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.


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

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

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

  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.

  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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