I know a lot of people who are absolutely terrified by locations like the deep sea or outer space. And yeah, I guess I can see why it would be scary – the unknown is almost always scary – but on my personal list of things to be frightened of, those places rank pretty low (due to zero probability of me actually ever being in those places.)
Watching films like Gravity will be the closest I’m getting to going into space, as well as the closest I’m getting to understanding why people are so terrified of it. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón of Children of Men fame, Gravity is about two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who find themselves stranded in space after an accident detaches them from their shuttle and cuts off their link to Earth.
The movie trailer had already been released a few months ago, but more teaser clips have been trickling out recently. The clips highlight the isolation and panic of the untethered astronauts quite well, and I found myself pretty unnerved by how tiny the two of them seemed compared to the vast darkness of space around them.
I’m not entirely sure how this is going to work as a full-fledged movie (the concept and general tone of the clips seem more fitting for a short film so far), but the clips are interesting enough to pique my interest.
Watch the trailer and clips for yourself below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Gravity Clip – “Detatched”
Gravity Clip – “Drifting”
Gravity Clip – “I’ve Got You”
Gravity is due out in theaters on October 4, 2013.