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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#21  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Apr 13, 2016 7:59 pm

Lots of pretty graphics, but the story line, plot and details pissed me off.

1: The guy pushing off the shuttle and using his tether like a bungee would have caused at least 3 heart attacks in mission control and ended his career.

2: The Clooney character zipping around the shuttle would have caused several nervous breakdowns in mission control and ended his career.

3: You have one rookie doing all the hard work while everyone else fucked off and farted around.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#22  Postby LucidFlight » Apr 13, 2016 8:30 pm

From what I remember, it had that George Clooney fellow in it.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#23  Postby tuco » Apr 13, 2016 8:54 pm

I am fascinated by the level of detail some remember it.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#24  Postby BlackBart » Apr 13, 2016 9:11 pm

CdesignProponentsist wrote:
3: You have one rookie doing all the hard work while everyone else fucked off and farted around.

Situation normal.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#25  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Apr 13, 2016 9:20 pm

BlackBart wrote:
CdesignProponentsist wrote:
3: You have one rookie doing all the hard work while everyone else fucked off and farted around.

Situation normal.


Normal for everywhere else but space.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#26  Postby don't get me started » Apr 14, 2016 1:07 am

At least it wasn't a superhero movie. I fucking hate superhero movies.

If it had been a superhero movie, George Clooney would have had to have a fist fight with a Chinese astronaut (Taikonaut?) to gain access to the escape capsule, and then after blowing his adversary out of the airlock, would have had to re-fight him one last time (coz he wasn't really dead) duking it out as they balanced on the solar panels during re-entry, which would have ended in a splashdown in the Hudson river within sight of the statue of liberty, but the final shot showing an empty Chinese spacesuit being found by kids on the Jersey shore....

So, by those standards, it wasn't a bad film.

(P.S., Sandra Bullock omitted in this re-imagining, as she is, well, you know, a girl...)
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#27  Postby kiore » Apr 14, 2016 3:06 am

I watched it on a plane during a 14hour flight, so despite the small screen and stuff it kept my attention. Was quite impressed by the zero gee special effects. OK the issues with the behaviour before the disaster was probably not very astronauty. But I was caught nicely by the final Clooney scene, where I was about to explode into 'that is so impossible!' only to discover it wasn't.
Relating this to the Martian and Interstellar, I think this better than Interstellar by a long way, but Martian the winner.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#28  Postby The_Piper » Apr 14, 2016 4:57 am

don't get me started wrote:At least it wasn't a superhero movie. I fucking hate superhero movies.

If it had been a superhero movie, George Clooney would have had to have a fist fight with a Chinese astronaut (Taikonaut?) to gain access to the escape capsule, and then after blowing his adversary out of the airlock, would have had to re-fight him one last time (coz he wasn't really dead) duking it out as they balanced on the solar panels during re-entry, which would have ended in a splashdown in the Hudson river within sight of the statue of liberty, but the final shot showing an empty Chinese spacesuit being found by kids on the Jersey shore....

So, by those standards, it wasn't a bad film.

(P.S., Sandra Bullock omitted in this re-imagining, as she is, well, you know, a girl...)
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#29  Postby The_Piper » Apr 14, 2016 4:57 am

kiore wrote:I watched it on a plane during a 14hour flight, so despite the small screen and stuff it kept my attention. Was quite impressed by the zero gee special effects. OK the issues with the behaviour before the disaster was probably not very astronauty. But I was caught nicely by the final Clooney scene, where I was about to explode into 'that is so impossible!' only to discover it wasn't.
Relating this to the Martian and Interstellar, I think this better than Interstellar by a long way, but Martian the winner.

I agree, and it's not even close.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#30  Postby Spinozasgalt » Apr 14, 2016 5:54 am

I haven't seen The Martian, but it's crap and Gravity is better.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#31  Postby Matt_B » Apr 14, 2016 7:43 am

Spinozasgalt wrote:I haven't seen The Martian, but it's crap and Gravity is better.


Yeah, but they're both rubbish compared to Apollo 13. Let's face it, that tops either film in improbable dramatic coincidences, and they actually happened.

Overall, I'd say that Gravity suffered an early booster failure while The Martian cut out in the final stage. Interstellar, on the other hand, blew up on the launch pad. ;)
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#32  Postby Briton » Apr 14, 2016 8:09 am

I think I lasted for about 20 minutes before turning it off.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#33  Postby Spinozasgalt » Apr 15, 2016 10:14 am

I'm going to watch The Martian now.

If this is about something other than a robotic dog that doesn't know how to dance, and then a guy comes and trains the dog to do something that isn't dancing, but then later it turns out that because the dog has learned this other skill that it can now dance, but then the guy dies and the dog wins the dancing contest and remembers him, and it's on Mars...then I will be displeased.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#34  Postby tuco » Apr 15, 2016 10:35 am

Matt_B wrote:
Spinozasgalt wrote:I haven't seen The Martian, but it's crap and Gravity is better.


Yeah, but they're both rubbish compared to Apollo 13. Let's face it, that tops either film in improbable dramatic coincidences, and they actually happened.

Overall, I'd say that Gravity suffered an early booster failure while The Martian cut out in the final stage. Interstellar, on the other hand, blew up on the launch pad. ;)


Indeed, Apollo 13 had duct tape .. oh wait so had Martian. Well, that's settled then. Gravity did not have duct tape.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#35  Postby igorfrankensteen » Apr 15, 2016 11:44 am

I had zero (g) interest in Gravity based on the ads, but now I might try to watch it, just to find out why so many people had such strong reactions to it.

Apollo 13 WAS the best real Space story.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#36  Postby Animavore » Apr 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Looks like I'm the only one who liked Gravity. I thought that technically it was a marvel. Not quite Birdman, but not far off.

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#37  Postby scott1328 » Apr 15, 2016 4:18 pm

Animavore wrote:Looks like I'm the only one who liked Gravity. I thought that technically it was a marvel. Not quite Birdman, but not far off.

You guys suck.

I thought it was a universal law: Gravity will always let you down.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#38  Postby tuco » Apr 15, 2016 4:23 pm

Unlike duct tape ;)
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#39  Postby quas » Apr 15, 2016 5:08 pm

The only thing that concerns me was, that film makes the viewer hate space exploration. In that regard, Europa Report is a way better film.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#40  Postby The_Piper » Apr 15, 2016 8:34 pm

Red Planet was pretty good. :naughty2:
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