The movie Gravity premiered on Oct. 4 and has dominated the box office since. It stayed on top for the three weeks is has been in theaters above the premieres of Carrie, Escape Plan and The Fifth Estates’ However, this is no surprise being that the two main characters in the movie are played by the renowned actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Gravity is about Ryan Stone (Bullock), a medical engineer, and Matt Kowalski (Clooney), an astronaut, who are set adrift in space after a fatal event. They are forced to work together to make their way back to earth.
Bullock does a fantastic job playing Ryan Stone with a performance I enjoyed more than her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Whether she is crying, laughing or fearing the situation, Bullock is able to show the audience her emotions using facial expressions. Stone’s unique communications lend the movie credence and contributed to the overall quality of the movie.
Clooney also does a fantastic job with his character. Kowalski is the returning astronaut who knows what he is doing and is never afraid to fill the silence with a story about previous experiences in space and on earth. Just like Bullock, Clooney is only able to express his emotions through his facial expressions. The way his character interacts with the other characters partnered with his facial expressions ensures in no way of stopping him from portraying his character. Clooney clearly fits the role of Kowalski perfectly.
In order to truly appreciate Gravity, it is necessary to see it in theaters. The surround sound and crystal clear picture was exactly what the movie needs to give it justice. Whether there was dead silence or a deafening amount of noise, the theater was definitely a factor in making the movie so magnificent.
With the combination of the actors, storyline, special effects, sound effects and music, Gravity cannot be beaten.