A week ago today I posted a little blurb from my hot, powerless, dark, airless living room (from my phone) mentioning how much I loved this movie and calling it maybe one of the best movies I have ever seen. Over the last week I’ve kept watching trailers and clips from it and loving every second of them and I think I like it now even more than I did last Friday which doesn’t seem possible since I LOVED IT. Maybe absence is making the heart grow fonder or something, but I have kind of kept in touch and all I can think about is how much I fucking loved this. The music, the imagery, the action, the isolation, the fear, the beauty, the optimism in the face of death by Clooney – I mean, you guys and gals know what I look at out over here, you know my tastes, you know that I like things to be fun and you know that I’m not a guy who gets on bandwagons. The more popular something is the more likely it is that I’ll fucking HATE IT or never see it until ten years after it came out and love it (like THE GREEN MILE)… I still stand by: “this is one of the best movies I have ever seen”.
(I think), this thing that we do out here, whether you believe in me or trust me or don’t give a fuck or whatever, this movie blew my mind. You can look at this from the unbelievably amazing technical aspects, the use of music, the use of zero-gravity and dis-use of traditional horizontal structure, the extensively long and BEAUTIFUL shots, the use of the Earth, the acting or whatever, but this movie is AMAZING – yes, I am going to use the word(s) breath-taking because some of these scenes are so tense you might just find yourself OUT OF BREATH – and then – and then – maybe it’s just me who grew up alone and doesn’t want to go back to that shit – you might find yourself with a tear in your eye thinking of Bullock out there floating and spinning all alone in space, drifting (and turning with no way to stop) with NO ONE. No copy, no response. “Someone please copy,” she pleads to no one. But I didn’t get teary!! NOPE!! NO WAY!!!! NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! NOPE!! UH UH!! NOPE. SOLID AS A ROCK. NOPE. NO. NO. NOPE.
I remember when someone posted the first trailer for this and I thought it looked AMAZING with the big destruction of the telescope and then Bullock spinning off into space pleading for a copy and then this got a zillion good marks from everyone which usually puts me out on things. And then, the day I took off to see it, I had to go see it in 3D (which
older longer hanger arounder readers will know I detest) so I actually pulled the plug on going to the theater for it. But then the wife came home for lunch and we were sitting around minding our own businesses and then the fucking power went out so I wasn’t going to sit in a hot, dark house all day doing NOTHING so I went ahead and headed out and it was the right decision, I promise you that. I love this movie and I am going to watch it all the time when I can own it.