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.
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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.
go back to my post, change "story" with "plot" and that should solve your dilemma.
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.
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.
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.
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.