Originally Posted by deepred
I saw this last night. I thought the movie was beautiful visually, especially the opening scene that you have pictured. You really feel like you are out there floating in outer space. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you on the heavy-handedness that creeps into it. I found some of it way too schmaltzy and it didn't have the finesse emotionally that the visuals had. I wish Naomi Watts or Marion Cotillard would have got Bullock's role as apparently they both were considered as they may have made the lines not feel so clunky. I would also have preferred Robert Downey Jr to George Clooney but I guess he had scheduling conflicts and had to drop out.
I am no fan of Bullock but I dunno if I would blame it on her, the written dialogue near the end just wasnt that great