i had the chance to catch gravity over the weekend and it was very entertaining! i went in with an open mind, and i feel that it was exactly what i expected it to be: lots and lots of spaceporn and anxiety with a touch of claustrophobia.
steven price composed the film – and it turned out quite lovely. moments of extreme nervousness were palpable once combined with his adrenaline-filled scores. i feel that his techniques were quite focused and raw. this allowed the audience to pay even closer attention to detail with lubezki's cinematography.
after reading of bullock's six month training stretch, i'd say i'm even more impressed. she really seemed to come through with her character: professional, focused, and doing her best to hold back all the fear/pain of being isolated in outer space. one caveat; i disagree with some viewers comments about bullock getting an oscar for her performance. there wasn't a great deal of range in her character to warrant such an award in my honest opinion. however, alfonso cuarón has created a beautiful film that will undoubtedly get him an oscar for best visuals.
i'd say gravity is worth watching in theaters – and if possible, in 3D. i feel that it actually made the experience a bit better and that is a first for me. i'm not one to talk positively about the gimmicks of 3D entertainment, but the amount of minimal visuals in gravity made the elements that popped out to you much more impacting.
if you have some time this week, go see gravity in theaters this week.
my rating: 7/10 | see in theaters? YES.