There are a lot of things to say about Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, but here’s what it boils down to: Go see it, in the theater, and make sure it’s 3D. Amazing film regardless but this is one experience it’s worth forking over the extra dollars for those big glasses; The Avengers 3D, it ain’t.
My review is at Short Ends & Leader:
Even with all the James Cameron-level technical virtuosity on display in Alfonso Cuaron’s elegantly suspenseful lost-astronaut drama Gravity, it retains a welcome element of austerity. The story boils things down to basics. After all, floating hundreds of miles above the Earth helps a character reduce their worries to the essentials: Oxygen, shelter, getting back on the ground without becoming a meteoric cinder. Of course, resolving those worries in this situation is more complex; it’s akin to solving a Rubik’s Cube while blind and in freefall…
Here’s the trailer: