These two are the only characters in the whole movie and they aren't going to be interesting enough or connectable enough to do it.
How do you know how interesting the characters will be?
Because of the actors. George Clooney is a great actor, but he is such a blowhard douchebag, that there is no way I can overlook that and root for any character he plays. I can let some of Will Smith's stuff go because he isn't a blowhard liberal douchebag and actually made a name for himself before he got such a big ego, but George Clooney was born on home plate and thought he hit a grand slam.
I commend Sandra Bullock for challenging herself and trying to expand herself as an actress, but its not working for her. Play to your strengths sugartits.
As for the characters, they are cliches. Clooney is that weathered veteran on his last mission trying to just have a routine day (for astronaut standards) while helping out a noob. Sandra Bullock is that noob that is clearly out of her element trying to prove herself for whatever cliche forced reason.
You need to change that to "I know what I want and who I like"....you aren't speaking for me. You're simply letting your apparent hatred of Clooney and Bullock cloud your judgment and you're going into this movie expecting...frick that...WANTING to hate it. So you most likely will.
Not true. I posted in another thread about this movie that I wanted this movie to be great from the time I heard it announced. I love space-based films. LOVE THEM. I'm willing to let a lot of flaws go for a space film. However, every single decision they've made about this film has been negative for me after I heard about the basic premise and who was directing it (I enjoyed Cauron's work on Children of Men, but I didn't lose my damn mind like some of the mindless lemmings on here).
And I never ever spend my time and money going to a theater to hate a movie. In fact, I will find a way to be entertained by a movie even if its not its not the way the studio intended for me to be entertained. My main thing is these critics blow their wad for these random movies that while enjoyable, aren't anything special, yet movies which are equally or more enjoyable get shat on. This is especially bad for comedies, but that's another point altogether.