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Watch: First Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Gravity’ Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

Watch: First Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Gravity' Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

Perhaps a recap of the journey we’ve been on with “Gravity” is in order. Hell, just getting a cast in order is a story itself with Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie attached at various points, and after the latter left, a frantic search geared up to find a replacement for take the lead with Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively all being rumored/considered/wishlisted before Sandra Bullock signed on, followed shortly by George Clooney.

And then there’s been the hype: chatter about an apparently heavily CGI, 20-minute opening sequence; Guillermo Del Toro calling it 5-years ahead of its time; a 3D shoot that left Clooney hoping he’d never bother with the format again; a product that Bullock said will be “profoundly silent and big and loud and I don’t know how to explain because I have never seen anything like it” and finally, noise from a test screening last year that made certain folks freak out in anticipation.

And so, the full trailer is here to blow your minds …or not. Thoughts? To recap, the movie is a race-against-time thriller centered on two astronauts fighting to survive on a remote space station after satellite debris wipes out the rest of the crew and their ship, leading to frantic attempt to reach Earth. So, does thriller stoke your fires further or did you think it might be something different entirely?

“Gravity” lands on October 4th. The opening piece of music is an Arvo Pärt composition, btw. Oh and lastly. Yes, it’s mostly a two-hander between Bullock and Clooney, but Ed Harris has a small voice part in the film.

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tyrannosaurus max

Not supposed to be any sound in space right…? I'm not a fan of all the explosions so far…


ONLY hitfix is reporting Ed Harris is in the movie. Not one other person who's seen recent screenings and mentioned it or any official cast list has Ed Harris listed as hitfix claims. No other film site is reporting it, only relinking to this dubious report.
While it would be fun and interesting, perhaps, but I'd take this report with a grain of salt.
It's either an awesome scoop, or an unsupported claim of the kind that site is is known for…


Ah, I love Arvo Pärt…


Seeing Clooney floating around in a space suit just takes me out of it entirely (and no, I didn't see Solaris with him). But I'm sure the only way they could get financing for it was to have someone as big as him in the film.


Gave me chills. I agree with Freddie — the concept freaks me out and gives me a terrible sense of vertigo. Really looking forward to this. Bullock is a far better actress than a lot of people give her credit for and Cuaron's skill as a filmmaker is undeniable.


Looks brilliant. Concept is terrifying. Looks to be one of the best thrillers in a while.


Look for Lubezki's first Oscar on this come next year. Like Avatar, Inception, Hugo, and Life of Pi before it, Gravity looks like it'll easily fit into the category of the visually sumptuous fare that garnered cinematography Oscars for the other four films.

Get a grip

Every single comment below is way off base. This film is amazing. Yes, it is a thriller, but more than that, as well.


Looks awesome. No idea why people are criticizing Bullock already.


didn't realize this movie was a "thriller." everyone see that movie cast away with tom hanks that was a sick thriller too.


I initially wasn't sold on the idea of Bullock, but she has an everywoman quality that could work well. Angelina Jolie is too sexy and too action-y to be taken seriously as an astronaut in a film like this.


I like Cuaron a lot in general but one thing is clearly wrong here; Sandra Bullock. The way she scream is very very weird considering she's about to get freaking lost in space! She is incredibly miscast, what a shame when you see the level of talent interested/attached/wishlisted.
The visual is good too but far far from "an outstanding" cinematography.

Michael M.

Looks thrilling! my anticipation has hit the roof. The visual effects and cinematography look spectacular! certainly reminiscent of Space Odyssey. With speculation aside now, Gravity is easily this year's "Life Of Pi" or "Avatar".


According to this trailer, Sandra Bullock spends the whole movie yelling 'AHHH' and panicking. Effects looks great, though


I'm getting a sense this is all from one or two sequences from the film. From the first third, probably.


Didn't blow me away. Not sure I see the fuss.

I remember my name

So…Space Oddity anyone?


It got me. I'm on board !!!!


I'm slightly disappointed. I have high hopes and I'm sure this will be great. But for a trailer, it feels sort of like a Transformers trailer.


Cauron is so overrated. He falls into Del Toro territory for me, all praise with only one great film to show for it (Y Tu Mamá También and Pan's Labyrinth respectively).




wow. impressed me.


Whoa, effective trailer. I'm interested.


I was cracking up with that last shot in the trailer. It was unintentionally funny. Rookie mistake. Effects look great. Don't see why everyones been hyping this up so much though…. Hm…..

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