The script for this page had me laughing harder than you might imagine! I don’t know if it’s as funny in comic form as it is in my head, but I can clearly hear Fujio’s ‘ IIIIII’M on the list!” proclamation. I wish this were an animated series!
So I saw Gravity in the prerequisite IMAX 3D, and it was pretty swanky stuff, I gotta admit! Let me throw in a *SPOILER WARNING* right here because I want to share my thoughts on it. Visually, this movie was very cool. I loved watching all the space debris collision scenes and I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the entire time. But I do admit, I’m just a big fan of character banter, and Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are only together for the first one third of the movie, and then Clooney is GONE (as in a ‘sorry, I’m gonna go die over here now’ sort of way). It’s all a one character show after that, with any dialog being Bullock speaking out loud to herselfl. Then there’s this great scene where Clooney magically reappears and starts cracking jokes and it totally got me for a second. I was like “Wow, they’re writing this movie like I would write this movie! Totally implausible, but incredibly fun!”, and then we quickly find out it was a hallucination and Clooney’s character isn’t really there. But for the briefest instant, the movie was on my radar for being the best darn thing since sliced Wonderbread.
Is anyone else with me on this one? If Colonel Kowalski had actually popped back up in his totally cartoonish fashion and he and Ms. Bullock had made it back to earth together, bantering all the way, would it have totally made this movie for you? Not to say I thought the movie needed some sort of storybook happy ending where the two leads couple up through adversity, I realize my version would’ve resulted in some pretty harsh judgement from the critics for being ‘too Hollywood’ , or ‘breaking the suspension of disbelief’. But, I am a sucker for silly characters and happy endings.Published on by Alex Kolesar