Featuring a Hollywood “a-list” duo comprised of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Gravity is the first feature length film produced by Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarano in nearly seven years.
Anticipation for the film’s release has grown throughout the coming weeks and months, as it appears to offer the best in visual graphics scenes of chaotic explosions and breathtaking above earth views.
The film seems to explore the most primitive fears we have. At the beginning of the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) joins Matt Kowlaski (George Clooney) in a spacewalk several hundred miles above the earth. The spacewalk goes terribly wrong when a rogue satellite crashes into the space shuttle Explorer, leaving the pair essentially stranded above the earth with limited provisions. Viewers of the film will more than likely experience claustrophobia, isolation, and of course the dizzying sensation of heights!
According to Forbes.com, the film cost nearly $80 million to make, and grossed roughly $1.4 million upon its opening. Based on past figures, this means the film can expect to make between $30-40 million this weekend.
According to the New York Daily News, Bullock, in an interview alongside director Alfonso Cuarno, says that making Gravity was “the best life decision I think I ever made.”
Slated as one of this year’s biggest films, Gravity is sure to be a crowd thriller. The film is available in both 2D and 3D.
By Austin Thomas
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