October 20th, 2013

Gravity (2013)

A Russian missile meant to destroy their own defunct spy satellite inadvertently creates a debris field of massive shrapnel that hurls toward the space shuttle and ISS.

More info @ IMDB
  • this is one of those movies where its worth paying the extra money and seeing it in IMAX 3D. The audio/visual experience is so authentic that I'm not sure how they didn'y film this in space. (But of course I know better)

  • It’s an achievement so significant that it’s little wonder the VFX team is listed before the cast in the credits.

  • although watching it in IMAX 3D was pretty cool, I can't help but notice that the 3D effects aren't as pronounced as when I was a kid. When I was a kid, I remember the 3D effect being more...3D? More intense maybe? I'm not sure how to describe it but I definitely think that they turned down the strength of the 3D effects, probably because people will get nausea or feel sick or confused. I remember reading articles (over the years) about how some people didn't like it.

  • amazing visuals and setting

  • there are a few parts of the movie where you go first person like a first person shooter

  • the plot is simple but well executed. It’s a genuinely fascinating character drama as Bullock faces her own mortality, and the film has the traditional incredibly deep and powerful themes regarding the will to live and carrying on after tragedy. But I also understand people who say it's lacking or boring. The themes are undertones are missed when your eyes are busy taking in the breathtaking imagery.

in a nutshell

eye candy for space junkies

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