Must Watch: Breathtaking 'Gravity' Space Shuttle Catastrophe Scene

July 23, 2013
Source: YouTube

Gravity Scene

"Mission abort!" Get ready to hold your breath in this incredibly tense clip from Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. In connection of the TIFF announcement, and coming out of Comic-Con, Warner Bros has revealed a scene from Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (you can also hear Ed Harris' voice). I'm breaking our own rules of not posting clips to continue to promote this film, especially because this video works as a trailer anyway. Show only this and I'm totally sold - I don't want to see anymore until I see this movie in full. The scene begins as space debris from another satellite comes flying towards them, causing a catastrophe. This is must watch in 1080P high-def. Two more "event" clips are coming on this website, too.

Note: Warner Bros has released three full-length scenes from Gravity on their official website to promote the movie. All of the scenes are now embedded below in the chronological order they were released - enjoy.

Watch the first "Detached" scene from Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, in high definition from YouTube:

Here's the second "Drifting" scene from Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, in high definition from YouTube:

Here's the third "I've Got You" scene from Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, in high definition from YouTube:

All the scenes from Gravity released so far - for more info, visit the site at:

Dr. Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they've lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue.

Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, of Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men previously. The screenplay was written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonás Cuarón. Warner Bros delayed Gravity from its initial release in 2012 and now has it scheduled to hit theaters in IMAX and 3D on October 4th this fall. See the first trailer.

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This didn't remotely do it for me. Not like the trailer did. The CGI is beyond cheesy. But this is still in my top three must sees for the remainder of the year.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 23, 2013


CGI is beyond cheesy? So you're an astronaut? Riiiiight. Your comment is further proof to me that the internet is full of retards.

kLO on Jul 23, 2013


The movement on the hands and arms was very wonkey(in a fake way, not a man in a suit way). However I did very much enjoy that trailer and look forward to this movie.

Brian Sleider on Jul 23, 2013


They're in space. It's meant to be wonky. This isn't Star Trek.

kLO on Jul 24, 2013


It's a combination of costume, motion capture, and CGI. Feel free to condemn the CGI itself if you don't think it looks real, but physically, the movements are genuine human movements of, literally, a man in a suit.

Wafffles on Jul 24, 2013


Maybe it is just me, but check out .40-.50 in the trailer and tell that doesn't look odd. Bear in mind I have watched actual space walk footage. It just looks wonkey, at least to me.

Brian Sleider on Jul 24, 2013


Perhaps a little bit, yeah, but there's always a little bit of 'wonkiness' in movies: they're inherently fake! To me, this is no worse than when a boulder is obviously made of foam or when a flying ninja is obviously attached to a harness: the illusion will always evaporate if you look hard enough, unless they literally filmed in space, literally found a flying ninja, literally worked with 50-ton boulders, but the overall effect is untarnished. So, I suppose :40 - :50 is a bit artificial, but it doesn't bother me the way it seems to bother you (to each his own), and the OP's statement that it looks "beyond cheesy" is definitely way off.

Wafffles on Jul 24, 2013


Well now it did not bother me a whole lot I just noticed it. Now if that is all over the finial movie it will detract a bit from the immersion for me but not ruin the overall experience. Assuming of course the movie its self is good(I think it will be).

Brian Sleider on Jul 24, 2013


Bigger problem for the internet is that it's full of assholes who immediately jump to name calling the instant somebody does not share the same opinion with them. "Retards" are at least somewhat amusing. Tell me how my IQ is below 5.I really need to know. My comment is also an example of being an asshole on the internet,technically.

another "Einstein" on Jul 24, 2013


Being that this is the Internet ill just assume that you are, in fact, an actual astronaut and know much more than I do.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2013


Have to agree with the comment. Movements feel a bit awkward and fast. If you have seen an EVA before it takes like forever to make one hand move or what ever, but here Clooney is buzzing around in his suit fast&furious style. Looks a bit tacky, but it hasnt turn me off from seeing it yet.

AJ on Jul 24, 2013


I think its the use of the camera that makes it appear as though Clooney is buzzing around.

Steven on Jul 24, 2013


Really hoping Spiegel Im Spiegel is used through out the film. This looks to be an amazing movie...and no sound in this clip...only their voices.

Xerxexx on Jul 23, 2013


There is no sound except for their voices on the comm link because space is a vacuum. Without a medium such as air to travel in, the sound from the catastrophic destruction of the shuttle wouldn't be heard.

Sharkman on Jul 24, 2013


I know...and that is a good thing. I loved that we only hear their voices.

Xerxexx on Jul 24, 2013


I can't watch for fear of spoilers.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2013


I don't think you know what a spoiler is.

John Heuer on Jul 23, 2013



DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2013


It's a sequence at the beginning of the film that seems to be more about a visceral experience than something plot-driven. It won't spoil anything.

John Heuer on Jul 23, 2013


Right, except I do not want to know anything more than the first trailer exposed. Thus, it is a spoiler to me.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2013


You literally see more from the trailer than this. It's not a spoiler, it reveals nothing that would spoil the film.

John Heuer on Jul 23, 2013


Look. John. I know you mean well. I just do not want to watch the clip. Thanks for telling me what's up.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2013


if you don't want to watch - why are you in here posting a bunch of stupidity?

benny on Jul 24, 2013


It's cool benny. Chill.

DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2013


...then why the fuck would you post "I can't watch for fear of spoilers." in the first place...?

ali3000 on Jul 24, 2013


Thanks ali. There is no need to swear. This is a place for comments. You have just used it to comment on my "superfluous" comment. See? Some people just do not want to watch previews of the films they are passionate about. I have followed GRAVITY since it was announced. It is one of my most highly anticipated films of 2013. That is all. Simple really.

DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2013


You haven't been following it to closely if you can't watch a teaser trailer that has less bearing then the actual trailer. You understand the comment section is for discussion of the trailers and short descriptions. Don't want to watch it, fine then move along. Comment is for discussions, not "Im not watching it". You're just wasting space and time with stupid post.

Utalk on Jul 25, 2013


Fair Enough.

DAVIDPD on Jul 25, 2013



Quanah on Jul 23, 2013


Saw the trailer tonight...thought it looked good as a premise, but the CG is unconvincing.

JM on Jul 23, 2013


I feel too disconnected with the cast of Clooney and Bullock. It looses some of it's realism. The CGI looks incredible though. Every time the trailer was shown in theater though, me and pretty much most of the audience couldn't help but bust up laughing at the scene of the little astronaut twirling in space lol.

Jacob Denton on Jul 23, 2013


Then it actually happens...not funny anymore.

Xerxexx on Jul 24, 2013


The cg looks completely real it's absolute insanity. How can anyone complain, I'll chalk it up to youngin's talking about what they don't know.

Linkfx on Jul 23, 2013


"I'll chalk it up to youngin's talking about what they don't know." You can pretty much apply that to every post's comment section

axalon on Jul 24, 2013


Oh no, Sr. i will not watch this. i will enjoy it until i'm sitting in a theater with a bucket full of Popcorn

toonfed on Jul 23, 2013


Thank You! You get it.

DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2013


Or until some commercial pops up on your TV too quickly to change it.

Wafffles on Jul 24, 2013


In Mexico it's rare to find movie tv spots. fortunately.

toonfed on Jul 24, 2013


This is a good thing. We need more movies in space that don't have cartoon rabbits* in them. *It's a reference to Mr.Plinkett's review.

I like it on Jul 24, 2013


Wow. This is the last thing I'm going to watch of this film. I don't want anything spoiled going into it. I'm so beyond excited for this movie. Can't wait.

IamSlave on Jul 24, 2013


And it's done in IMAX so drop the 18.50 for this ....

Dominic on Jul 24, 2013


Are they not moving their arms too fast? It looks like one hell of a ride, seems strange going to a movie where you know everyone dies.

Lars on Jul 24, 2013


Ever seen titanic? 😛

Danimal on Jul 24, 2013


Rose, man. Her heart went on...and on...

earthlingdave on Jul 24, 2013


It's just a trailer, they might fix stuff later. But on the small screen, if the arms move fast, they will look really strange on IMAX at that speed. And yeah, I get what you mean, floating in space=dead. With Titanic (Danimal, below), you know some people will keep their cool and get to a lifeboat. Here, it's just death that awaits......

David Banner on Jul 24, 2013



Marik on Jul 24, 2013


WOW just WOW

DJROBL on Jul 24, 2013


I am calling it now! This film will probably bomb but will no doubt be this year's greatest sci-fi fil- scratch that, this decade's best sci-fi film.

Tey on Jul 24, 2013


Now that's real fear.

Johnny Neat on Jul 24, 2013


The movie Europa Report has a similar scene of astronauts doing things outside of their vehicle and that movie managed to look and feel MUCH more realistic than this scene felt. The actors in this clip from Gravity moved too fast and too nimble and thus looked fake and I am basing this on the footage of real astronauts doing EVA missions that I've seen on the documentary channels. Instead of making me feel like I'm in space, this scene made feel like I was on a roller coaster. Slow things down to a realistic level and I'll be on board. So far, this doesn't make me look forward to the final product at all. And if you're looking for an interesting take on sci-fi, might as well give Europa Report a look as I found it to be realistic, fresh and very engaging and interesting which is something I thought I'd never say about a found footage movie. They even manage to use the found footage thing to their advantage in a quite clever way. And No, Europa Report is not a sci-fi horror movie. There's very little horror things in it. It is a realistic take on sci-fi. Emphasis on the sci-fi.

Bakerman on Jul 24, 2013


I can't wait to see Europa Report. I also feel like more people need to get behind all of these serious sci-fi films. Instead of logic-free crapfests like Pacific Rim.

crystaltowers on Jul 24, 2013


yea - i'm much more excited for ER than gravity......gonna see both, tho.

javier on Jul 24, 2013


I don't know why, but this looks cheesy to me. It's trying WAAAAY too hard and doesn't look all that realistic.

earthlingdave on Jul 24, 2013


Just the idea of knowing that a huge rock could be on it´s way to hit me would kill me of a heart attack.

Julionavas on Jul 24, 2013


Notice, not only is it all one shot but the camera moves in on Sandra Bullock who is spinning out of control and syncs up with her locking on her in a medium shot as the background, from her point of view (and now ours) spins out of control.

S freud on Jul 24, 2013


Looks awesome! And such an interesting choice to cut away the sound you usually hear in space movies, I wonder if it will stay like that in the final cut? Regardless, not having any sounds does not take away from the scene at all and its really refreshing to see such a realistic take on a scene in space.

Tony on Jul 24, 2013


Looks dull.

ali3000 on Jul 24, 2013


Good for 42mins but for 2hrs.....i'm not sold.

Mik on Jul 24, 2013


Whats most impressive about this trailer is not only is it all in one shot, but how the camera moves into synch with Sandra Bullock's character who is spinning out of control. The camera then takes on her pov in medium shot with the rest of the world spinning out of control around us. Very impressive.

S freud on Jul 25, 2013

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