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February 28, 2014 6:27 pm
Those who encounter Cuarón’s space spectacle on the 2D small screen might wonder what all the fuss is about – especially if it scores big at the Oscars.
That is not to deny the film’s merits: Sandra Bullock emotes impressively as a novice astronaut left adrift in oblivion after a disastrous space walk and the film is by turns exhilarating and dreamily lethargic.
But so much is lost: swirling space debris in the foreground, Mother Earth’s constant benevolent glow on the achingly distant horizon.
In 3D the film soars, in 2D it’s just a bit, well, flat. Make for a multiplex while it’s still showing.
|Director: Alfonso Cuarón, 2013|
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