Alfonso Cuarón’s visual masterpiece is the kind of cinema I live for. Much like Enter the Void and 2001: A Space Odyssey, it elevates the art form to a true experience, it’s a gut-wrenching ride of terror and beauty. I went into the film without seeing any footage, so I was immediately blown away by its gorgeous digital cinematography. The 14 minute opening sequence shot starts tranquil and then quickly evolves into an unbelievable nightmare of physical intensity, I was shaking and crying throughout. Two astronauts stranded in space, it’s such a simple plot that becomes traumatic and exhausting while equally genius and revolutionary, Gravity is a step-up for pure adrenaline filmmaking. It was jarring to leave the theater and go back to reality, to walk on Earth in total safety after living such a powerful out-of-body adventure.
See it immediately.