With its adult-heavy content Gravity is likely not a movie young girls are going to see in significant numbers, but the fact that it features a female astronaut in the lead role is a step towards Hollywood helping reshape society's image of a scientist.
There's a heated debate going on right now among cinéastes about the proper way to see Gravity. Some say that the very best way to experience Alfonso Cuarón's incredibly intense space epic is by catching the 3D version.
Based on the title character's book recalling the 2009 incident -- in which an American cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean was captured by four Somali pirates -- Captain Phillips puts you right in the middle of the action and never lets you go.
Can we maybe call the year right now? Because unless Orson Scott Card appears before the preview audience of Ender's Game to introduce everyone to his husband, there's probably not going to be a better science fiction filmgoing experience than Gravity.
"The thing is you are prepared to do your job, but you are not prepared for the view around you. You know, what you see around you is just so magnificent it just kind of blows your mind, and the view of the earth is just incredible."
It's been almost four weeks since I first saw Alfonso Cuarón's quite brilliant, "I'm stuck in space and I'd like to go back to Earth now," movie, Gravity. I only point this out because that means I've had an inordinate amount of time to think about Gravity.