Ryan Thomason

Plot Synopsis for the Movie ‘Gravity’ is Anything BUT Down to Earth

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Now, set my Sci-Fi Geek intrigue to, HOLY CRAP.

Director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter: Prisoner of Askaban) is set to tackle what sounds like a monumental task. I read the synopsis and honestly, I’m just sitting here thinking that A) This could be the most incredible Sci-Fi movie of all time, or B) This is going to be a terrible pile of poop. For as ambitious as this movie sounds, those can only be the two options for it in the end. No wonder it took so long to get big names and big money attached to it for filming. I was blown away by how great Children of Men was, and I really hope Gravity can do the same.

[Sandra] Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, 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.

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