Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity received universal acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. The trailer for Gravity (2013) was absolutely breath-taking and the subsequently released short clips were even more spectacular both in terms of visual and emotional potency. Alfonso Cuaron has made some superb motion pictures in the past – from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to Children of Men. All in all, it was a hell of a film to open the Venice Film Festival with for 2013. The anticipation was reportedly great and the film itself was every bit as visually dazzling and captivatingly thrilling as one might hope for a science fiction, psychological thriller set in space. Frankly speaking, how many good films of a similar premise have we seen apart from the genre-establishing Alien (1979)?
So far, Gravity has an impressive 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews, each of which describes it as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time in its own perspective way. It has been widely announced that Gravity was indeed Venice Film Festival’s crown jewel. Now the question remains whether it will be 2013’s champion too. Alfonso Cuaron has already come close to the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Director with the spectacular and also futuristic Children of Men. If Gravity keeps impressing critics worldwide as it did on the Venice Film Festival you can be sure that it will be remembered as one of the best films of the decade.
Critics have acclaimed its superb visual effects, its great artistic depth and shot construction, the great depth of fear it manages to stir within the viewers and the magnificent performances by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Sandra Bullock was in fact the only thing viewers of the trailer online disliked and now it is apparent that actually Sandra Bullock was the greatest acting asset in the motion picture.
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