I don’t go to the cinema very often. I just don’t find the time to do it… with 2 children, it’s not that simple, but I really wanted to see Gravity because I knew this film would be special. And I must say, it’s special, it’s probably the most impressive movie I’ve seen in years, and one of the best use of Visual Effects ever.
I really enjoyed Children of men, Double Negative worked on this one, and I loved how Cuaron used VFX for both impressive shots, and completely invisible ones. In Gravity, he pushed this Art even further, where no one ever been before him. And I’m pretty sure we’ll have to wait for years before someone else make another movie with such a good understanding of what VFX can do.
Most of the time, when you see a movie, you’re impressed by the amount of VFX shots and the complexity of them. When I say “complexity” I mean “how could they even render it ?” because it involved hell of a lot of polys, reflections and technical challenges everywhere. In a Transformers, it’s about destroying a full CG city, in the Hobbit, it’s about impressive camera moves in very busy environments.