Friday, October 18, 2013


Sandra Bullock: Mission Specialist Dr. Ryan Stone
George Clooney: Mission Commander Lieutenant Matt Kowalski

This one warrants seeing it in 3D to truly experience the sensation of being out in space. The images are nothing short of spectacular. But that is not the only thing going for it: the acting by Sandra Bullock is probably the best she has ever done. She is on screen probably 95% of the time and does a really superb job.

So it is more than just a run-of-the-mill story about the dangers that can be encountered when in Earth’s orbit and the struggle to stay alive. You feel like you are there, watching things unfold.

This movie is sure to win awards if for nothing else than being able to create the weightlessness of space.

for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.

The on-screen title makes reference to the conditions in space 600 kilometres in altitude but the Hubble Space Telescope they are working on is just 559 km above the earth’s surface.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Some of the screen shots with their smooth blending from one view of an image to the next view from a different angle (eg from outside a space suit to the view inside the suit looking out) are just seamless and absolutely amazing!