Excuse the long title but I can’t help using Alexisonfire lyrics when the opportunity presents itself.
Tonight, for the first time in my life, I went to the cinema……ALONE! But boy am I glad I did.
Gravity has to be one of the most emotionally draining films I have ever seen, from start to finish, relentless. It’s also the first movie I have seen in IMAX, which certainly added to the already stunning visuals and music/sfx. The visuals, what can I say about them without completely underselling it? Lets just say this, you won’t believe you are watching a film which is 80% CG. They are truly beautiful/exquisite/stunning/spectacular/striking, use what ever adjective you like, you really have to see it to believe it. They pull you in and you will find it hard not to believe what you are seeing is the real thing (again IMAX certainly added to that).
At 91 minutes, it doesn’t pull any punches and uses every minute to beat the crap out of you emotionally! Hats off to Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as well, perfectly cast and executed!
Gravity has been out for a while now so there aren’t many places you can still catch it. But if you have a couple of hours free I would highly recommend you see it at the cinema (ideally at an IMAX). Failing that, grab it when it comes out on DVD and just watch it with your face really close to the screen and the volume turned up to 11!
I warn you now, if you are emotionally unstable, this scene will break you.