Critically Sane writes: “In space no one can hear you scream,” was the marketing slogan for Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic sci-fi film Alien. While Alien was a fictional representation of a futuristic encounter with a violent extraterrestrial, the slogan is still 100% grounded in reality. No matter how one looks at it, space is a scary and dangerous place, a lonesome expanse of nothingness, a place where no one can hear you scream.
Director Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film, Gravity, deals with the realities of surviving in space. And much like space itself, it is a scary and lonesome experience. But within that terror is something beautiful and special.