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post #16 of 51
This movie was bonkers. Incredibly good.

So well done on so many fronts. Probably the most stressful movie I have ever seen--the wife was on the verge of a full blown panic attack in parts. And yet one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring films I have ever seen.
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

This movie was bonkers. Incredibly good.

So well done on so many fronts. Probably the most stressful movie I have ever seen--the wife was on the verge of a full blown panic attack in parts. And yet one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring films I have ever seen.

Agreed. I was physically and emotionally exhausted when I stood up during the ending credits. My girl was death-gripping my hand the entire movie. We both completely forgot about popcorn and candy. All that existed was the experience for ~90 minutes. It was awe inspiring if not a completely perfect movie. I'm not sure if it's something I want to see again as I want that experience to remain pristine in my memory and unsullied by anything less than the first time seeing it at an IMAX.

I feel like Jolie, the original sought after lead, would have been harder to connect and feel empathetic to, at least I think so. Bullock was superb even if she had a few scenes where her performance was weaker than the rest of the movie.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 10/5/13 at 10:49pm
post #18 of 51
Same experience—great movie, but stressful as hell. Don't know if I could do that again.
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I normally hate her but she was actually really good in this.

I'm not kidding, go see this movie and thank me later. It's that good.

I kind of wanted to punch her when she was howling - but other than that it was an awesome experience.
post #20 of 51
I have to say, this is easily the best use of 3D I have ever seen. I never once noticed it being over the top, but it really did help to give the whole thing a sense of depth. Was worth the extra $ that it cost.

Definitely a movie that should be seen in the theaters.
post #21 of 51
Echo what everyone else said. The only thing I didn't like was the sometimes intrusive score. Visually, it's an amazing movie. Angelina Jolie would've been terrible in that role. I don't even know why she would be considered.
post #22 of 51
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Angelina Jolie would've been terrible in that role. I don't even know why she would be considered.

I read Natalie Portman was considered too. They sure dodged that bullet. uhoh.gif
post #23 of 51
Neil deGrasse Tyson went on a bit of a tear on Twitter about Gravity. Love the man, but he's honestly coming across like a bit of a dick here. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/7/4811336/neil-degrasse-tyson-isnt-falling-for-gravity

Is the movie 100% scientifically accurate? No. It's a movie and most of these inaccuracies go to serve the film's narrative. I didn't mind the ones I noticed when viewing the film and I don't mind the inaccuracies he points out here. None of them took away the overall feeling of realism the film portrayed in the theater or the enjoyment it gave me.
post #24 of 51
I agree. Some liberties are necessary to have a movie that's not just "Open Water in space" which is what a totally realistic stranded-in-space movie would be.

The movie got so much right that I was totally OK with the couple of things that they didn't.
post #25 of 51
Sucked.
post #26 of 51
Did they die in the end?
post #27 of 51
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I really thought she was going to drown at the end.
post #28 of 51
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I really thought she was going to drown at the end.
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Same. Given how everything else that could have possibly gone wrong did, I was convinced she was going to die of something trivial at the end.

Related, I really enjoyed the ending, I thought they nailed it.
post #29 of 51
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I really thought she was going to drown at the end.

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Half the crowd at my theater thought the same thing. Lots of laughter mixed in with apprehensive groans.
post #30 of 51
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Half the crowd at my theater thought the same thing. Lots of laughter mixed in with apprehensive groans.

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My wife REALLY thought she was going to die when she was hallucinating and Clooney opened the hatch. She gasped at that moment.
I didn't get sucked into the film as much as she did but it was very good. I imagine on Imax it must be icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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