I don’t do reviews in the traditional sense, mostly ’cause I’m lousy at extracting the message. My son could give you a dissertation on Pulp Fiction whereas I’d say Uma looked fine and the soundtrack was silky smooth. So yeah, this review is just for fun. Sorta like George Clooney’s life.
Something I didn’t know before seeing Gravity
A) Christian Slater can act
B) You can see the Duggar compound from space
C) The moon isn’t made of cheese
D) George Clooney has brown eyes
It’s D, and they really are quite impressive. I’m still not convinced that B and D are not true, but the story line failed to address these, so there’s that. A is complete bullshit, but my son had me kinda believing that Slater made a cameo. I’m not sure why he chooses to scare me like that. Alas, Slater never showed up- just like most every movie he has starred in.
Observations from space? Why not . . .
George Clooney is the best actor in Hollywood. When it comes to playing George Clooney. Actually, that’s not a knock on the man’s acting ability so much as a tribute to his Clark Gable-esqe ability to keep you coming back. Clooney doesn’t concern himself with method because his martini charm is big enough. Seriously, when Clooney’s in the flick? I’m happy. He was the perfect choice to play Lt. Matthew Kowalski because really, who would you rather hurtle through space with? Every time I found myself clutching at my seat, Clooney provided the calm and cool I needed in order to collect myself.
Sandra Bullock is creamy goodness. If Clooney’s magic lies in always making us want more of the same, Bullock’s capacity to play the Every Woman is even more impressive. The only thing nailed down in the flick is Bullock’s turn as Dr. Ryan Stone. She’s the Derek Jeter of actresses in that she is often overlooked until she starts playing. Then you get to see what intangibles actually look like.
Bullock and Clooney together is the tastiest idea since donuts met crullers. When the ingredients include floating in space, astronaut suits, Clooney love stories and Sandra Bullock showing off her celestial body . . how can you go wrong? Not even Christian Slater could screw that up, I don’t think.
And by the way kids, you inspired me to crank up a Miley interview for tomorrow night. It’s my first fake interview in years . . . whereas Miley? Does ’em all the time.