Yesterday, Tony and I went to see "Gravity " starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Part of the attraction was the fact that it was in 3D
so we collected our glasses and settled into the movie theatre.
There were only two other people in the theatre which was probably not surprising for a 2:30 pm week day session.
We put on our glasses and fell about laughing !
They were really dorky so of course we had to take a selfie which meant that Tony had to figure out how to make his phone camera take a photo with flash in the pitch black of the theatre.
Note to self: Hold the camera up when you are taking selfy if you don't want to look like you are asleep !
Lucky the movie had not started, and there was no-one around to bother with the light .
It is amazing how liberating being almost alone in a cinema is.
We were right up the back and the other couple were right up the front.
Now on to the movie:
It begins with three astronauts deep in space 350 miles above Earth repairing the Hubble Telescope when disaster strikes.
The rest of the movie sees Bullock and Clooney struggle to survive as their space shuttle is destroyed by space debris.
Tethered only to eachother, they must use all their wits to survive and of course their oxygen supply is running out fast.
Although I'm a fan of George Clooney's looks, I was looking forward to seeing some acting to match but in reality his part was quite small and Bullock 's hyperventilating and gasping for oxygen as she tries to figure out a way to survive makes for most of the action.
In fact there are times when you realise you are holding your breath in sympathy.
It is all visually stunning in 3D, set in almost entirely computer-generated outer space and is a little reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
An interesting movie.
For me, not Oscar material but great 3D effects.