Gravity - Movie Review

October 11, 2013

Verdict: “A Visualistic Masterpiece In Every Aspect .”

If you're a genuine movie lover, Gravity never confiscates your attention out of it; you'll get glued to the breathtaking cinematic experience and finally comprehend that it's a masterpiece. 

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity explains the narrative of two astronauts who are on a space mission trying to fix some hitches. Suddenly things go wrong, and they need to abort the mission immediately and get back to their space station. 

Now! I'm looking forward to Gravity, the trailers blew me away, and my expectations were extremely high. Did it reach up to my expectations? Yes! It was beyond everything I expected it to be, technically and visually. And undoubtedly one of the best theatre experiences I've had this year.

Alfonso Cuaron's technique in delivering a catastrophic space movie has to be appreciated. The shots in space, in particular, were astounding and gorgeous to watch. Mainly the opening shot which lasted like about 15 minutes was a visual splendor. And what impressed me the most, is that he left much more room for character development which was quite a thing to fit into a 90 minute fast paced movie. Every shot was handled with care, and I'm amazed at the fact that the whole film was shot behind a green screen.

Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki was noteworthy. The long takes with rotating camera technique is brilliant, quite a hectic job to imagine things around and move with the characters. Emmanuel does it with extreme ease, and there was no single moment that I felt that the camera work was disturbing. Extraordinary work!

Visuals in the movie are astonishing, undeniably the best I've seen till date. Every shot was crystal clear and pragmatic, mainly the visuals of the earth are an absolute treat to watch. A must watch in IMAX 3D; you'll ultimately love it!

Sandra Bullock is terrific in the movie, her character was beautifully crafted with much needed high emotional value, and she indeed outplayed it well in critical timings. An Oscar-worthy performance. George Clooney was decent in his minimal screen presence and stood as a backbone to Bullock's character.

To conclude, Gravity is a masterpiece in every aspect and is a complete inspiration for visualistic movies. Unquestionably, the best film of the year till date and I hope that it'll stay on my #1 spot by the end of the year. I'm going big and healthy; I'm giving five out of five stars to Gravity.

My Rating - 5/5 | -By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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