If you follow me on Twitter last night you saw me tweet out links to 11 of my favorite films from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, one of those links was to my review of Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney with a little voice contribution from Ed Harris as “Houston”.
I was a fan of the film, giving it a “B+” in my review:
Behind the camera, Cuaron has assembled a talented team to execute his vision. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki‘s camerawork is extraordinary as are the film’s effects, which have me wondering just how much of the movie is live action and how much is CG. For all I can tell 75% of it may have been entirely computer generated, which would explain the 2+ years it took to bring the film to theaters. Either way, the mixture of live-action and CG is seamless.
All told, the good outweighs the bad, but there are definite flaws preventing it from reaching the highest of levels from a story standpoint. The post-conversion 3D is serviceable, though I would still prefer to see it in 2D. Seeing it on the largest screen you can find, however, is a must. Gravity is as much a cinematic experience as it is a story, if not more so, and it’s one you’re going to want to seek out.
You can read the full review right here, but first you may want to scroll through 23 more pictures from the film over the following three pages.