James Cameron: Gravity is 'best space film' ever

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2013
James Cameron

James Cameron

James Cameron has bestowed incredible praise on Alfonso Cuaron's new space movie 'Gravity', calling it the "best space film" ever made

James Cameron thinks 'Gravity' is the "best space film" ever made.

The Oscar-winning 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' director has bestowed high praise on Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking new movie starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, which recently held its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

He told 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."

The filmmaker - who holds the distinction for directing the two highest grossing movies of all time - was particularly impressed by Oscar winner Bullock's performance as Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer who goes on a space mission with astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney), but finds herself drifting aimlessly through space when their shuttle crashes.

Cameron said: "What is interesting is the human dimension ... Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.

"I think it's really important for people in Hollywood to understand what was accomplished here."

'Gravity' has won early praise from critics ahead of its US release in October and UK release in November.

Following its world premiere, it was recently announced the film will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival next month.


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
  • UK release: 8 November 2013

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.


1. Anderson Ogundipe7 Feb 2014, 9:18am Report

Gravity truely one of the best science fictions, ever since aliens ....can't wait to watch it.......

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