By Suzzane Marshall from the November 2013 Edition
Directed By: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
I saw this movie in the ultimate theatre, IMAX 3D, so it was really in my ‘face’ as I floated in space with the cast and saw the universe and earth from a most magnificent perspective. That alone is worth the price of admission. How they shot this movie and created the no-gravity effects and environment is absolutely mind-boggling and completely believable.
If you want to see something unusual in a movie plot and location, this is definitely the movie for you. As to
the realism the only people who could possibly know, would be the astronauts who have been there themselves. As for me,
this movie is an antidote to any plans for a career as an astronaut. I’ve definitely changed my mind about what a thrill it would be and when I win the lotto I no longer wish to be one of the first people to board a space shuttle for a joy ride or a trip to another planet.
This movie really does hold your attention for the full 90 minutes and the performances were very strong. Personally
I found the script a bit ‘fluffy’ in spots particularly for Clooney who’s dialogue was just a bit too cavalier for the situation (sorry George). Nonetheless, this is a must see movie. The ratings are obviously supported by the fact that the viewing audiences love it.
IMDb, the online movie rating site, currently rates this movie at 8.6/10 stars based on 93,000 viewers.
The metascore is 96/100. The movie is rated as PG-13. Enjoy!
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.