Sunday, October 6, 2013

I Accidentally Wrote a Review of Gravity

I went to see Gravity yesterday with my best friend. This isn't really gonna be a review of the movie, and I'm not gonna post any spoilers, so you don't have to worry about that. I've just been really excited to see it ever since I saw the first trailer, despite not being a huge fan of either Sandra Bullock or George Clooney. The whole concept of just floating off on your own in space seems both terrifying and peaceful--kinda like how I feel when I'm away from my phone or the Internet for too long--and the trailer left me desperate to see more of the visual effects.

Well, I wasn't disappointed. I see a lot of movies, but I don't really remember a lot of them. With Gravity, though, I went home thinking about it. I fell asleep thinking about it. I dreamed about it. I woke up with it still on my mind. It's one of those movies that makes you feel determined and invincible, yet somehow simultaneously makes you feel prepared for death. I say "one of those movies" as though I've seen another that's ever given me this same feeling. I haven't. Perhaps there have been a few other films that have gotten close, but it's never been quite this mix. It's amazing.

The movie also made me a Sandra fan, although I still can't say the same for George--but that's not because of his acting. He was great on screen. Just something about him rubs me the wrong way, and that may just be because I don't know much about him. Oh, god, and the special effects. Even if the story had been shit--which it definitely wasn't--I would've been thoroughly entertained just sitting and wondering, How the fuck did they do that? Damn, this did sort of turn into a movie review after all. My bad. I'm just glad I got to see it pretty early so now when people ask me what I thought I can tell them it was "out of this world" and then do a smug little face, like this: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), while they groan.

On another note, I recently got to do a video interview with my friend, Katherine, over at The Daily Quirk, and it went up a few days ago. We chatted about ads on videos, jobs, and a few other things. Here's a link.

I'm always a little terrified when things like this go up--partly because I tend to put my foot in my mouth a lot, partly because I have an awful memory and can never recall whether or not I actually did put my put in my mouth, and then partly because I don't really like watching myself (which is something you'd think I'd be over by now after nearly seven years). I must say, though, I think this one went well (which probably has more to do with Katherine being a great interviewer and less to do with me not being a wreck). I was even able to peel my hands away from my face and watch the video like a normal person instead of nervously peering at my screen through parted fingers. Progress~