Here’s the first trailer for “Gravity,” the highly-anticipated Alfonso Cuaron movie about two astronauts (played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) trapped floating in space after their space station is damaged. It’s really just about two people isolated in the middle of nowhere and what happens, only the middle of nowhere is the unending abyss of space, which is a horrifying concept if you stop to think about it. The trailer masterfully sells that idea, while giving us just enough of the plot and the mood without telling us too much about how the story progresses.
Cuaron’s last movie, “Children of Men,” came out in 2006. It was very good, as Cuaron’s movies tend to be very good, and it featured several prolonged sequences without any cuts. These scenes are technical nightmares to stage and shoot but are phenomenal to watch, and Cuaron is reportedly planning on similar scenes for this film. I mention all this to say that it’s been far, far too long since a new Cuaron movie landed. “Gravity” arrives in October.