quinta-feira, novembro 14, 2013

Gravity (2013)

After hearing and reading so many great reviews, I finally watched Gravity (2013) and I can confirm: 
It is definitely one of the best movies to have come out this year.

From start to finish you can’t help but commit to every scene... Either because it’s visually stunning, because Alfonso Cuaron’s takes (some of them pretty long) are gripping and fantastically well executed (the guy is a pro... Have you seen Children of Men?), because the musical score just hypnotizes you or because Sandra Bullock’s acting is so engaging, you end up getting emotionally involved. Having all of this together (and then some) just makes it one of the most remarkable cinema experiences you can ever have. It is, without a doubt, an instant classic, which I'm sure people will talk about in years to come. It’s that good!

I should also add that 3D actually works on this one. I’ve seen plenty of 3 Dimensional movies since Avatar (2009) came out and maybe one or two were able to impress me, but you could always argue if it’s entirely justifiable to use that technology. I mean, does a movie actually gain from it?

In this case yes! 

For the first time, I can actually say, this movie was a lot better because 3D was used. This not to say you needed that element as almost a distraction of sorts... Not at all! The scripting, the editing, the (fantastic) direction... it’s all there! It all works! But the 3D is undoubtedly a great addition to this great contemporary piece of art.

I urge you to see this in a proper cinema room.

You won’t regret it!

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