Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gravity pulls audiences in

Thor: The Dark World was the last movie on my 2013 'must-see' list.

Gravity owned the box office this weekend though. It grossed $55.6 million, making it the highest grossing opening weekend film for Sandra Bullock or George Clooney's careers according to CNN.

I've seen Facebook post upon Facebook post and tweet upon tweet, recommending that people go watch the movie. In fact, I haven't seen one negative review for it.

I’m intrigued by the movie. I was ever since I saw the first preview. This movie, unlike so many others, seems to have done it right. The trailer didn't give away the entire film. In fact, it only gave away a small portion of it -- Sandra Bullock's character seemingly getting hurled into the dark abyss that is outer space.

I want to know how in the world (or out of this world...) Alfonso CuarĂ³n made an interesting movie that lasts 91 minutes and is about an astronaut being lost in space. It's not like Armageddon, where she's in a space shuttle. No, her cord gets disconnected and she's floating in space.

I'm assuming there's going to be some flashbacks. As most people in that position would probably do, Bullock's character will probably think about her life and relive memories -- perhaps good and bad.

I'm aslo assuming that Bullock's character ends up dying. Unless George Clooney's character is able to use some sort of fuel-propelled jet pack and rescue her, I don't know

That's what has me intrigued I guess. How is it going to end? Is there a chance that she can be saved?

I may have to make an unplanned trip to the movie theatre this week and find out.

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