It's one thing to have critics praise your scifi film as "awe-inspiring," "breathtaking," and "brilliant" - but when even director James Cameron calls it "the best space film ever done," well then - damn - go ahead and celebrate. 

The 59-year-old recent saw a screening of director Alfonso Cuaron’s at the Venice Film Festival and walked away as impressed as everyone else. 

“I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time,” he told Variety.

Cameron continued, “I read the script, and I thought it was tremendously challenging to shoot with a high degree of veracity to get the real look of zero gravity. I’m sure Alfonso had a real uphill battle with the studio, with everyone involved, to get it the way it needed to look. But he knew in his mind how it needed to look, and he went after it.”

"Gravity," which opens October 4th, revolves around a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) who work together to survive a terrifying accident in space. It currently enjoys a perfect 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out a trailer for the film below. 

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

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