Submitted by keefus on 10 November 2013 - 7:35pm
I haven't looked forward to a film this much since I was a kid, and so I may have set myself up for disappointment. So I'll say first of all, it is visually, technically stunning. The 3D, CGI, attention to detail and camerawork are so seamless that I accepted every shot, without wondering how it was done. The plot is spare, but deliberately so, to focus on the unique predicament the astronauts are in. And for the first half, it is relentless (Bullock's character even exclaims "Oh, what now?!" at one point). To say the main reason it disappointed me would give away spoilers; so I'll give the second reason, which was the lack of a real connection between the characters. Because of that, I didn't really care about them. That said, I recommend it as a great popcorn film, and as Dr Kermode says, truly worth seeing in 3D.
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
Any sci-fi, really. And Chris Hadfield's performance of Space Oddity.