Monday, November 18, 2013
GRAVITY certainly does deserve some technical awards, but the buck stops there. While Bullock and Clooney are fine (when are they not?), the screenwriting from Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón (with a little help, it is said, from Mr. Clooney) is second-rate, if that. Characterization is clichéd (the Bullock character's back story is thuddingly awful!). Surely, between these three smart filmmakers, they could have come up with something better than dead-child sentimentality, complete with uber-grief to garner this character some empathy.