I recently watched Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, a 2013 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, written by Alfonso Cuarón and his brother Jonás Cuarón. The film was released nearly two years ago, and we really should have seen it in the theater.
The premise of the film is simple and to the point:
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.
The direction on this film is outstanding. I’ve read a few bits and pieces, but I’m still not sure how they made each scene look so real, especially the weightlessness. I found the drama heart pounding, since you like Sandra Bullock’s astronaut newbie as a character, and I was in the midst of worrying about how she would ever survive this disaster.
I was also reading thay there is a sublayer to the film. That the space disaster represents the grief of a recent tragedy in this character’s life, and her mind finding a way to get past the tragedy…. I didn’t get all that. Maybe that all went over my head. It’s an enjoyable film.