“It’s still a matter of what you do now. If you decide to go then you just gotta get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride, you gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start living life. Hey, Ryan, it’s time to go home.” – Matt Kowalski
Number of Times Seen – 2 (9 Dec 2013 and 11 Dec 2013)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Two Astronauts are stranded in space after a mishap destroys their ship and they need to find a way home.
My Take on it – It is rare that I watch a movie twice within 2 days and I can only recall 2 other times where this has happened [Die Hard 2 (1990) and Jurassic Park (1993)].
This movie gave me the urge to do that again because it is so very good.
The second viewing was even better than the first one even though I didn’t think that was possible.
Between my two viewing, I also had the opportunity to watch Aningaaq (2013) which is a short film that tells the other side of a story told here. In this movie, Sandra Bullock has a short conversation with someone she doesn’t know via the radio and we only get to hear the other end of the conversation. In Aningaaq (2013), we get to see the other end of the conversation and only get to hear Bullock’s side of the conversation.
What’s interesting is that normally movies show both sides of a conversation at the same time and we usually get to see both people on either end of the conversation, but the idea here was to only “hear” the conversation instead of “seeing” it.
Watching this short film doesn’t really add much to the viewing of this movie, but it gives us a bit more insight into that particular conversation.
During this viewing of this movie, I felt even more confidence flowing from George Clooney’s character than I had in my original viewing and believe that he also is deserving (and not just Bullock) of an award (or even a nomination) when they are finally announced.
After reading comments by JJames regarding this movie, I paid more attention to the music during this viewing and I must say that I think the music chosen here just amplifies the story and doesn’t detract from it in any way what so ever.
Sorry JJames 😦
Bottom Line – Excellent thriller. Can’t wait to see if any other movie from this year can top this. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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