If you break it down roughly, there are only two types of success in Hollywood: On the one hand, there is the box office result and the associated profit for filmmakers* and the studio. On the other hand, there are the reviews, which often lead to prestigious awards. Filming both, being both box-office hits and critics’ favorites, isn’t necessarily the norm. “Gravity” is such a case, though.
The science fiction adventure by Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”, “Children Of Men”), which won seven (!) Oscars, grossed a whopping 723 million dollars in 2013 – more than seven times the production costs. But was the hype about “Gravity” justified in the end? We find: Yes! And if you don’t have plans tonight and you haven’t seen the movie yet, our advice is to go on Space Odyssey with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
RTL II shows “Gravity” on September 2, 2022 at 8:15 p.m.
The biomedical doctor Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) joins astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) on their first mission in space. While she is excited about the tour, for her experienced colleague Kowalski, the trip is no more than a routine excursion – and the last one before his retirement. But neither of them have any idea what fate has in store for them…
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Because after their shuttle is destroyed in an incident, the two end up drifting in the dark of space. Far and wide nothing. Contact to station on earth? none. The fact that the two are at least connected by a rope doesn’t really help them in the long run either. They’re running out of oxygen, so they’re doing everything they can to somehow reach their battered spaceship and seek shelter there.
The experienced Kowalski tries to take the situation as calmly as possible, but above all he has to try to calm the panicked Stone as quickly as possible. It hyperventilates excitedly and thus ensures that its oxygen supply is rapidly depleting…
“Director: masterful, script: profound, Sandra Bullock: Oscar-worthy, 3D realization: breathtaking, camera, editing, sound, music, effects: perfect, tension: murderous!” – In our review of the film, author Carsten almost ran out of superlatives to describe the “cinema experience like no other”.
The conclusion of our 5-star review is therefore tantamount to an unconditional recommendation: “There is no better way to combine aspiration and excitement than in Alfonso Cuarón’s visually spectacular masterpiece ‘Gravity’.”
This is a re-release of an article previously published on DashFUN. *The link to the Amazon offer is a so-called affiliate link. If you make a purchase through this link, we will receive a commission.