Friday, March 18, 2016
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
In Gravity, Sandra Bullock portrays a mission specialist aboard sts 157, George Clooney a veteran astronaut and mission commander.
During an EVA to repair the Hubble Space Telescope Bullock and Clooney's characters are informed
that a Russian missile strike on a defunct Russian satellite has create a huge cloud of high speed junk that strikes the shuttle, ISS as well as other craft on the same orbit.
The balance of the film depicts Bullock's character working to return to Earth.
I was really surprised to find this film on cable tv, but there it was. The film is mildly technical but brings a boatload of excitement. There is the obligatory dead body floating into view, plus a variety of HUH? scenes, but for the realistic spaceflight (not as real as Apollo 13 but home-work was done) will thoroughly enjoy Gravity. Both Bullock and Clooney put in excellent efforts.
I would rate the movie an 8. Acting was good. Plus the high moments throughout the film keeps your interest.