The film Gravity felt more real. This is more of drama and less thrills but it is very enjoyable in its own way. I liked Matthew McConaughey here (who practically carried the whole film) and even Jessica Chastain but Anne Hathaway was plain. Like the acting, the set pieces and visuals are well done. However, the characters arcs are all half baked as there is too much of other things to fit in. The ending is super sentimental and i think a hard sell. The most memorable dialogues are from the AI robots!
Fyi, my benchmark for such sci-fi film is "Contact" which I have seen many times over.