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