“Gravity,” the sci-fi survival epic from writer/director Alfonso Cuaron, has been widely touted as a masterpiece and game-changer in the world of cinema. It is, in truth, neither of those things. Though it is certainly quite an experience. The cinematography, direction, special-effects, and acting are all immensely impressive. Yet, “Gravity” isn’t exactly a fun movie to watch; the amount of tension Cuaron is able to create in several scenes, though laudable, is equally exhausting. The film also suffers from bum dialogue and conventionality disguised as innovation. Audiences might be so jazzed up by the movie’s fascinating aesthetic and the way it is making them feel that they might overlook the fact that the movie has just offered them the safest ending possible. Yet, quibbles aside, “Gravity” is still worth watching; its simply too well-executed a film to miss.
Watch the “Gravity” trailer here: