Skip to content

14/20 Defying Guaron’s Gravity: A Movie Review

October 28, 2013

gravity

gravity_cuaron_8

Gravity-1

A visual sensation that proves that 3D has indeed some other value, other than giving you a headache after the first 15 minutes of the movie. Somewhere in outer space, Sandra Bullock is going through a modern day odyssey, struggling for survival and facing multiple traumatizing challenges. Neverteheless, the plot does lose its impact sometime after her tenth obstacle that she somehow manages to overcome yet another time.

On the plus side, the visual execution of it all is breathtaking, especially when seen on a big screen. The movie is injected with brilliant embryotic references (see her fetal position, the ambilical cordlike rope, the underwater experience) that make the movie intriguing  to decode. The silence and the loneliness of space is perfectly captured in some of the scenes, making all forms of humanity seem unimportant in front of an endless galactic dessert.

Somehow, out there, the message is crystal clear: you only get to appreciate down to earth pleasures and put life in perspective, only when far far away.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: