James Cameron Calls “Gravity” The Best Space Film Ever

September 4, 2013

Damn. That’s a hell of a reputation to live up to when someone like James Cameron calls your movie the best space film ever made. Cameron should know because he’s directed classic science fiction films such as Terminator, Aliens, T2: Judgement Day, Abyss, and Avatar.

I was stunned, absolutely floored,” Cameron tells Variety. “I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.

Cameron also goes on to praise Sandra Bullock’s performance. “She’s the one that had to take on this unbelievable challenge to perform it. (It was) probably no less demanding than a Cirque du Soleil performer, from what I can see.” And of the result, he says, “There’s an art to that, to creating moments that seem spontaneous but are very highly rehearsed and choreographed. Not too many people can do it. … I think it’s really important for people in Hollywood to understand what was accomplished here.

Synopsis: “Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.”

Warner Bros. is releasing the film on October 4th with great reviews coming out of the Venice Film Festival.

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