Gravity

Gravity

Our search for the Best Movie of 2013 is almost over, and we have looked back over some of the most wonderful movies of the last twelve months.

Here we are at number two and the wonderful Gravity has just missed on being crowned FemaleFirst’s Best Movie of 2013.

If you love your science fiction movies, then Gravity is a film that is not to be missed, as it is the standout film in this genre this year.

This movie was surrounded in hype from the moment that it started playing on the festival circuit in the autumn, and it really does live up to all of the early praise.

It is not very often that a movie turns out to be everything that you expect it to be, but Gravity is truly a movie that bucked that trend - I cannot tell you want a cinema masterpiece that this is.

The movie marked the return of Alfonso Cuaron to the director’s chair with his first movie since his adaptation of Children of Men. The movie followed Dr Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalsky whole are left stranded in space after a disaster strikes during a routine spacewalk and their shuttle is destroyed.

Gravity is one of the finest pieces of filmmaking that I have seen in many a year, as Cuaron has set the bar when it comes to depicting space.

To say that this movie is beautiful is an understatement as Cuaron has truly captured the epicness, stillness and deafening silence of space.

The beauty of space is also the most terrifying aspect of it… there really is no one there to help them or save them.

And while you will marvel at how the film looks the technical aspect of the film is not at the forefront of this story. It would have been so easy to rely heavily on how the film looks and have the character and the story play second fiddle… thankfully, that is not what has happened here.

While Gravity is set in such an epic setting, Cuaron has made it an intimate and personal story, as all of his focus is on his characters and their humanity.

Sandra Bullock is just fantastic in the role of Ryan Stone, a woman who is on her debut space mission. She is a woman who is haunted by the past and the death of her daughter and we see her grief start to impact on her judgement and her desire to fight for life.

We see Ryan go on a very personal journey as she is forced to accept events of the past to be able to move on with her life. Bullock delivers a knockout performance that is raw, real and incredibly emotional; the scene where she is talking to a stranger on the radio is a perfect example.

Gravity is one of those movies that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled as the audience is taken on an exciting and nail-biting journey from start to finish.

Gravity is the best space film of all time, and one of the most visually stunning movies that I have ever had the pleasure of watching.

Gravity has already become an awards favourite and will definitely be in the mix when the Oscar nominations are announced next year.


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