James Cameron: ‘Gravity’ Is The ‘Best Space Film Ever Done’

James Cameron currently believes that director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is the best motion picture about outer space ever conceived by mankind.

The upcoming thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney received rave reviews after it screened out of competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Critics were deeply impressed with the performances as well as the cinematography.

Since he knows a thing or two about the world of science fiction, James Cameron recently took a moment to sing the film’s praises. The Titanic director shared his thoughts about Gravity during a conversation with the folks at Variety.

“I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time,” he gushed.

Cameron continued, “I read the script, and I thought it was tremendously challenging to shoot with a high degree of veracity to get the real look of zero gravity. I’m sure Alfonso had a real uphill battle with the studio, with everyone involved, to get it the way it needed to look. But he knew in his mind how it needed to look, and he went after it.”

Warner Bros. certainly seems happy with the end result. Marketing chief Sue Kroll explained that the studio is hoping audiences will feel as though they’re actually in outer space when they watch Gravity in theaters. Kroll thinks the endeavor will have broad appeal.

“‘Gravity’ is a unique movie that’s very visceral. As a viewer, you’re put right in the middle of the experience. I get a bit of a stomach ache from watching it,” she recently explained.

Don’t take James Cameron’s word on the matter. Be sure to catch director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity when it sets a course for theaters on October 4.

[Image via Warner Bros. Pictures]