GRAVITY (3D) (12A)
Run time: 91mins
Director: Alfonso Cuarón Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Synopsis: Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine mission to repair the Hubble Telescope, disaster strikes. Their shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness.
Mexican film director, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men (2006); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004);Y Tu Mamá También (2001) redefines the space movie and sets a new standard for the use of 3D in this visually jaw-dropping, stunning film.
The views of the earth from space and the super-quality graphics really give a sense of what it would be like to be in space. The visuals, combined with the excellent sound design, create a wholly immersive experience. If you see Gravity in an IMAX cinema you truly feel that you have spent the entire film in outer space. Both Clooney and Bullock give subtle performances, holding our attention throughout a notably spare narrative.
Gravity transports you into space in every cinematic way possible. The visual effects are so brilliantly executed, it makes you constantly question whether it was shot mostly in space. Incredibly effective long takes throughout the film bring the realism and suspense that no other space film has ever achieved before. Haunting, shockingly real, sad and very beautifully moving, this film is unmissable
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