Uh, I don't know what to say about this one.
I didn't 'get' it.
Worth a view? Maybe.
Worth a buy? No. I wouldn't watch this one again, but it wasn't a time waster like some other films I've seen when I wish I could get back that 120 minutes of my life and use it for something better.
TOTAL SPOILERS BELOW!
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) spends the entire 90 minuteish film going from one disastrous spaceship/station to another. She decides to die in space but then after a 'visit' from Matt (George Clooney) she decides that life is worth living and to do all she can to return safely to earth or die trying.
She does make it to earth, lands in a lake, nearly dies swimming out of her flooding pod and is the sole survivor of all the catastrophic spaceships/stations she spent time on, which were basically all the ones around Earth.
We have approximately seventy minutes of Dr. Ryan alone in space and twenty minutes (if that) of her with Matt. So, if you're a Sandra Bullock fan, she gets loads of screen time. If you're a George Clooney fan you have less luck. Go watch Ocean's Eleven instead.
The effects are top of the line and the acting is superb. The word on the street is the real astronauts say it's the most true to life film of what they go through up in space (minus all the fatal catastrophes). And at the end, no one comes to find her and/or she still has the challenge of finding 'civilization'. Those parts would've been worth watching.
But, I just didn't get it.
The real question is whether it's possible for a debris storm to circle the Earth and destroy all of our satellites and space stations. What do you think?