Are you planning to see Gravity this weekend? I saw it a few nights ago and reviewed it for Christianity Today, and part of what made it significant for me was that it left me feeling a bit disquieted.
Sitting there, wearing silly-looking 3D glasses, I felt awe—and not at mankind or its “indomitable spirit.” It is admittedly cool that we figured out how to make suits that let us float above the surface of the planet, and that we can talk to people in Texas from outer space. It’s also super cool that we made movie technology that lets us feel like we’re doing all those things from the safety of a movie theater. But that wasn’t what left me in the throes of wonder.
Pardon the pun: I felt my center of gravity shift. I was made uncomfortable.
You can read my review here; I’d love to know what you think.