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Rob Vaux’ “Mania Review: Gravity” Is a Prose Lovers Paradise

In response to Rob Vaux’s 657‑word review of Gravity on Mania.com 

http://www.mania.com/mania-review-gravity_article_138497.html

By Marcus Julianus, Associate Critic

Rob Vaux’s “Gravity” is a spectacular piece of criticism.  From Vaux’s descriptions alone many will feel the sweat accumulate on their hands and a sense of unease climb up their back. This is what excellent writing does, it makes you forget that you aren’t in the situation being described and blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

There are moments however, when Vaux’s seemingly stream-of-consciousness writing style coupled with heaps of hyperbole make him sound more like a hype man than a film critic.  

The strength of the writing is bolstered by the keen focus on argument which seems to be that  Gravity is a once-in-a-generation type of film that transcends all notions of genre in an effort to create an incredible filmgoing experience.

The site is quite the looker. It’s sleek, easy to navigate, and best of all, there are no invasive ad. The links to the side of the review are relevant to the review and everything else seems to fall in line quite well.

The one department that underdelivers a bit is the spoilers. Though not much can really be said about a high concept film such as this, the writer still finds a way to add some unneeded information into the mix.

Vaux‘s Gravity is a thrill ride that put you into the role of astronaut. It fires on all cylinders from beginning to end. It’s one of those reviews that has to be read to be believed.    

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Marcus Julianus was born and raised in Byzantium, where he spent his youth herding goats and making cheese. As a gatekeeper of the review world, Marcus offers his background in poetry and drama to opine on the work of the film critics.