When James Cameron says something, it basically becomes law, right? Like that whole 3D becoming the future of all entertainment thing he said a few weeks ago—I don’t know about you, but I see nothing but good things for the future of the 3D medium! So when he comes out of his little submarine he lives in a thousand leagues under the sea to talk about the works of plebeian directors who don’t spend their free time burning Titanic money, you know he’s impressed. And considering the film in question is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see Cameron praise the film so heavily.
It’s pretty much the rage now, really. Following a fantastic showing at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, it seems buzz for this film is neigh unstoppable at this point. And now Jimmy Cameron (which he personally told me to call him, by the way) is here to share his very glowing view of the film. According to Variety, Cameron had the following accolades to heap on this film:
“I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time…What is interesting is the human dimension. Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.”
To be fair, Cameron isn’t the most unbiased of sources when it comes to Gravity—he helped Cuaron with the more complicated filmmaking involved with the film and, though he isn’t a co-director or anything like that, did lend various advice to the director. That said, Cameron’s words do get me excited, not because he’s the voice of all truth when it comes to great films or anything, but just because it further points to the insane amount of pre-release buzz this film has received. My body is ready, and I’m absolutely elated to see what Cuaron has in store for me come next month. It should be quite the thrill ride indeed.
Gravity hits theaters on October 4.