‘Gravity’ Leaves Moviegoers Disappointed

Sam Nguyen, Reporter

The new scientific thriller “Gravity” directed by Alfonso Cuaron takes place in space and stars Sandra Bullock (Dr. Ryan Stone) and George Clooney (Matt Kowalsky).

“Gravity” is about a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with a veteran astronaut named Matt Kowalsky. During a spacewalk, debris hit the area where they were working and the pair find themselves detached from the ship and stranded in space. Stone struggles with a painful past and soon considers giving up.

The movie’s graphics were worked on to perfection for two and a half years before the crew even started to shoot the characters. In a review by David Denby, a reporter for The New Yorker, he said, “The movie is not a film of ideas. It’s more of an overwhelming experience.”

Moviegoers who saw the trailer were left disappointed when they noticed missing trailer scenes. In the trailer, an explosion occurs that doesn’t appear in the movie, which left audience goers expecting more.

“Yes but that’s the trailer,” said Director Alfonso Cuaron in an interview for Underwire. “I honor silence.”

Although the graphics were beautiful – almost like you’re in space with them, the script and plot were everywhere. Fortunately, the script’s disaster was made up for by the wonders of space portrayed through this movie.