Monday, October 21, 2013

Space is scary


The movie Gravity is vast, beautifully made and ingeniously plotted. And I hated it.

I don't like space. I don't like infinity. I don't like silence and extreme temperatures and airlessness. I don't like the idea of hurtling weightlessly and uncontrollably.

It's as though director Alfonso Cuaron crawled inside my head, found all the things I find completely unacceptable and put them on screen.

I suppose all the things I hate about space are also true of the sea. But I do not fear water. I did nearly drown once but didn't realize it until afterward because the undertow that had completely taken control of me felt so confident and trustworthy. I understand intellectually that it might have taken me way, way out to sea and not returned me to shore (which it did with a painful thud) for days, but I just somehow knew when it was happening that the sea wouldn't do that to me and I'd be fine.

I don't like space. Space is bad. 90 minutes of Gravity scared me the way the shower scene scared audiences in Psycho.





5 comments:

  1. scary to think you just drift around in space...yikes!!!

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  2. I got no problem with any of those things, but gripped my theater seat the whole time. I mean white-knuckles.

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  3. I wanted to see this until my niece spoiled George Clooney for me. :-(

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  4. Just dropping by and read your review. I appreciate your honesty regarding your fears, because that is how I am feeling about seeing this movie. I really think I would be scared.
    I am going to wait the year for it to come to cable.

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  5. Just dropping by and read your review. Thank you for your honesty in your fears. I think I will wait for this one to come to cable.

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