Another Reason Why I Want To See Gravity NOW

The brilliant initial trailer for it had me hooked. And now?

Alfonso Cuaron Defends Having Female Lead in Gravity – Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas in Women and Hollywood:

Science fiction, like the superhero genre is all about the guys to Hollywood though we know that is completely not the case. It’s a genre that is ripe with potential for great female roles which Cuaron recognized. On occasion we get kick-ass, complex women like Alien’s Ellen Ripley, Battlestar Galactica’s Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrice and The X-Files’ Dana Scully that goes down in the record books as a great character regardless of gender. But we need more.

On the panel, Bullock spoke about that she felt Cuaron was “brave” for making her character a woman and that she hoped that this would become the norm.

Second trailer, with thanks to Giagia:

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  • Richard_Wein

    I love that first trailer too. What I can’t work out, though, is how they can make a whole movie out of this. There seems no way that Sandra Bullock can be rescued (or rescue herself?). Is she going to spend the rest of the movie drifting through space? Anyway, I don’t like the idea of it turning into another rescue movie. (I can’t help thinking of “Marooned”, quite a good movie in its way, as I recall.)

    If you know the answer, please don’t spoil me. I’m happy to wait for the movie.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      I have NO idea but I’ll see it in the cinemas! I love the director’s work on Children of Men.