Gravity Review

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

For over three weeks, the movie Gravity has held the number one spot for box office sales. At first, when I saw the trailer long ago, I wasn’t really interested. Gravity just seemed like a linear boring story in space with big name actors. However, after seeing its success, I decided to see what was so great about it, and boy I sure wasn’t disappointed.

Gravity is about Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky who is a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates, as well as, mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space.

From beginning to end Gravity keeps you on the edge of your seat and even throws in a couple of jump scares and discomforting scenes. Gravity delivers a visual feast for your eyes with stunning jaw-dropping shots of earth from a multitude of perspectives. However, when it comes to the story, I feel that it doesn’t hold up to its excellent visual effects. For you see, in reality, Gravity’s storyline is very simple and follows a point A to point B route with a few major plot points. Although the story gives little depth to the plot and the characters, how they presented and ordered it was very well done and makes up for the former. In the end, I couldn’t have seen the movie done in any other way and I would give the movie an 8/10.

 Thank you to Consolidated Theatre for allowing The Pinion to watch and review one movie per month for free.