Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro is a huge fan of Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming sci-fi flick Gravity.
The acclaimed drama stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts attempting to find their way back to Earth after getting trapped in outer space. The film reportedly received quite a few positive reviews after it screened at the Venice Film Festival.
One of the people currently singing the flick’s praises is Guillermo del Toro. According to the gifted filmmaker, Gravity is nothing short of “mind-boggling.”
“I think it is one of the most beautifully designed, elegant, powerful, sci-fi movies. It has certainly taken what he created in ‘Children of Men’ and pushed it even more,” he recently explained during a conversation with The Wrap.
“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,” the filmmaker recently told Variety.
The Titanic director 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.”
Gravity currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent. Out of the 19 reviews posted to the website, not a single one is considered bad. It will be interesting to see if anyone has anything negative to say about the acclaimed drama when it hits theaters next month.
Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, arrives in cinemas across the US on October 4.
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