Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Movie Review: Gravity


Recommended For: Ages 13 to Adult

Rating: PG-13 (for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language)

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. 
Okay, we didn't really plan on seeing Gravity. After watching Once Upon A Time on Sunday, we went to HBO and Gravity was just beginning. It was only an hour and a half long, so my dad, my sister Rebekah and I stayed up to watch it. Surprisingly, it was a very simple movie, and when it ended, I could understand why it won all the awards it did.

Technical: 5/5

Strangely enough, the movie only had two actual actors and six minor voice roles. However, it worked. It worked very well. If the movie had gone on any longer than it had, it would have dragged, but it was just the right length, so it didn't drag. And the visuals were amazing. Earth was beautiful.

Setting: 5/5

The movie's set in outer space. As far as outer space goes, it seemed accurate, not that I know much about spaceships and that sort of thing, but it seemed very accurate.

Plot: 5/5

The plot is very simple, but this is good. The plot is exciting, there are no plot holes (I don't really see how there could be) and it's seamless and streamlined. They did an excellent job on the simple plot.

Character Development: 4/5

You can't really develop a character in a movie when they're alone for most of the screen time. But Dr. Ryan Stone was as well-developed as she could be under the circumstances. I didn't feel that I knew Matt Kowalsky that well, but honestly, he didn't get much screen time, so he was more of a minor character. And for a minor character, they developed him quite well.

In other words, this movie is worth watching. Yes, there are a few bad words, though honestly, not many. There is one shot of a guy whose face blew up in his helmet, so...yeah. Don't let little kids get a glimpse of that. I recommend watching this movie.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard nothing but good about this movie. I need to watch it soon.


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