The first ten to fifteen minutes basically explains the plot of the movie. It starts off in space, with Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) trying to fix something on the Hubble Telescope, with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) monitoring the team. A couple of minutes in, they get a signal from Earth that debris from a nearby destroyed Russian satellite will be passing by, and it may or may not hit them.
It obviously hits them.
Along with the International Space Station as well.
And with that, this movie is all about survival in space, where there's no sound, no gravity, and no one to hear you.
Here's a list of what I liked about the movie:
- Soundtrack = SUPERB. Literally. It's being nominated for an academy award for best soundtrack tonight, and I really hope it wins. If you don't watch the movie, just listen to the soundtrack on Youtube. You will not regret it.
- The visuals of Earth from above. It is stunning
- I'm glad that they got all the facts right with space, like how there is no sound at all and that an object does not stop moving in space unless there's a force stopping it.
- The scene where Sandra Bullock just keeps working on unscrewing something while the station blows up behind her, silently.
- The fact that this movie did not go over 90 minutes. I don't think I could've handled 2 hours of space, because only so much can happen without it being repetitive.
I'm definitely going to be watching the Oscars tonight. I'm hoping that Frozen wins best animated and best song and Gravity wins best soundtrack.
And now time to write that review on Days of Blood & Starlight