Role in GravityEdit
Dr. Ryan Stone made a successful re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere in the Chinese Shenzou spacecraft and landed in a lake. However, Stone was forced to evacuate the pod after a small electrical fire broke out, sinking the pod in the lake. Stone attempted to swim to the surface, but the 300 pound spacesuit only anchored her to the bottom. Exhausted and eager to swim back on the surface, Stone quickly shredded the suit and swam toward the surface. Around this time, we saw a frog swimming in the same direction, following her for few seconds and going toward the Shenzou parachute to breathe it's own needed air.
- Director Alfonso Cuaron claims that he used the Frog in Gravity because he wanted to show that Earth is where life is.
- Since frogs only live in fresh water, the Frog's appearance tells the audience Stone landed in a lake somewhere inland.
- Frog and human DNA are quite similar. Within conserved sequences in the Western Clawed Frog, the researchers found genes that are similar to 80% of human genes. This could be further representing the symbolic evolution of mankind, further cementing the metaphor when Stone walks on the beach.
- Stone and the frog swim almost identically.