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In Review: Movie: Gravity

Posted in Movies & Television with tags , , on November 1, 2013 by geniusscribbleink


*Sigh*; ok I know that the sighing does a disservice to my blog, as I usually attempt to be more crafty in revealing my opinion in order to entice my readers to continue reading on. But in trying to keep an open and honest rapport with my audience, I won’t bore you with a playful pundit exchange. I am going to say it like it is, this movie was horribly overrated. I have always been a fan of Sandra Bullock’s work, from Speed, The Net, Miss Congeniality, The Heat and to of course her Oscar winning performance in The Blindside. Gravity by far was the one time that she should have never shot for the moon in trying to better her career. First and foremost, George Clooney is one of the most overrated actors in our modern times. His smug demeanor on film is passed off as charm and charisma; but I think it masks the fact that his acting has always been subpar at best (see Batman and get back to me). With that being said, his acting, coupled with a script that is the space version of Tom Hanks’ Castaway, made this a doomsday device awaiting detonation. Sandra is usually adaptable in any role, as her down to earth persona is always a welcoming delight on film. In this particular role it was not enough to carry the lackluster and unimaginative script that used the planet Earth as an unworthy antagonist. The movie could have used a few flashbacks and perhaps the haunting voice of James Earl Jones and his infamous asthmatic vocal back drop to create a feeling of terror. This is the typical trailer saturated promoted movie that falls short on delivering the goods. I cannot recommend this movie and I won’t suggest Redbox. Save your money and your time.