Gravity an Incredible Sensory Experience

by Sasha Mazikins

If you love action, suspense, and astronomy, then you should definitely see Gravity. I guarantee that you will be on the edge of your seat the whole time. Gravity came out October 4th, 2013.

The main characters are Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The movie is available in IMAX 3D, regular 3D, and no 3D. IMAX includes stunning visuals and better sound, so it’s a fuller experience. The extra cost is worth it.

When I first saw the trailer for the movie, I laughed. The trailer is a bit misleading because it shows Sandra Bullock in a space suit floating from earth, and I thought, “Why would anyone see this movie?” and “What’s the plot going to be?” I thought it was going to be boring, but it ended up being really interesting and suspenseful.

“It looks terrifying because you’re stuck in space, and you’re going to die,” said Molly Updegraff, junior.

The basic plot of the film is a medical engineer and an astronaut must work together to survive after an accident that leaves them drifting in space with no ship. Throughout the movie they’re struggling to find a way back to earth.

Gravity was almost too suspenseful; I was so stressed out for the character,” said Hannah Taheri, senior.

I thought Gravity was a really fascinating film, but some scientists disagree. Although it’s visually stunning, it is not scientifically accurate. In one scene, Bullock’s character takes off her space suit and she’s wearing a tank top and shorts. In reality, she would be wearing an adult diaper and an E.V.A. suit which is a full body plastic wrap ventilation and cooling device.

In the beginning of the film, Clooney is relaxing, and floating around the ship because he is wearing an M.M.U. which is basically a space jetpack. In the movie, they make the M.M.U. look easy to maneuver and they increase the speed of the device. When in reality, the M.M.U. could easily run out of fuel and it is more difficult and slower to maneuver.

Although the events that happen in Gravity aren’t completely accurate, it still has breathtaking visuals, thrilling scenes, and you will be grateful to be on earth once the movie is over. I highly suggest checking out this film.