Le Anne's Review of Gravity
As you've probably heard: Bullock is in every frame and looks amazingly fit. She says she didn't train as an astronaut, but she did a grueling amount of physical training to prepare herself for the demands of this film.
The theme of this movie: is a testament to the human spirit. Here's a woman who after suffering a tragedy has shut down, she's dead inside, the only thing keeping her going is her work; yet when pushed to the ultimate limit finds a survival instinct.
What's pleasing to me: well, we've seen Tom Hanks in Castaway, and Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi, there's Ryan Reynolds in Buried and next Robert Redford in All is Lost, and what's wonderfully surprising about these survival movies is that one person's plight and pluck can hold your attention for the better part of 2 hours. I'm still not sure how I feel about Gravity as a movie on the whole, but I am awed by Cuarón's vision and the mastery of his team.