If you haven’t watched the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron‘s latest film project, Gravity, and you’re still on the fence about shelling out the cash to buy a theater ticket, then you might want to listen to someone who truly knows what the hell he’s talking about when it comes to movies: James Cameron. OK, now about half of you are thinking,
“Really, what the hell does he know?”
Well, the man’s last two films each broke the mold, reaching that movie mountain top to become the highest grossing film of all time during their respective release runs. So when the man talks about making movies, you’ll want to listen, but Cameron is not just using new technologies to create incredible films, he’s helping create new technologies to create incredible films.
Recently Cameron talked about helping Cuaron with some difficult filming issues on Gravity and what he thought about the movie after getting a chance to see it in its entirety.
I was stunned, absolutely floored, I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.
What is interesting is that Cameron goes on to explain that it was not the cutting edge filming technology and camera work that blew him away, it was:
What is interesting is the human dimension, Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.
Now, I was already sold on seeing this in the theater on the big screen, the biggest screen I can find, when I saw the first full trailer. Now, after reading what Cameron has to say, Gravity might just be that break through movie of the year that will put another Oscar on Bullock’s mantle. Check out the trailer below and tell me if you think Cameron is on target.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney hits theater screens on October 4th.