It looks like that trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's newest film, Gravity, wasn't misleading anyone when it promised one hell of a movie: According to The Huffington Post, the early reviews of Gravity at the Venice Film Festival are already singing its praises, and they just keep on rolling in.
For instance, there's Justin Chang's review over at Variety :
As scripted by Cuaron and his son Jonas, this tale of one woman’s grim expedition into the unknown is a nerve-shredding suspenser, a daring study in extreme isolation, and one of the most sophisticated and enveloping visions of space travel yet realized onscreen...It falls among that increasingly rare breed of popular entertainments capable of prompting genuine "How did they do that?" reactions from even the most jaded viewers, even as its central premise is so simple and immediately gripping that one might just as readily ask, "Why didn’t anyone do it sooner?"
...and Todd McCarthy's review over at The Hollywood Reporter (careful, there are spoilers in the review itself):
At once the most realistic and beautifully choreographed film ever set in space, Gravity is a thrillingly realized survival story spiked with interludes of breath-catching tension and startling surprise.
...and Oliver Lyttelton's review, over at The Playlist on Indiewire :
The film’s technically perfect, of course, from the terrific sound design to the impeccable effects (the exact extent of the CGI is difficult to say, because pretty much everything looks photo-realistic, even when things head indoors)...but it's also cleverly written, and more than anything phenomenally directed, from the way that he uses every available surface to tell his story (someone’s going to write a book one day on the use of reflections in this film) to the way he and [cinematographer Emmanuel] Lubezki shift the light to vary the color palette, preventing it from becoming repetitive. Almost every decision is inspired.
That, folks, is what rave reviews look like. It's probably worth booking your tickets for opening night ASAP, because this film looks like it's going to be big. Plus, the sooner you see it when it hits theaters, the sooner you can be that guy who tells everyone to see the year's most amazing movie before everyone else catches on.
Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is set to hit theaters in 3D and IMAX on Oct. 4. Now, let's all experience the sheer AMAZING of this trailer once more: