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Gravity (Movie Review)

Post  BnBGobo99 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:42 pm

This movie was very very awesome.  I went to see it in 3D IMAX,and the 3D was done well--very well--but seeing it in 2D won't cause you to miss too much except some nice visuals on the top and bottom of the screen that a standard-sized theater screen won't show.  (For an example, watch The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray and you'll see it swap between letterbox and 16:9, and you'll see how much you loose on a non-IMAX screen.)

It shows that they spent four years working on the visuals--very very cool.  If you liked Cast Away, you'll like this movie--this movie gets more the the point and there are very few "quiet" scenes like in Cast Away, but you get that same helpless feel.

There are awesome scenes like this throughout the entire movie.  Very cool.  'Cept the IMAX has more goodness above and below.

Visuals: 5-blenderheads
Overall: 4 1/2-blenderheads (mild cursing, and low repeat viewing value--but that's expected for this kind of movie).
Better than: Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion (two snazzy and good Sci-Fi movies)
Not as good as: Star Trek (2009), Tron Legacy (two of my favoritist recent Sci-Fi movies)
Equal to: World War Z... which I am alone apparently in really enjoying that movie.
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Post  Xraygunner on Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:28 pm

Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to go see this, but I'll have to go without the wifey... she gets sick too easily with 3D and Imax in general. Oh, well... time to go!!
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Post  BnBGobo99 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:26 pm

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Post  BnBGobo99 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:25 pm

Just curious, has anybody else here seen this movie?
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Post  Dobi on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Yeah, I did. Nothing special in my opinion (just like most of the modern movies). I mean, it kept me thrilled at some points, although not as thrilled as while watching the first Terminator movie, for example. Yeah, Gravity is not bad, but that's all.

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Post  Yodaman921 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:42 pm

I'm not much of a movie go-er. So no, I haven't seen it.
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Post  Xraygunner on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:58 pm

Yep. Went to see it at the Imax. Like Dobi, I was more inthralled with other movies as far as story lines go... that being said the visuals were impressive. I found myself flinching a time or two with the 3D.  Razz 
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Post  Dobi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:31 am

Yeah, the CG stuff was top notch, but the biggest problem with the storyline was that it was way too predictable (like most of the movies). Neutral

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Post  BnBGobo99 on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:12 am

Him... I guess because I went in with such low expectations that I really enjoyed it.

In other news, I'm looking forward to Saving Mr. Banks and The Life of Walter Smitty (I think that's the title). I can't stand movies like Across the Universe or Little Miss Sunshine, which Smitty looks like it might be along the lines of, but considering the imaginative value, low-key but well-done cgi, and the PG rating (which is important for me, since the wife and I don't watch R anymore), I think it'll be a neat movie experience.  Surprised 
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Post  Xraygunner on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:29 pm

Speaking of movies... how goes your movie?
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Post  BnBGobo99 on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:28 pm

I got caught up in coin fever. Actually, between all the changes that were requested, I've been spending most of the past few weekends working on the coin and only little sketches or render tests here or there to clear my mind. The movie is on schedule! I got the camera and lenses, next stop is to build a steadycam since I'll be doing this live action/3d mix. No point I recreating he house and everything in it when I can just add in cg characters into the real environment. I know it won't be easy, but I want to try something a bit different. Smile
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Re: Gravity (Movie Review)

Post  Strangebloke on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi

Just my observation on Gravity. I enjoyed it too. I agree it was fairly predictable but it did do one thing very differently from your average film. With never having any scenes on the ground in Houston it really ramped up the feeling of isolation when they are cut off.

I'm sure people will say it was just to keep the budget down but I thought that was very effective.

The Earth visuals were stunning, so much so I was admiring one of them and missed the arrival of the first few pieces of debris Smile Oops.


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