For my next review for this month’s Genre Grandeur – Space, I decided to watch my favorite movie from 2013 once again (4th time a charm).
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“[On how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth] You just point the damned thing at Earth. It’s not rocket science. ” – Matt Kowalski
Number of Times Seen – 4 (9 Dec 2013, 11 Dec 2013, 2 Feb 2014 and 28 Sep 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Two astronauts stranded in space when their ship is destroyed must find a way to get back home to Earth.
My Take on it – Even for someone like me who watches a few movies every now and then 😀 , it’s rare that I will rewatch a movie 4 times in less than a year, but that actually happened with this movie.
The irony is that I have yet to have the chance to see such a spectacular movie like this on the big screen.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are both exceptional here as an experienced and novice astronaut, respectively who must work together to find a way to safety.
Director Alfonso Cuaron won a Best Director Oscar for his job helming this film and he deservingly won it because of his exemplary work in making us believe.
…and that is essentially the point of a great movie; to bring us into the world created by the film makers and feel like we are watching something really transpire before our eyes.
Everything seems so plausible and what makes this movie even better is that there are only 3 actors shown during the tightly written 90 minute script.
I still believe that this movie was clearly the best movie of last year in every aspect and should have won one additional Oscar besides the 7 others it won; Best Picture.
This award should be given to the movie that is better than all of the others in every way and this movie showed that it was better not just in the technical categories, but in practically every aspect.
Bottom Line – Spectacular “simplistic” movie that has amazing special effects, thrills and characters that we can easily care about. Minimalistic film making at it’s best. Was robbed of Best Picture, but it still got enough awards to prove it’s worth. Can’t wait to see how this movie’s success will effect future films. Thrilling tale that gets everything right from both the human and technical aspects. We can really connect to the characters and their story. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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