathtaking.

From  the minute the film starts, audience would be lightheartedly awed by the view of Earth from space. Also, maybe a little "bewildered" by the silence of space for a few minutes. :P 

Gravity is unique & "different" and since it revolves around these 2 characters; Dr. Ryan & Matt, it gives focus on the story at the same time balancing the amount of eye-candy for the viewers. If you enjoyed movies like "127 Hours", which focuses on a particular character's struggle & internal conflict in fighting to save one's own life, you'll find "Gravity" captivating.

The overall story of the movie is simple enough to understand yet just enough to engage the viewer's attention from the calmness & beauty of space and suddenly throwing the viewer into the catastrophic dangers of space. Although there wasn't much exposition & introduction to the character's back story, but the story went fine.

Plot-wise, emotionally engaging as it had audience questioning on the character's survival. Yes, this is where the genre-wise similarity as with "127 Hours". Although some may find the style of constant silence suddenly broken with a suspense scene, I find it interesting. In fact, the whole setting of the story taking place in space, is just unique. I also find it rather different but interesting on how the movie let the audience immerse into the silence of space for most scenes.

Acting-wise, good casts. Although the lead male character was supposedly casted for Robert Downey Jr, lead to some questions on who would've been better. Hmm. But for me I'd say that Sandra Bullock did a job well done but I wished that they would've given George Clooney more screen time & character built-up though. :/

Visually captivating, the view of earth from space is utterly amazing. Breathtaking in IMAX 3D, I must say! Also there were some first-person view of Dr. Ryan which some may like or some may dislike though. But still, the graphics & visual effects of the film deserves applause.

All in all, GRAVITY is one unique movie which is definitely a must-watch if you're into character-driven story, amazing visuals or just want something different to watch from the mainstream market. If you're planning to watch this film, I highly recommend you to invest in an IMAX 3D ticket. You wouldn't regret. (:

My Rating?

Plot : 4.5/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Characters*: 4.25/5 
Effects** :5/5
OVERALL : 8.75/10.



Iriene said...

Watched in Imax 3D as recommended. I totally agree with you, should give more screen time to George Clooney character. I Noticed many people laughed when they brought back George Clooney character again :D

Iriene said...

Watched in Imax 3D as recommended. I totally agree with you, should give more screen time to George Clooney character. I Noticed many people laughed when they brought back George Clooney character again :D

JamesKYTan said...

It was a lonely empty space. Or was empty space? Anyway outer space was described as empty and yet filled with a kind of things or debris.

The Chosen One said...

The whole show is centred on outer space. Towards the end we can see water and rocks. Is that earth? I think so.

The Special One said...

I The title, 'Gravity' is a misnomer. In outer space there is no gravity and no air, I think. Hence the title should be changed to No Gravity. That is why they float in space.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)