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LIFF27 – Day 1: Gravity (Opening Gala)

So my pass is charged up and ready to go. I have a stack of tickets. Let the mental fortnight commence. I’m no expert film critic nor am I particularly a film buff but LIFF is the time set aside for overdosing in cinematic loveliness. I’m planning on blogging each day…lets see how long that lasts!

Gravity (2013) (3D)

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IMDb entry for Gravity

Trailer

The Blurb

“Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness”

My Thoughts
Confession time. I haven’t seen a 3D film since my childhood (that’s pretty long ago for the record) so I was unsure what to expect and in a way I’m still a little blind in terms of comparing this to other recent 3D films in terms of effects. However, I was blown away by the visual quality of this film and I certainly think it would lose a lot if not viewed in 3D. The space scenes were beautifully mesmerising and in typical Hollywood blockbuster style there were twists & turns and tension throughout. There is a level of emotion here though and it’s pitched perfectly, moving without being cloyingly melodramatic. A little over-Hollywood in how the story plays out (no spoilers) for my liking but a good rollercoaster of a film with amazing effects.

Rating Out of Ten 8

Asides
Everyman is a great cinema. Particularly for us lankier humans; lots of leg room, comfy seats. Oh and a bar. Might need that to get me through the 4 hour epic later in my schedule!

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