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Watched 4 movies this weekend..

Crime and misdemeanors ---9/10

In bruges--8/10

conjuring-- 6.5/10

Tim burton's Big fish---7.5/10

To my mind, Woody's most complete and satisfying movie. Complex issues and no clear cut answers and learning to live with our own demons.
post #7637 of 9309
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

idk, i quite enjoyed the story.


What story? The movie was plot driven.

post #7638 of 9309
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

idk, i quite enjoyed the story.


What story? The movie was plot driven.

Which is a bummer, since several of the plot devices violate physics. Considering that "pure" science fiction is an incredibly rare beast, to watch one where the physics makes no sense is pretty damn disappointing.
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Originally Posted by seeldoger47 View Post

What story? The movie was plot driven.

go back to my post, change "story" with "plot" and that should solve your dilemma.
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Which is a bummer, since several of the plot devices violate physics. Considering that "pure" science fiction is an incredibly rare beast, to watch one where the physics makes no sense is pretty damn disappointing.

well, as a non-physicist, and as a person who generally does not give a shit about things in movies being totally true to life, but rather was the story/plot engaging or interesting and was the acting good, this issue poses no problem for me.
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I just wanted to watch ONE...
well, *knock knock* house of fear I guess smile.gif
post #7641 of 9309
Just watched Parkland ahead of release in UK.

Not sure... Neat enough, powerful in places but left feeling unfulfilled. Is it me?
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go back to my post, change "story" with "plot" and that should solve your dilemma.

 

I think he is referring to plot driven vs. character driven. Plot can be cheap, characters take talent. Look at movies like Play It Again, Sam and Manhattan and Annie Hall, the stories are not terribly original but the characters are wonderful.

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i see. in any case, what i meant was, i enjoyed how the story of the movie was told, how it played out, and the acting. and as a bonus, i enjoyed the visuals. thus, i enjoyed the movie.
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Which is a bummer, since several of the plot devices violate physics. Considering that "pure" science fiction is an incredibly rare beast, to watch one where the physics makes no sense is pretty damn disappointing.

 

The only things that really bugged me were the Russians shooting down their satellite and Bullock's hair. They should have come up with another contrivance for the debris and just had her cut her hair off.

 

Other than that, the rest of the science - accurate or not - is irrelevant to the film. As long as the characters act reasonably for people in those circumstances I'm happy. It what I hate about the Walking Dead. I'll believe in zombies as long as the characters act in a reasonable manner for their situation. Since they rarely do, the show loses me.

 

I don't think Gravity is a great movie - I doubt it will hold up to multiple viewings - but I do think it is a spectacular movie. It gave me shots I've never seen before and reminded me of the time when IMAX first rocked our world. On a small screen I think it would be kind of boring.

 

lefty

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The name of the movie is "Gravity," yet the writers seem to have forgotten that gravity exists in orbit. Really!

And don't get me started about
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The part where Clooney is hanging at the end of a rope and Bullock has to let him go. What the hell?
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You could nitpick the shit out of it, but what the point? The narrative still works if the science deviates a bit.

 

lefty

post #7647 of 9309
Like if in Citizen Kane, he lets go of the snow globe and it just floats away? It's distracting. It takes you out of the movie.
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I think he is referring to plot driven vs. character driven. Plot can be cheap, characters take talent. Look at movies like Play It Again, Sam and Manhattan and Annie Hall, the stories are not terribly original but the characters are wonderful.

EMartNJ understands me fully. My favorite movies tend to be ones without a plot (Annie Hall, Citizen Kane, 8 1/2) because they teach me something about what it means to be human. But that being said Gravity, given its constraints, is a fine movie: cinematography is really wonderful, the score fits the movie perfectly, and the scene with the debris flying towards the audience made me jump. I'm not upset I watched it by any means, but it is nothing I will return to again and again as time goes on.

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Like if in Citizen Kane, he lets go of the snow globe and it just floats away? It's distracting. It takes you out of the movie.

This one?

post #7650 of 9309
It's been a while since I've seen the movie. Does the snow globe share the same orbit but lap him every 90 minutes? Because that'd be impossible.
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