Saturday, September 7, 2013

'Gravity': Excellent lost-in-space thrill ride with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the Toronto International Film Festival 2013

In "Gravity," Sandra Bullock is a medical engineer desperate to stay alive and find her way home. (Warner Bros.)

Toronto – “Gravity” is the real deal: An edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting thrill ride in outer space from director Alfonso Cuaron. He had the guts to make a visual masterpiece with no extraneous B.S.
“Gravity” is taut and tense, with Mr. Smooth himself, George Clooney, as a smart-talking astronaut, but the real star is Sandra Bullock in a gritty and gripping performance as a scientist fighting for her life in the vastness of space.
It is the best film I have seen thus far at the Toronto International Film Festival. Spend the extra bucks and see it in 3-D when it hits theaters Oct. 4
Cuaron, the man behind “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” among others, launched his stars into the stratosphere where a damaged satellite creates massive debris that crashes into their space shuttle – while they are on the outside tinkering.
With a nod to Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Cuaron embraces the beauty, mystery and dark wonders of the final frontier. In a tight 93 minutes, he doesn’t bother with back-stories and introductions. Rather, he hurls us instantly into the middle of events and never takes his foot off the gas.
“Gravity” is pure pleasure and excitement, what great filmmaking is all about. .
Source: Cleveland

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