Garnering rave reviews and applauds of success, Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, exceeds aesthetic expectation. The use of 3D cinematography is stunning and wondrous to behold. The emphasis upon acting and dialogue is left to the wayside in comparison to the look and sound of the film.
The narrative takes place in outer space; touting the thematic legend of the film -
"At 372 miles above the Earth there is nothing to carry sound, no air pressure, no oxygen. Life in space is impossible."
The ambitions of a space shuttle mission, carrying the medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) among others, tragically takes a turn for the worst due to a Russian missile strike on a non-functional satellite, which causes a huge debris field to head towards them at a rapid speed. As fate finds them their space shuttle decimated and their team members dead, with no communication with Mission Control, Dr. Stone and Kowalsky embark on a death defying mission to save their lives.
Although it is ever apparent that life in space is impossible, it is ironic how the film's conclusion transpires with the opposite to this notion, suggesting the age old adage 'wherever there's a will there's a way'.
"exceeds aesthetic expectation"
That's the best description that could be used in relation to the movie. It's awful if you have even a basic understanding of space. Sandra is involved in the total destruction of all mankind's habits in space, that's international, Russian and Chinese. She destroys everything and why was Kowalsky unable to be save? What black magic was pulling him at 9 meters per second squared? This film was so unrealistic that even a Golden Tomato would be undeserved encouragement. * out of ***** because of aesthetic expectation.