Tagged: Space Shuttle

Review: Gravity (2013) or Alfonso Cuarón’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) are on a mission in space to fix some fancy machinery. Suddenly, right before finishing their job and safely returning to earth with the rest of the crew space junk from another satellite hits their space shuttle. Stone finds herself catapulted into big black space seemingly drifting away forever. Fortunately, her charming colleague can keep his cool in a situation of chaos and mayhem. He is able to retrieve her, but her oxygen levels are low. Time is of the essence and now the two sole survivors of the expedition will have to find a way to reach the next space station and get back to earth. Unfortunately, their troubles have only begun. Will they make it to the Chinese station where the vodka is safely stashed in a place only Clooney knows? Don’t worry: No spoilers.  Continue reading