When people are alone and scared they do tend to talk to themselves. Also, many non-religious people will pray, even if for the first time, when they are faced with death
I'm not saying it was wrong... I'm saying it seemed unnecessary. If it's not going to do something new, different, or as ground-breaking as the visuals--then do little or nothing; don't be mediocre.
It wasn't bad; it just wasn't anything special (script-wise). Can you imagine Clooney's remake of Solyaris with the visuals and effects of Gravity? That would have been something special. In 20 years when technology has changed the movies and the viewing experience and Gravity, like the vast majority of films, becomes outdated--what will be said of the rest of the movie? I'm not saying it survived purely on aesthetics, it just didn't do anything as great as it did the eye-candy routine. It's a dead-centered median between something like Avatar on one side and 2001 on the other. It was by no means stupid, but it left a lot to be desired.
I think Cuarón did better with Children of Men.
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