“Gravity” Review: Don’t Blink, Every Moment is Extraordinary


"Gravity" Review: Don't Blink, Every Moment is Extraordinary

How do you make money in the motion picture business? Put some effort in and don’t make a good movie, make a great movie.

This may be redundant, but Gravity clearly stands alone at the forefront of awards season out of current wide movie releases. Besides its edge of seat suspense and uncomfortably perfect pacing, the film creates a very realistic and powerful story. Director Alfonson Cuaron (Children of Men) is all about timing and Sandra Bullock (The Heat) and George Clooney (The Descendants) are all about pleasing audiences.

With an opening scene consisting of a 17 minute long take (aka 17 minutes without a single cut to another shot), these three dare you to blink. Even if you want to, you won’t find any time to blink. Bullock and Clooney’s characters share their personal stories and make the film about the inner struggle of life using bond-less space as the platform for disaster.

Even if the plot may seem like it is a little sensationalized, it really isn’t. Cuaron makes his characters work for every little thing. Every single step they take, they must fight for. Bullock can’t just float away from the space station, she has to spin in circles until something stops her. Bullock and Clooney can’t just float into the station without grabbing and holding on for their lives. Physics exist in space, gravity just doesn’t.

The movie hits its stride immediately and stays true to its themes of raising above the struggles of life throughout. If this wasn’t enough to make Gravity the premiere movie of the year, the ending payoff is extraordinary.

Rating:

Critically: 10/10

Personally: 10/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief

@jonnyhavey

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Categories: Jonny Havey, Movies, Reviews

Author:jonnyhavey

A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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8 Comments on ““Gravity” Review: Don’t Blink, Every Moment is Extraordinary”

  1. Anonymous
    December 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

    Scientifically inaccurate cinematic orgasim.

  2. October 8, 2013 at 6:42 PM #

    I agree! A top notch movie!

    • October 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM #

      Thank you very much for your comment and for your knowledge about NASA!

  3. s2kim
    October 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM #

    Thanks Jonny for the comment. I had no idea that the beginning shot was a single 17 min shot…guess I missed it since it was so well done. I myself am also planning for my MBA, good luck with yours! Looking forward to future reviews

    • October 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM #

      What is your undergraduate experience? And what are you focusing on in your MBA? Thats awesome!

  4. October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM #

    Great write-up!

    • October 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM #

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate you checking out and commenting on my post!

  5. Glo
    October 8, 2013 at 7:06 AM #

    I concur!!! Definitely the best movie of the year! Sandra Bullock does a perfomance that is very memorable! Even though I enjoy every movie she has ever been in, it is The best movie I have ever seen her in. Two thumbs up!!

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