After hearing great reviews and seeing that Gravity is nominated for several Oscars and Golden Globes, I decided to go and see it in theaters. Several 3-D movies are not worthy of watching in 3-D, but Gravity is not one of those movies. The 3-D effects actually enhanced the movie experience, rather than diminished it. Gravity was almost perfect, but I felt that it was too short and lacking in plot; it is only a 90 minute movie. To compare the runtime with other movies, where as Gravity is only 90 minutes, The Wolf of Wall Street is 180 minutes. Sometimes longer movies feel more satisfying because all of the characters and plotlines introduced are thoroughly developed and dived into.
As short as Gravity is, I still enjoyed it. There aren’t many popular movies with a central setting of space (the middle of nowhere). This is probably because of poor execution and writing, but throughout the majority of this movie, the characters are floating in space and trying to find their way back home. And although Gravity is majorly set in space, the movie was still fantastic. And as always, flawless acting from Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Maybe the 120 minute runtime could teach us something. An important lesson when developing a project, or even running a blog is that we can’t expect results immediately. Things have to be planned out, but road bumps and conflicts may occur while working on a project. For example, the directors of The Wolf of Wall Street may have gotten carried away, as its original runtime was a whopping 240 minutes (4 hours). So, maybe the directors of Gravity wanted to avoid a movie that seems too slow and stretched out, and decided to keep it short and simple.