I must admit, I saw the preview for this and wasn't really enticed to go see it but after seeing a high-praise review and the rating on RT, I thought why not - given that I love the cinema experience, I didn't really need much convincing!
The review I read insisted that even for 3D naysayers, this was one of those movies that was worth paying the extra bucks and I completely agree. I find for a 3D movie to be successful, it can't just be an ordinary movie, it needs to have particular elements about it such as animation or large portions of Special FX and CGI. Gravity is a perfect movie where 3D can be used to its advantage and not just a means to cash in on the higher ticket price. Visually, this movie is simply spectacular. The picture is amazing, the clarity, the detail, and the 3D elements make it pretty cool too! But not only that, the 3D actually helps create the feel of space, and subsequently gravity... or lack thereof. And this is where I think Alfonso Cuarón has excelled - using 3D in a way that is so complementary to what the entire movie is all about. Because to be honest, the story isn't exactly amazing, but the story is almost a subplot.... this movie is about space. It is about the characteristics, the infinite boundaries and the sheer power of an environment we still have little understanding of. Alongside this, Bullock delivers a great performance and Clooney adds a comic value that stops the movie being too heavy. It's quite short, at only an hour and a half, but it's definitely worth a watch!