The other day I decided to splurge and went to check out Gravity in 3D. I was not disappointed, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are a force. When put in front of the screen they draw the viewer in and make the viewing experience very memorable.
I enjoyed the progression of Bullocks character; Dr. Ryan Stone who is on her first shuttle mission as a medical engineer. What started as a mission ended up being a fight for her life after being caught in high speed debris traveling through space. After losing all of her colleagues she is left all alone in space with only hope left to get her back to Earth where she belongs.
I realized at one point of the film that the evolution of life is very evident. There was a scene when Matt Kowalsky let go of the tether to save her life unfortunately this left her alone having to fend for herself. Another scene which struck me was after she battled her way into the Russian satellite Ryan changed out of her space suit and curled up in the fetal position until she decided to take action and fight for her life. I enjoy symbolism in films, I also enjoy it more when you figure out that it is there and realize that there is more to the film then meets the eye.
I don’t want to spoil the end for anyone who might be interested in checking the film out but I want everyone to watch the film with an open mind. It is not like your typical Hollywood script. There is a limited amount of characters therefore the viewer is invited to emotionally engage in Ryan’s character.
This film is a work of fiction but the sound effects and the cinematography leave you feeling like you’re right there beside Ryan floating in outer space.