Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity may be the most intense movie going experience of the year. Or the last few years. It isn’t so much a movie that you watch as it is something you survive, that you live through. Being an incredible survival story in space is all well and good, but if you’re like most of us, when we watched Gravity we couldn’t help but think, why so serious, Sandra Bullock? We get it, you’re stranded in space, or whatever, but look on the bright side. You’re trapped out there with a certified super hunk in the form of George Clooney. We’re not the only ones who noticed this has all the makings of a sweet ass romantic comedy. If you don’t believe us, check out this video that envisions the trailer for Gravity as a sappy romcom that’s “out of this world.”
This video comes from the folks over at Film School Rejects, and they really nailed the hell out of it. The inclusion of “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra is the cherry on top of this particular sci-fi sundae. Honestly, what other song would you use? “Moon River” maybe. You could do “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, but that feels like it would be an entirely different made up movie. In reality they probably didn’t even need to dub in the extra Bullock and Clooney dialogue, the song alone might be enough to sell the whole thing. Pair that with the title cards, and I was laughing right out of the gate.
While there’s really nothing particularly romantic about Gravity in any way, unless you think borderline motion sickness induced by a dizzying 18-minute opening shot is sexy, we will actually be able to see a legit sci-fi romcom in theaters soon. Richard Curtis has delivered some of the more notable cutsie offerings, like Love Actually. His latest endeavor, About Time, is, as you may have inferred from the title, about time travel, and promises to be full of all sorts of silly hi-jinks and quirky misunderstandings, if you’re into that sort of thing. Which I am. So I’m stoked.
But until About Time hits American theaters on November 8—it’s already open in the UK—you should probably just go Gravity, repeatedly and add to its record breaking opening. That is, if your body can handle being thrown roughly through outer space time and time again.