Stars:Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris(voice)
Running time: 91 minutes
A medical engineer and an astronaut must work together to rebuild a space station when a missile strike sends meteors shooting through space, which ends up damaging their shuttle and makes them drift through orbit.
I was determined to see this movie after watching the Oscars this year, it was just a matter of time before it reached Redbox and was in-stock when I was in the mood to watch it. It did have some great visual effects, but the story was completely non-existent. If you want a scientific thriller, this isn't the one to see. It tried so hard to be the next Apollo 13, but it lacked the dramatic realism and outstanding acting that Ron Howard's movie had.
|Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) working hard or hardly working, you be the judge..|
|The best part of the movie, still unrealistically portrayed.|
At the beginning, for likely no more than thirty minutes we see Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), an relaxed astronaut also up in space with Dr Stone. Clooney's role made this a little more interesting, which came to no surprise to me as I tend to enjoy his movies a little - Up in the Air, The Peacemaker, among others. I only hoped he would've got more screen time than he did, like every movie she's been in Bullock stole all the attention in this one.
|Yeah, this pretty much sums up the movie.|
|Shes way too old to be attractive in this picture|
Would I recommend this movie? No
Favorite quote: "It was one hell of a ride!" -Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock)