Gravity: A whole new type of movie

Meryl Kornfield, Online Editor-in-Chief

           Just like oxygenless space, the latest box office hit, Gravity, will most likely take your breath away. Characters, Ryan Stone (played by Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (played by George Clooney), battle death in space after catastrophe interrupts their mission.

           Gravity, the latest box office hit, challenges the clichés of recent trendy movies. This one comes with little dialogue and only two significant characters. Still, the movie thrills audiences with astounding cinematography. The scenes are played on in the vast darkness illuminated only by bits of sunlight and broken lights from the manmade contraptions.

           In fact, this movie makes mankind seem insignificant puppets to fate. Often astronauts are quoted saying how looking at Earth from space highlights how obsolete Earth is. This movie illustrates that feeling. Still, throughout the movie, Earth looks incredibly warm and comforting.

           This science-fiction thriller begs the viewer to answer the question: At what point do you give up? When danger sacrifices security and comfort the characters suck it up (and by it, I mean the limited amount of oxygen).

           This film describes the struggle of two astronauts who try to survive after a major catastrophe in space leaves them cut off from the rest of the world (literally). With a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and $55.6 million in box office sales, this movie has already defied gravity.