“GRAVITY” by Kaplan and Kaplan Is Clunky
By Eugenius Antonius, Senior Critic
The latest combo effort from Jeanne and David Kaplan, “GRAVITY” is a confused mess that makes strong statements but fails to offer a detailed analysis.
GRAVITY opens on a sour note with an angry opinion from Jeanne Kaplan. While one may respect her viewpoint, her inability to expand on the position will frustrate readers. It’s certainly not fair to blame the director Alfonso Cuaron for the backstory of one character, and apply it to “every female protagonist.”
Jeanne Kaplan’s plot summary is sufficient, but one won’t rush out the door to tell their friends. The critic fails to acknowledge the accomplishments of director Cuaron, and seems intent on focusing on the negative.
David Kaplan begins the second section of GRAVITY by providing the reader another synopsis which seems redundant and tiresome. Once the critic gets into analysis, readers will quickly realize that there is actually nothing to be found in this disastrous space mission.
Kaplan references several films in GRAVITY, and essentially informs the reader that the film is good. There is an attempt to break down the performance of George Clooney, but the critic relies on references rather than supplying actual information on the performance as a stand-alone.
Readers should definitely avoid GRAVITY. The Kaplan combo offers words, but fails to look after the audience by expanding on their thoughts. Sadly, one will be left alone in the outer limits of a poor review.