You know how when you have a panic attack, it feels like you can’t breathe? Your head is about to rip completely off the top of your body, and every molecule in your being is on high alert? You want to run, but there’s nowhere to run to, and instead, you think you might just perish right then and there?
Yeah, that’s what the trailer for “Gravity” is like, only times ten. The trailer is 2 minutes and 23 seconds long, but it seems to speed by in about ten seconds.
In short, Sandra Bullock, who plays medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone, is hurtled willy-nilly through space, after an accident causes the space vessel she shares with astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) to explode into 50 million pieces.
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” hits theaters Oct. 4, 2013. It’s already scored some good reviews from the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, where it landed the coveted opening night film spot.
Early “Gravity” Reviews:
Mark Adams over at ScreenDaily had this to say: “A genuinely tense and exciting lost-in-space thriller, Alfonso Cuaron’s exhilarating and often spectacular 3-D film is a real pleasure, driven by top-notch lead performances from Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as well as some seriously cool special effects.”
And Owen Glieberman at Entertainment Weekly says this: “What’s astonishing about the film is its hypnotic seamlessness — the way that the director, Alfonso Cuarón, using special effects (and 3D) with a nearly poetic simplicity and command, places us right up there in space along with the people on screen.”
And one more from Chris Bumbray at JoBlo.com: “Every once in a while, a genre film comes along that pushes the form to such an extent that it throws down the gauntlet to other filmmakers, daring them to be as audacious in their craft. Alfonso Cuaron’s made two films like this. The first was “Children of Men,” and “Gravity” is the second.”
Cannot wait to see it. Here’s the official site, and watch the trailer below.