Release Date: October 4, 2013
Combine a medical engineer on her very first mission to outer space with an experienced astronaut who will be retiring at mission’s end and you are guaranteed a one hundred percent success rate correct? Wrong. On what seems like a basic spacewalk to make repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) will have their worst case scenario come around full circle and force the two to fight for their lives. For anyone who has dreams of becoming an astronaut, this movie will certainly make you rethink going down that type of a career path.
This dramatic thriller will go down as one of the top films of 2013 in my book. Sandra Bullock shines yet again, which I was hoping she would since she reportedly made seventy million dollars for her role as Dr. Ryan Stone. The screenplay is brilliant, something very original, even though there have been many space movies. But, “Gravity” gives you the sense that everything that happens in the film could actually happen to real astronauts.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Sandra Bullock…………….Dr. Ryan Stone
George Clooney……………Matt Kowalski
Ed Harris…………………..Mission Control (voice)