“Gravity”

October 12th, 2013 at 10:24 am by under A Look at the Movies

Four-Star

Rated PG-13

1 hour 30 minutes

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

It’ll come as a shock to some that “Gravity” has no aliens, no inter-planetary warfare and no Captain Kirk at the controls.

“Gravity” isn’t even science fiction. It’s a dazzling vision of outer space at its most terrifying.

When astronauts Sandra Bullock and George Clooney find themselves at the mercy of a space mission gone terribly wrong.

The amazing visual effects and the eerie use of sound have you sharing the jeopardy of the vast empty space. We experience what they experience. Clooney gets star billing but the picture belongs to Bullock. You might say she spends most of the movie cut off from the rest of the universe.

“Gravity” runs barely an hour and a half. That’s all the time needed for this tale of survival to keep you firmly in its grip. It’s a powerful piece of moviemaking that builds into a gripping emotional experience.

“Gravity” is so overpowering, this masterpiece makes most science-fiction thrillers look laughable by comparison. “Gravity” takes us on quite a spectacular ride that aims for and reaches new heights with four stars.

My advice is to see “Gravity” in 3-D. That way it makes all the difference out of this world.

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