Love must be in the air, what with At Middleton first and then this, an unexpected romance from the pen of Joss Whedon. Yes, unlikely as it may seem, it is indeed the same Joss Whedon responsible (writing and production) for this rather unusual tale of two people, polar opposites it would seem, that are somehow telepathically connected from a very early age, who find each other, by literal accident, twenty years later. It has been called a metaphysical love story and to be fair, the focus is on the romance rather than the supernatural, so know this before you part with your hard-earned folding paper.
In a year that will be remembered for being one of less renown with regard to science-fiction, along comes something as close to science-fact as you’re likely to get for some time. Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ appeared on the scene like a godsend. At least, that is, if you’re a space geek or studio executive. Those of us in the middle were well served too, with not only sumptuous visuals, but a mighty dollop of genuine acting chops. The story, albeit sometimes sickly sweet and emotionally corrosive, will have touched many and empowered at least fifty percent of the planet that Bullock and Clooney were often witnessed floating helplessly above.