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    October 25, 2013

    MOVIE REVIEW: GRAVITY

    “Gravity”, on the most basic outlook is actually a conceptual science fiction flick that puts all the unconventional-yet-intriguing elements into motion, intertwined with satisfactory humanistic component and re-engineers the survival genre to a whole new level. Hollywood made their point when they said that space is the next frontier. The trailer also does a really good job in highlighting and reminding you of that point. It also makes its point by promising you an exotic movie experience like no other, not since the 1968’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.



    But does it deliver? Yes. “Gravity” is largely a presentation of physicality from Alfonso Cuaron, the mastermind behind the critical acclaimed Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Azkhaban. It is not about perfecting the idealism or carries any theology-infused message; but it is a real life measure of how deep and how fragile our life and how enormously we are exposed to dangers everyday. “Gravity” mixes the horror, the thriller and the adventure into one single commoner. That is when the motion is set as huge space hubris comes into the path of Dr Ryan Stone and Commander Matt Kowalski, “Gravity” just could not let you go from the continuous intensity and heart-pounding thrills.

    To add into the scoreboard, “Gravity” is the exact movie you should try in the premium 3D or large screen formats. Cuaron creates a beautiful canvass with earth is on the background and the single continuous shot makes it a rare piece of jewel experience. Clooney and Bullock managed to sell their shares with vivid, hauntingly absorbing performances that at times, contradict to each other but also archetypically vital in the story-telling.

    In terms of story, “Gravity” is largely well-written with simplistic mode by Cuaron and his son Jonas. The storyline is breezily easier to navigate with no heavy plotting and absolutely no unnecessary back-story to deal with. But it comes with no coincidence that “Gravity” also suffers from paper-thin story with outlandish (and unreal) chain of impossible events.

    But much like Cuaron’s Children of Men which stars Clive Owen; Gravity infuses a reliably engaging and warming story at the same time. Those with extra efforts of handy strokes on the beautiful setting makes “Gravity” still an amazing A-movie to watch; though the absurdly high critical reviews may also suggest that “Gravity” is over-rated too.

    Green Tea Movie!! rates it a 4.5/5.0
    "Gravity" stars Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and George Clooney ("Ocean Eleven"), presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and directed by Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men") from his and Jonas Cuaron's screenplay. The movie is rated P13 and was released since October 3, 2013.

    MY RATING:
    Story: 4.5
    Casts: 4.5
    Cinematography: 5.0
    Effects: 5.0
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 18.2/20.0
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