Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Movie Review: Gravity
I got it from Redbox over the weekend and guess what? I loved this movie. I couldn't believe how much I liked it, how touching it was. See, I was thinking about it all wrong. This is not a film about people flailing around in space. It's actually a story about an intensely spiritual experience, that just happens to be set against the backdrop of a tragedy that happens in space.
It's all about the main character facing a set of mind-blowingly tragic circumstances, and how it changes her. In ninety minutes, everything she knows changes. She re-examines the darkest parts of her life, and how she has let her past stagnate her. She loses friends and colleagues, goes from determination to live to darkest despair when she believes she's about to die and there's nothing to be done, and then back to determination and acceptance of whatever comes. No wonder this story got so much attention. It was fantastic! Sandra Bullock did SUCH a good job.
Most crazy tragic lines of the film:
"I know, we're all gonna die. Everybody knows that. But I'm going to die today. Funny that... you know, to know. But the thing is, is that I'm still scared. Really scared. Nobody will mourn for me, no one will pray for my soul. Will you mourn for me? Will you say a prayer for me? Or is it too late... ah, I mean I'd say one for myself but I've never prayed in my life. Nobody ever taught me how... nobody ever taught me how..."
Yeah, I was totally in tears during this scene.
Anyway, I was totally wrong about this film. If you haven't seen it, do! It's deep, intense, and totally inspiring.
Has anyone else seen Gravity? What did you think of it?