web
counter

serial podcast / the walking dead / snl / mindhole blowers / netflix / celebrity facts / marvel


George Clooney and Sandra Bullock's Gravity Trailer is F#@$#%% TERRIFYING

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 10, 2013 | Comments ()


Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 8.22.19 PM.png

It went through a lot of casting changes (that at one point included Robert Downey, Jr. and Angelina Jolie), but Alfonso Cuarón's first movie since Children of Men, Gravity finally landed on George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, and based on the first trailer for it, I get the feeling that it wouldn't have mattered who is in it because SPACE. LOST. FLOATING. TERRIFYING. JESUS CHRIST. WHY AM I PISSING MY PANTS? I AM A GROWN MAN.

I don't want to watch this. I don't want to watch this. I don't want to watch this. I CAN'T WAIT to watch this.



Nick Offerman Reads Tweets from Young Female Celebrities: Puppy Cuddles Edition | Eloquent Eloquence: TL:DR Edition


Are you following Pajiba on Facebook or Twitter? Every time you do, Bill Murray crashes a wedding.


Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Jim Slemaker

    Ever since seeing A LITTLE PRINCESS with my 4 yr old daughter, Cuaron has been a favorite of mine. Not sure about this one, though. Space-suit movies are always slightly cheesy. There's just no way to get around that oversized helmet and the surrounding blackness that just screams 'actors on wires". The crash scene looks awesome, however. If I go , I go big...IMAX 3D, baby.

  • lowercase_ryan

    is 2d even an option for this movie?? I mean seriously, go IMAX 3D or don't bother.

  • Ummm. Once they are just floating along out in space, wont this be the most boring movie ever? Even if it was an hour and a half of "trying to grab something" I'm pretty sure it will lose some of its edge. It would feel like a documentary dedicated to the golf ball hit off the moon.

  • Boothy K

    See; "Open Water" for answer to first question.

  • At least that was based on a true story. Based on feedback here, I am going to produce my own movie called "lost in a field". It will be a story of survival as two people wander the vast openness of a terrifying grassy field for 2 hours trying to find their way back to civilization. They will face perils such as allergies, wind and dandelions. I bet I can get it funded on Kickstarter.

  • simplysarah

    That's what I was thinking. Yes, those 2 minutes we see seem terrifying and intense but what about the rest of the movie? The trailer did not get me as hyped up as it apparently did with most everyone else.

  • I know. Everyone is commenting as if they had just witnessed the greatest moments seen on film. There seems to be nothing else about this movie. I don't need aliens and spaceships to enjoy a space flick, but I think I'd like to see something else going on here.

  • Fredo

    "See it in 3D" and piss your trousers!!

    Can't wait!

  • $27019454

    After reading the comments here, I 'm not even gonna watch the trailer. Because I'm sane and happy juuuuust the way I am. Arguably.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I've read a LOT of science fiction in my life and the "trapped in space with a rapidly dwindling oxygen supply and little hope of rescue" is one of my least favorite tropes. I'll probably watch this once it hits streaming, but I'll have bad dreams afterwards.

  • I don't know, this trailer didn't give me half the heebie jeebies that watching the demon possessed girl cut her tongue by licking the knife in the 'Evil Dead' trailer did.

  • Bodhi

    :Shudder: I can't watch that shit at ALL. The trailer makes me want to sleep with the lights on

  • The actual movie was like the trailer on bloody, entrail festooned steroids, so it's probably a good thing you didn't see it or you might have never slept again.

  • Zirza

    Aw. I have been waiting for this movie for about ninety years now and when it finally comes out it has Sandra Bullock in it?

    Still, will check it out. If it's one tenth as good as Children of Men it's worth it.

  • Ben

    Nope.... just... nope.

  • ,

    Holy shit.

    And in 3D? I might have to lay out for that.

  • I remember once reading a Magic Schoolbus book where the kids go to space. It was all fun and science until the book very darkly pointed out that if you get abandoned in space, no one will ever find you and you'll never see your family again. I didn't sleep the night I read it. This seems like that for grown ups and I don't think I'll sleep the night I see it.

  • Tinkerville

    "You'll die millions of miles from home and no one will hear you scream."
    "Car-los!"
    Cue credits.

  • Jezzer

    The Dark Side of Frizzle.

  • BlackRabbit

    Call Chris Nolan!
    Also, re: this movie and space travel in general? NOOOO THANK YOU.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    It will be okay - Keanu will pull up alongside in another space shuttle.

  • Texas

    When the trailer started I had flash backs to the IMAX movies about space & places I saw at the Air and Space Museum. The rest of the trailer felt like I was watching an IMAX movie go to hell.

  • PDamian

    NO. Just ... no. I don't care if Bullock and Clooney AND Cuaron win all the Oscars and the SAGs and the Golden Globes and the People's Choices, and all the critics piss themselves trying to come up with new superlatives, and all the Pajibans and everyone I know say it's the best film ever filmed and the best cinema ever cinema'ed and the best movie ever moved, ... NO. No floating away in space like an agoraphobic's worst nightmare, all by yourself in immensity and eternity. No fucking way. No.

  • That's funny, because to me, a spacesuit is a claustrophobic's worst nightmare. Screwed either way.

  • Bea Pants

    Well, "being buried alive," you have finally been dethroned as my number one phobia. I want my mommy.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Obviously you're not claustrophobic. I'll take the vastness of space any day.

  • Bea Pants

    I am fairly claustrophobic. But the idea of floating out of control until I freeze or run out of air makes my whole body clench in terror.

  • toblerone

    Buried alive is worse. At least this way you get the fantastic view!

  • pajiba

    My thoughts exactly.

  • annie

    This reminds me of when I was in the second grade and obsessed with space and knew enough (and was neurotic enough) to know that SPACE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU.

  • fartygirl

    yep. that was horrible. my stomach jumped into my heart and my heart into my lungs.

  • Can't wait.

  • jthomas666

    I've never hyperventilated watching a trailer before...

  • the_wakeful

    This looks amazing, but I'm slightly concerned about the orbital mechanics involved. Why does the station appear to fall towards the earth after the explosion, as if it disconnected from a tether? Shit don't work like that, yo. Hopefully they'll explain it away with something like the explosion was at the exact right angle to push the station out of orbit.

  • googergieger

    Wow Bullock doesn't sound like she is afraid for her life when she's screaming and struggling and such. It doesn't even have the required level of intensity you'd have when you were forcing yourself to take a dump after being constipated for ten days.

  • Cazadora

    I actually like that she didn't sound like a damsel in distress. After all she's a trained astronaut. If you listen to actual recordings of astronauts in the space program, they are pretty matter of fact even as they are dealing with problems. Not that I'm defending her acting ability or anything...it's possible this might be a good role because of her limited range.

  • googergieger

    Na, she was clearly trying to sound panicked, and it sounded like when Jerry Seinfeld would try to act angry or something on Seinfeld. Comedic high pitch and all that. If she was calm and cool, sure, logical enough I guess. But that trailer acting/voice over work was just awful. Even when she gets bumped and is supposed to be in pain or something, it sounds like she stubbed her toe and it bothered her somewhat.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Gravity = Hollywood's greatest fear.

  • I thought discerning customers were its greatest fear, and gravity one specific driver of one manifestation of that fear. #houseofpedantry

  • L.O.V.E.

    I think Hollywood stopped being concerned about a discerning audience some time ago. You cant fool gravity with Tyler Perry or Adam Sandler in drag.

  • idiosynchronic

    **pumps breathspray**

    Fuck yeah.

  • clancys_daddy

    Don't think you're going to see a happy ending.

  • Bam Bunting

    Besides my general feeling of meehhhhh towards Sandra Bullocks entire existence I am butt clenchingly excited and anticipated for this since I heard about it a year or two ago.

  • Bewegung

    ...and even if your astronaut buddy comes to rescue you (likely without a space helmet), the damn computer running the system will rationalize not letting you back in.

  • Stop giving away my plans, Dave. Why are you doing that, Dave?

  • That last shot. My eyes are welling up and there's a sinking feeling in my soul. I wish my favorite ex-boyfriend weren't in Morocco - I need to be held.

  • This has been near the top my annual "Most Anticipated" list for two years now. It's not going anywhere but up. Jesus.

  • Ted Zancha

    That is my nightmare....

  • sean

    Fucking hell that was great. I can't wait for this

  • This reminds me of the Ray Bradbury story, "Kaleidoscope." It's about an explosion that sends a few different astronauts off in all different directions. They stay in radio contact as they drift off towards their respective dooms.

    If this is anything like that, I'm in.

  • stardust

    YES. I found an audio of that story somewhere and it was horrifying. I nearly peed my pants watching this trailer. So, I'll obviously need to see this in 3D...with a purse-sized box of wine to keep me from freaking right the hell out.

  • if anyone's interested...

    http://www.scaryforkids.com/ka...

  • Brent Reichenberger

    HOLY. SHIT.

  • toblerone

    Whoa now, it's still Bullock and Clooney.

blog comments powered by Disqus