• PK-S

    Thank you, Jordan for this. Thank you very much.

    Gravity was a tour de force; a gorgeous spectacle and pretty much the reason why cinema was created – to see this film on the big screen. But, as you say, apart from that, it’s pretty run-of-the-mill. There isn’t anything particularly catching about the whole thing other than the way it was mad.

    In short, it’s overrated and I agree with your rating.

    In answer to your question about Bullock, it’s mainly her film (Clooney is bundled off before her) and she carried it alone after the first forty or so minutes, which is a hard task for an actor. There are also a couple of beautiful and very emotive scenes that she excels at.

    • Djornad

      Thank ye kindly sir. I’ll have to rewatch it when it comes out on DVD and such, because I was focusing more on the whole spectacle of it than Bullock. I much preferred her in The Blind Side I think…

      • PK-S

        You’re welcome; it’s a very well-written piece. I’ve enjoyed this Oscar series (I’m hoping you’ll cover Saving Mr. Banks and/or Philomena but that’s if you’ve seen them) a lot, even if I don’t comment on them all.

        My favourite Bullock performance is The Proposal (my favourite romcom of all time) but The Blind Side was her playing straight at her best.

  • HAL likes cheese

    Well I agree with your comments towards Sandra Bullock – she did what she had to do very well but her performance wasn’t mind-blowing. However, I thought Gravity itself was remarkable. I was touched and utterly captivated and thought it was some of the most amazing film-making I had seen in a while. The basic plot was simple, I agree, but there were a lot more than ‘visual metaphors about evolution and life’ woven into the movie. At least from my point of view, the whole movie is really about Stone’s rebirth and how she overcomes the loss of her daughter. The effects were utterly astounding and I still here the score in my dreams. I would probably give it an 8.5 or 9 out of 10.

    • Djornad

      Indeed, I agree that the film is about Stone’s rebirth. I just don’t find that a particularly remarkable story compared to Cuaron’s previous work.

  • TheDarkLordDeep™

    Oh god, I’ve only just realised these articles about Oscar bait are about the awards..

    I genuinely thought at first that it was a name “Oscar Bait” and these films had him in common.

    I feel incredibly stupid :P

    • HAL likes cheese

      The world of film is a funny place…
      I would like to meet Mr Bait if he was a real person, he sounds like a lovely chap.