Gravity (10.19.2013)

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  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Same experience—great movie, but stressful as hell. Don't know if I could do that again.
     
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    I kind of wanted to punch her when she was howling - but other than that it was an awesome experience.
     
  5. aravenel

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I read Natalie Portman was considered too. They sure dodged that bullet. :uhoh:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Did they die in the end?
     
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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.
     
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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 :slayer:
     

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