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Sandra Bullock: 'Gravity' Expected to Break October Records

Sandra Bullock: 'Gravity' Expected to Break October Records

Sandra Bullock carries her adorable son Louis, 3, as they make their way through the JFK Airport for a flight out of town on Friday (October 4) in New York City.

According to Deadline, the 49-year-old actress’ new film Gravity is expected to gross nearly $50 million, making it the largest October non-sequel opening weekend of all time.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sandra Bullock

The day before, Sandra and her co-star George Clooney stepped out for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s 2013 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala at the American Museum of Natural History.

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# 1

I just saw Gravity with high expectations. The film started out like Mission to Mars and ended up like Spaceballs.

I love George Clooney but basically just tolerate Sandra Bullock – i’m not crazy about her, but i do respect her acting ability and widespread appeal. I loved Clooney in Solaris, and Bullock has done some decent non-comedic work with ‘the Lake House’ and ‘the Blind Side’. Now, over the past few weeks, the professional film review machine was fully cranked and bloviating over this film, with one reviewer even comparing it to Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey. As such, I felt we were all set for a major movie magic due to the great cast, gripping plot and millions spent on ”groundbreaking’ special effects. That said, gravity has to be one of the biggest cinematic letdowns Ive experienced in recent memory.

(**moderate spoilers ahead**)

The film starts out interestingly enough with the crew in space going about their business. The compulsory witty dialogue out of Clooney is free flowing, and Bullock is being her usual affable self. Then the crisis hits, which was scripted and portrayed satisfactorily, but to my dismay, there was no amazing departure from scenes in films like 2001 a Space Odyssey or Mission To Mars; in fact, there were borrowed elements from both. Bullock?s character seems professional and capable enough at whatever task she was performing, but quickly constricts into a hyperventilating amateur with a nervous hick accent. The sense of crisis becomes notably less palpable and less believable as the film trudges along.

If an entire hour of Bullock performing solo under those circumstances isn’t irritating enough for you, pay attention to the sheer amount of blunders she pulls off – one after the other. It literally got to the point where i was comically trying to predict her next screw-up, and how she would handle the ensuing crisis without having some rudimentary astronaut skills, because that?s what it felt like. If you can picture, say Sarah Palin or some lucky soccer mom hitching a ride into space with the shuttle crew who suddenly find themselves thrown into utter chaos, well.. you get the picture. There is a short scene where Clooney re-enters the film, and I felt a jolt of excitement. I thought he had returned to save Bullock (in more ways than one), but alas, she was merely succumbing to the effects of low oxygen.

The movie started out intriguing enough but quickly degenerated into a predictable, boring, corny and I?m sorry to say – comical film. The few gratuitous butt shots provided by the milfy Bullock were hardly redeeming, and the few iconic shots attemped by Cuaron (like Bullock floating in a fetal position after entering the soyuz, or standing victoriously on land after nearly drowning via ocean landing because she didn’t have the presence of mind to remove her space suit before swimming out of the capsule) were just fail.

Gravity is not worth the money spent, especially considering the cost of gas to get to the theater, parking fees (if applicable), snacks, dinner afterwards, etc. If you have an expensive date lined up, skipping Gravity would be your first attempt at trimming down costs for the evening.

# 2

Alot of ppl saying gravity not good i’m very suprised and kinda sad! i guess i’ll skip it!

# 3

@NW: Oh please, shut up and let us enjoy the movie by ourselves.

# 4

I saw it and love it. If you expecting action packed then maybe this isnt for you but it beautifully made with some laughs and Sandra Bullock play great in it.

# 5

Louis is getting so big!

# 6
Huge success @ 10/05/2013 at 3:51 pm

Congratulations to Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and director Alfonso Cuaron on the amazing success of Gravity.

# 7

@lmao: Indeed. Ain’t it “fashionable” and trendy and super pc? Yeah, it’s stupid as all get out.

# 8

@Wrong: You’re braindead, obviously.

# 9

The movie may make a load of money, and get inflated reviews since the Hollywood lib darlings Clooney and Bullock are in it, but it still sucks badly. Very poor film.

Seriously Gravity was one of the best films I have seen all year! (And I go to the movies a lot). Sandra Bullock deserves best actress and it needs to at least be nominated for best picture AND director (both of which it would equally deserve). It was a brilliant movie. The visuals are astounding and it has you hooked from 5 minutes in until the very end. Astonishing.

@Jaeson: Total bs. It was mediocre — at best. And most people are going to be very disappointed after they see it, with all of these glowing claims and statements about it. Get honest.

Tawny Jones @ 10/05/2013 at 4:48 pm

Clooney & Bullock are tired, unattractive old plugs; and besides, Mark Kelly has given astronauts a bad name.

Haven’t seen it yet, but I know that neither Clooney nor bullock are any big deal, acting wise that is, so I doubt it’s all that great. The picture cracks me up though. Looks like hauling around her chimpanzee is getting real old for Bullock, even if it makes her stupid Hollywood friends swoon in ignorant pc heavenly bliss.

@Jaeson: Thanks for that, Jaeson. Assuming you aren’t a paid PR drip for the film (which you probably are), I can now say that no one need take you seriously on any film matters at all. It was not a good film.

Shame on those who referred to Louis as a “******” and an “ape”. He is a beautiful, adorable boy who will grow into an extremely handsome adult some day. I have known since she adopted him as an infant that he a black baby. Some of you don’t keep up!

That should be “he’s a black baby” not “he a black baby”

Suri the meal ticket @ 10/05/2013 at 5:16 pm

Louis is getting so handsome!

pfon71361 @ 10/05/2013 at 5:35 pm

Haven’t seen Gravity yet but I intend to. It received terrific reviews and the two starring actors have done interesting work in the past. On a more somber note, calling a young child hurtful and demeaning names seems to be more important to some here than providing personal insight into this just released film. To all those caring people who adopt more power to you.

@Bailey: Please don’t post with my name. That was not my post.

I always wonder why “the stars” carry their 3 year olds. Awfully big kid to be lugging around. How long are they considered babies?

@Suri the meal ticket: Uh, no. Please stop pretendin for some cheaper than cheap moral high. Louis is far from “handsome”

@Suzy: True enough. Why can’t this spoiled kid walk? It’s absurd to be carrying a kid that big around like that. But hey, Sandra doesn’t have much sense, quite obviously. That’s why she’s so well-liked in Hollywood.

Clooney and Bullock as astronauts. I’ll buy that. NOT.

@Bailey: Again, not my post. Don’t you have a brain to come up with your own username?

@NW: Stuff and nonsense. The admission price is worth EVERY PENNY.

Bullock- who I normally am not thrilled about- was magnificent. She brought tears to my eyes.

(Clooney, however, was meh.)

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