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Movie review: Gravity

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*** Gravity (October 2013) – Theatre

Gravity posterSandra Bullock, George Clooney. Astronauts Ryan Stone (Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) are out on a space walk when their shuttle is hit by space debris. Without connection to Houston, they have to figure out how to get back home.

She says: This movie was probably over-praised. Certainly the effects are amazing; you do believe they are in zero gravity the whole time. But the story is a little bit slight, the theme a bit obvious. It was certainly enough to hold my interest, and there are definitely moments of real drama. But I probably would have enjoyed it more if it hadn’t been so overhyped.

He says: I didn’t think that much of it. I agree with you that the effects were just amazing, and definitely stuff happened. I guess I just didn’t find it the most compelling story ever.

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And for those who have seen Gravity and have ever shopped at Ikea… I gave you, the parody video. (Not particularly spoiler-y if you haven’t seen the movie… But not that funny, then, either.)

 

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