Saturday, September 14, 2013
1903 - Gravity
We've seen Cast Away, Open Water, Frozen, Gerry, lots of great Dude With a Problem films that throw someone against the elements and demand that they survive and often laugh in their face for even trying to do so. But, correct me if I'm wrong here, never has it happened in space - and if it has - I can't imagine it's been done so epically and so beautifully.
I'm not a 3D nerd, but this is the first film in the last dirge of them that I've seen where I absolutely understand why the medium exists. It truly did add a layer to the film (pun only marginally intended). Sandra Bullock doesn't give the performance of a lifetime or anything, but she easily carries the bulk of the film on her shoulders along with some amazing technical wizards. I heard some people had story issues but I was just along for the ride and happy to be there. This will be sweeping the multiplexes soon enough and I give it my solid approval. And it's absolutely a film that needs to be seen in as beautiful a theatre as you can muster.