Review Of The Movie "Gravity."

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  1. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I saw the movie "Gravity" at the cheap show today. I saw it in 3D as the online scheduling did not specify that the 11:30 am showing was in 3D. Movies.com did not have that correct.

    I was concerned about 3D after having so much trouble with my eyes and vision but the I had no problem with the movie. The old 3D had one red and one green lens and caused considerable eye strain. The new 3D has glasses that look like sunglasses.

    The 3D created interesting images like a big metal bolt floating into the audience and a tear floating into audience space. The visuals were stunning and views of Earth from space were breathtaking!

    The story revolves around a US effort to repair the Hubble telescope. There was an explosion that occurred from an anti satellite missile action. That explosion sends huge amounts of fast moving debris directly into their path. The shuttle and crew do not weather this storm well. The following efforts to survive were gut wrenching and enough to keep viewers clenching the arm rests tightly. For 1 hour 30 minutes, the viewer is dragged from one close call to another. It's not a comfortable ride and because most of us understand so little of the orbital environment, it's pretty terrifying.

    What was moving to me was the intense loneliness the astronauts must feel in orbit. Views of space FROM space are scary and this movie gave some real insight into what that must feel like.

    This movie was a wild ride! I doubt if viewers will recognize any of the scenes in Gravity from other flicks. This was all new to me and pretty unnerving!

    The flick was great! Visual effects were a huge cut above what is offered in other movies. I was hooked into the story and wouldn't have left if someone yelled "fire!"

    The downer for me is that chances of survival for anyone in a situation like we experience in this movie are so close to zero, that it stretched my belief a little. A flake of paint moving at 18,000 mph has been reported to damage our spacecrafts. There were rail car sizes of debris beating the shuttle down! Their survival for me, was like successfully catching a 9mm bullet in your teeth!

    Bad language was absolutely minimal. Bullock was fully clothed but when she removed her suit, she looked GREAT in her space suit shorts and tank top! That gave me a big smile! The girl looks terrific!

    This is a "must see"! It was worth paying the extra for 3D and the experience was a very positive one!

    My grade = "A"! Go to see it, you won't regret it.

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  2. Renegade

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    Calibration:

    What did you think of Clooney's other space flick, Solaris?
     
  3. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    Didn't see it.

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  4. txinvestigator

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    Dis you author all of that review?
     
  5. just jk

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    i went and saw it today also - the 3d version on the big XD digital screen

    this is what furloughed govt employees do

    anyway - the cinematography is amazing. as i was walking out after the show - the first thing that struck me was that there are only two actors on screen in this movie - Bullock and Clooney

    but aside from that - the 3d version and effects were spectacular....

    the story itself - or plot is really a backdrop for the cinematography and special effects


    definitely worth the price of admission
     
  6. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I signed the review and wrote every word. I hope it meets with your approval.

    Flash
     
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  7. txinvestigator

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    You should consider a career as a critic. That was extremely well written. I was not interested in the movie, but I am now.
     
  8. BG1960

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    thank you Mr. Flash for another great review.
     
  9. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    Thanks for the kind words! I must admit the subject was easy to write about. It's a great flick and it moved me to the bone marrow.

    The views of space made my stomach churn. The vastness of what is out there makes our petty issues shrink by comparison.

    The other thing that struck me was that the debris was also in orbit. That meant the Astronauts had to deal with it multiple times as it orbited Earth. I never really considered that.

    One negative remark was mentioned by channel 13 today. A space engineer noticed that objects within the spacecraft floated realistically except for Bullock's hair. Thinking back on it....that's true. Her hair acted like it was in Earth's gravitational pull.

    Flash
     
  10. Texasjack

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    Saw it Saturday. If you get motion sickness, be sure to take your meds before the movie 'cause it never stops moving!

    I really enjoyed it and some friends who happened to go at the same time loved it as well. My wife fell asleep (she always falls asleep in movies).

    Yeah, Sandra has definitely been hitting the gym.
     


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