by Matt Slick
Gravity is a spectacular cinematographic wonder that exposes you to the cold and silent dangers of space hundreds of kilometers above Earth where veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) are repairing the Hubble telescope. But, catastrophe hits. And hit it does in the form of obliterated satellites hurling from the depths of space to shred their space shuttle and leave them stranded. From then on it's a life-and-death struggle in the cruel and uncaring environment where there is no mercy--only cold blackness.
Both Clooney and Bullock deliver stellar performances, but it is Dr. Ryan Stone we become most involved with as we share in her struggle to live. We are drawn into her danger as we watch what happens to her and see things from her perspective. The alternating viewpoint, combined with the special effects and the imminent danger, causes the viewer to see and almost personally experience what it would be like in space fighting for your life. The movie is awesome.
There's absolutely no nudity and no violence. I don't recall any foul language, and God and Christians were not insulted (that was unusual). If you are acrophobic like me, the movie can be difficult to deal with--especially in the IMAX 3-D version where I sometimes felt I was going to fall out of my chair and into the depths of space. I found myself gripping my wife's leg many times. But to make things even, her claustrophobia kicked in once as she watched Dr. Ryan Stone navigate the crowded confines of the space station. Whew! What a ride! Did I say the movie was awesome?
And the ending . . . well, it was . . .
Just go see it.