GRAVITY stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts doing work on one of the stations. As they are working they are informed by Huston that there is a problem and there is a lot of space trash flying right towards them. They attempt to move to a safe location but things go crazy and they are unable to. Their partner is killed, and they are briefly separated, in fact Sandra Bullocks character is sent hurtling through space, where the lack of air will kill you and the cold temperature of space will cause death in seconds. After a series of mishaps, Sandra is the only crew member left and she is the one who must find a way back to earth, or die in space like the rest of her companions.
The plot of this movie was somewhat lacking. There was almost no character development of any of the characters, so I wondered why I should care about them. If they died, I didn't know them so I wouldn't worry that they hadn't returned to earth, or had their faces caved in by space trash, or any of it all. Even though there was a little character development with Sandra Bullocks character (her backstory involved a tragedy and a child) there wasn't enough to make me wonder anything about her, partly because it wasn't expanded upon, so this little tidbit didn't add much to the story.
I felt as if this movie was made just to show the beauty of space. It was a visually stunning movie, and I did wonder what it would feel like to be basically stranded in space. I am sure I would be beyond scared. If I was hurtling through space with no tether keeping me attached to something tangible I would probably die within the few minutes it would take me to use up my oxygen reserves. The graphics were fabulous, and beautiful. The views of earth as everything was going on was gorgeous. The quick views of space and the rest of the galaxy were superb, and while Sandra Bullock was hurtling through space there were some spectacular images. Even the action scenes were stunning.
So visually this movie was pretty sweet. However, the characters could have used more substance, as they were flat, and honestly I felt that even with the good actors the acting in this movie was sub par for both Bullock and Clooney. This, for me, was not even close to the best work for either of them.