Sunday, October 06, 2013


Film:  Gravity

A great reason to see 3D IMAX.  Rather enjoy the design of the film - a small genre piece about an astronaut getting home - done as a spectacular formal spectacle.  Is this a film or a ride?  There are certainly a few emotional moments, but the reason you watch the movie is for the shots, the action, the movement of the floating camera.  I can't say the narrative is anything other than a vehicle to deliver the images.  I suppose this is what makes it a good and not great film.  In some ways, it is a technical experiment.  This is not a criticism.  Curon is moving the cinema forward.  He is making a spectacle that is not a stupid comic book for nerds.  A film unquestionably worth seeing in the theater.  Bravo.

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