The plot of this movie is actually pretty simple. As simple the movie title. It about gravity, but instead of on Earth, the story take places in the orbit of Earth. The movie is starred by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Yup, only the two of them. There are other actors as well, but they only do the voice acting. Like the mission control voice, and that goofing around dude that will lose his face right at the start of the movie. The movie is quite simplistic, but still thrilling. Why? I'll tell you why.
|Just doing our job here. Nothing suspicious.|
|"Thank you.. Captain.. Obvious.. bzzt bzzzt.."|
|I hate to break it to you.. but, this is the end of the road.|
|Poor, poor Shariff...|
|Seriously? Kowalski just died.|
And you decided to show some skin?
|Oh, this so not happening right now..|
To make thing worse, which in space, in can get very worse indeed, a blazing firestorm broke out. Dr Ryan managed to get into the Soyuz pod before she got cut off by the fire. She locked the door, but the sound of fire and explosion on the other side of the air-tight door was really scary. Well, for me at least. So Dr Ryan quickly work up on the Soyuz pod- wait did I mentioned that the debris that have been making their life a living hell was actually orbiting planet Earth? In other word, its moving around, as in it will hit back whatever that is in its path before. So yes, she need to detached the pod ASAP even if the ISS is not on fire.
|Time to get the hell outta here!|
|Seriously, can this ever get even worse?|
|Is it just me, or that station is going to crash?|
Really, thats the end of it? Of course not, you silly. Didn't you ask whether the situation can get even worse than what just happened? Well, turns out it can. The space station Tiangong also received some damage from the same scattering debris that hits the Explorer and ISS. Is it just me, or the Russian didn't just launch a missile strike to take down its own defunct satellite. Because that one missile strike literally took out a whole bunch of satellites, 2 space stations and a spacecraft. That is weird.
By the way, Tiangong orbit is decaying fast and its descending toward Earth. Soyuz is badly damaged, and and Tiangong is on the move toward crashing on Earth, so docking is out of question. Dr Ryan uses something called a decompression explosion, to propel herself from Soyuz toward the moving Tiangong. Once she got on board, she quickly get to Shenzhou pod, Chinese version of Soyuz pod. With that, she deployed the pod without as much as setting her destination because, fuck it, as long as it headed toward Earth and can land safely.
|Sweet sweet, Mother Earth. And gravity..|
One of the best science-fiction thriller movie out there. Definitely going to be in my movie marathon.