Gravity – which dominated the 2014 Oscars, winning 7 awards – has recieved widescpread critical acclaim for its masterful melding of soundtrack, realism and direction, lead by Alphonso Cuaron. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in its lead roles, while also featuring Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen and Phardut Sharma amongst its supporting cast.
The film begins radio communications between American mission control (Harris) and the crew of The Explorer as we find out that there is a scheduled Russian missile launch on one of their old Soviet era satellites. As the missile strike hits however, things begin to go awry as a fast moving cloud of debris is launched into orbit and begin to travel in the shuttle’s direction, causing significant damage and forcing the only two surviving crew members; Clooney and Bullock, to be cast adrift in space with no communication with earth and dwindling hopes of returning home alive.
Gravity – Sunday 7:10 pm on ITV2