As little kids, we always use to look up at the sky and see the stars. We’d tell our parents, “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.” As our father would smile and pat our shoulder and say, “You’ll make a fine astronaut”, we’d look back up at the sky and imagine flying to mars, or orbiting the earth. But when we were kids, we didn’t know the fears and horrors space could bring.
Released on October 4, 2013, Gravity reveals these fears to all of us. This science fiction thriller stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who play two astronauts that survive the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle, the Explorer, and attempt to return to Earth. They have to overcome the many obstacles of space, zero gravity, and insanity.
The movie is filled with suspenseful scenes. Gravity keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times, while surprising you with amazing graphics and the true horrors of airless zero-gravity.
The story focuses mostly on Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), who is on her on her first space mission accompanied by astronaut veteran Matt Kowalski (George Clooney). While on service on the Hubble Space Telescope, Mission Control in Houston warns the team that a Russian missile strike on a satellite has caused a chain reaction, forming a cloud of space debris. The space debris collides with the team and their space shuttle, leaving only Stone and Kowalski alive. They then have to travel hundreds of miles in the vastness of space to reach a Chinese space station to take an escape pod back to Earth.
Accompanying scenes with astronauts floating aimlessly away in space, running out of oxygen, outrunning large shards of space debris, avoiding space fires, and much much more. This movie will make your kids look up at you and say, “I don’t want to be an astronaut anymore.”
You can read more about the movie here at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/?ref_=nv_sr_1