Welcome to French Toast Sunday’s new feature that is all about YOUR opinions. Talk It Out is designed to generate group discussion on specific movies, general topics and other burning questions plaguing the movie world. We want movie fans to unite and bring with them whatever it is they want to say. Keep reading to join in our first discussion topic.
Last Friday, Alfonso Cuarón’s new film Gravity hit theaters. Not only has the movie received an enormous response from critics but movie goers also responded positively to the film, contributing $55.6 million in box office sales (that’s a new opening weekend record for October.) For those of you that aren’t familiar with the film, below you will find the film’s trailer and synopsis:
“Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and George Clooney (Up in the Air, Syriana) star in this heart-pounding thriller written, directed and produced by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) and set in the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.
Bullock plays a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with Clooney as a veteran astronaut in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes.
The shuttle is destroyed, leaving the two completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.”
I personally loved Gravity. The film is visually stunning and an extraordinary achievement from a technical standpoint. The story is both tense and exciting an is able to maintain that thrilling pace for it’s entire run time. I loved the 3D (which is unusual) and I can’t wait to check it out again (hopefully in theaters.) Here’s a quote from my review:
“I feel somewhat strange heaping as much praise on this film as so many others that initially worried me but I just can’t find many flaws to pick out here. It’s the most thrilling movie I have seen in a very long time and served as a very welcome reminder of Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent work. Gravity is a near-perfect cinematic achievement that any film fan should be rushing to the theaters to witness.”
You can read the rest of my review here.
Have you seen the film yet or do you want to see it? Do you think the film lives up to the hype? What type of format did you or will you watch the movie in (3D, Imax) Is this the best Science Fiction film ever made? Also, feel free to leave a link to your review in the comments if you have already reviewed it on your personal blog.