In a year when A-listers
Now topping $123 million in ticket sales, the
In Smith’s “After Earth,” our planet has been long abandoned. The same goes for Cruise’s “
But "Gravity" is set in the present day with the Earth we know in plain sight as two working astronauts face an emergency on the International Space Station.
It helps that those two astronauts are Bullock and costar
Not that the special effects are lacking. The visuals in “Gravity” are so good, in fact, that reviewers are urging people to see the film in Imax 3-D. Times writer Glenn Whipp reports that
This bodes well for "Gravity's" Oscar prospects. It will be a strong contender in the visual and sound categories, obviously. And, since Bullock is alone onscreen for much of the movie, it cannot be denied that much of "Gravity's" success is due to her performance. Oscar No. 2 could be touching down on her mantel a few months from now.