By the time Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity hits theaters, we here at GFR might be a little late getting there, since we’re bogged down by the endless glut of promotional material being released at a fast clip. Now Warner Bros. has released two character posters that don’t really give the characters a lot of room to breathe. And when you’re floating around in outer space with only a limited amount of oxygen, you kind of need all the breathing room you can get.
Sarcasm aside, I like both of these posters quite a bit, specifically because they’re so smashed into the faces of stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It isn’t a design choice that’s used very often, with many films aiming to fit as many familiar and attractive faces as possible on the poster. CLooney and Bullock are both attractive people, but that’s not what these posters are conveying. We are up close and personal with these two astronauts because they are stranded in space, where one mistake will mean nothing will ever be up close and personal again. Let’s take a look at Bullock’s “oh no” face.