Saturday, August 19, 2017


Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Written by MuTaTeD (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database).

Much of what I saw in the film THE MARTIAN and loved could also be found in the film GRAVITY. Drama, suspense, and action they were all there and yet the things that struck me the most was this idea of problem solving. In each film the problem to solve was getting home admits dire straights like being left on Mars, as in THE MARTIAN, or as in GRAVITY getting home after an aborted mission. Whether these are scientifically proven ideas in the film I don’t know. What I do now is when faced with a problem and looking at your options and deciding to make an effort in the direction of a solution no matter how impossible I think is a great lesson to learn and makes for a great film. So for GRAVITY I give it 4 stars.

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