The space-thriller Gravity opened in theaters nationwide in early October. It’s been praised as a filmmaking advance the likes of which we haven’t seen since King Kong climbed the Empire State Building. It’s also been panned as a flat, lifeless script.

If you're a military student buried under a pile of textbooks getting ready for finals, you're probably wondering how Military Authority relates to Gravity and its stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Well, here are three things we can learn from the movie. [Warning- mild spoilers ahead.]

1. Sometimes, trouble just keeps flying at you.

The first conflict the heroes encounter in the film, in hindsight, is a small one: the mechanism Dr. Stone has created to solve a problem on the Hubble telescope doesn’t work properly. In fact, it doesn’t work at all. Then a radio communication from Houston signals the next, more ominous problem: a wave of debris is hurtling toward them. And the fun just continues from there. 

It’s exhausting. But it’s also relatable. Because we’ve all had periods of time when it seems like challenges snowball into an avalanche of trouble. When one obstacle – whether it’s a test, a deadline, or a personal challenge passes, another is often lined up right behind it. 
In the film, once the flying space trash of doom passes, the clock begins ticking. Since it’s orbiting the earth, it’s only a matter of time before it returns to wreak more havoc. And in the midst of the havoc-wreakage, the only thing anyone can do is to go through it the very best they can.

The message the film sends is one of patience and perseverance. When you’re in school or working, or both – those pieces of debris will hurtle toward you. Guaranteed. And, like the fated astronauts in “Gravity,” you can- and will – find a way to keep moving.

2. We can choose how we respond to catastrophe.

3. Perspective.

Read the full reasons behind #2 and #3 on our blog:
http://blog.militaryauthority.com/blog-1/bid/329199/What-I-Learned-From-Gravity

REFERENCES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_(film)
http://gravitymovie.warnerbros.com/#/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Bullock

GRAPHIC CREDITS:
http://collider.com/gravity-review/
Copyright by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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