Alfonso Cuarón’s 3-D sci-fi thriller Gravity broke records at the US box office its opening weekend along with critical appraise. The movie, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as a pair of astronauts caught in a space mission gone wrong, holds a rare 97% “fresh” approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes and critics are praising the film not only for its excellent directing and performances, but also for its 3-D work, and it seems audiences agree.
“I really enjoyed it,” senior Spencer Wejrowski said. “Camera work was extremely well done. Beautiful pictures.”
It seems Cuarón has successfully produced another movie where critics and the average moviegoer are on the same page. More than 80% of tickets sold in the US were in 3-D, an impressive percentage in the face of increased cynicism for 3-D.
“Gravity was great,” senior Carolina Frey said. “I liked how they dealt with no sound in space. Best shots of the movie was the Northern Lights and the original drift off into space when [Sandra Bullock] is just a dark patch on the stars.”