I love science fiction, which I guess is a silly thing to say considering I post on this site, but, damn it, I love science fiction! I really, really love science fiction that at least tries to get the science right. The long-awaited film Gravity from Alfonso Cuarón looks like one of those films.
There have been a few clips and a teaser trailer, all of which give you a dizzying look at the film’s realistic portrayal of space. Thanks to a tip from the awesome people at Giant Freakin Robot we can bring you this extended trailer that clocks in at nearly 5 1/2 minutes.
To be fair, this is actually a compilation of the three Warner Brothers’ previously released clips and a good chunk of the teaser trailer, but it plays like one really great trailer. I recommend watching this in hi-def, full-screen, and in the dark.
Oh, and you might want to watch on an empty stomach if extremely realistic scenes of weightlessness and copious amounts of spinning around affect you adversely.
Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side,” “The Proposal”) and George Clooney (“Up in the Air,” “Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Gravity opens in theaters on Friday, October 4, 2013.