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Old January 22 2015, 02:14 AM   #1
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Gravity, first viewing

I saw Gravity for the first time on Monday, a freebie from Google Play. Man, what a ride.

I'd heard it was pretty good, so I put it on in the workshop intending to listen and watch when I could. I didn't move from my desk for the entire movie.

I wasn't expecting it, but it was one of those movies that had my heart racing almost all the way through. Every time the tension would start to let up, something else would happen to start it all over again.

Highly recommended.
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Old January 22 2015, 02:19 AM   #2
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Re: Gravity, first viewing

Personally, I really enjoyed the film. Saw it on the big screen in 3D and was totally amazed by it. Loved the long single camera shots in the movie. Enjoyed the story even if it was a bit far fetched.
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Old January 22 2015, 11:40 AM   #3
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Aside from the goofy thing where she flies around with the fire extinguisher, I thought the movie was frickin awesome. It was so intense.
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Old January 23 2015, 10:07 AM   #4
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Re: Gravity, first viewing

Every time the debris onslaught came back around, my heart was in my throat. I thought it was pretty amazing.
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Old January 23 2015, 11:37 AM   #5
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Yes...Gravity rocks! I was glued to the HDTV from minute one.

And Sandra Bullock still looks purdy damned good!
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Old January 23 2015, 09:09 PM   #6
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Re: Gravity, first viewing

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Aside from the goofy thing where she flies around with the fire extinguisher, I thought the movie was frickin awesome. It was so intense.
That would actually work if you held it close to your body.
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Old January 23 2015, 09:10 PM   #7
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Aside from the goofy thing where she flies around with the fire extinguisher, I thought the movie was frickin awesome. It was so intense.
That would actually work if you held it close to your body.
Yeah, it would, but it just looked so damn silly.
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Old January 23 2015, 09:16 PM   #8
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Re: Gravity, first viewing

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Aside from the goofy thing where she flies around with the fire extinguisher, I thought the movie was frickin awesome. It was so intense.
That would actually work if you held it close to your body.
Yeah, it would, but it just looked so damn silly.
It was, but it was probably how most of us would have looked in her place as an inexperienced astronaut in the same situation.

I haven't watched it again yet, but I got the Google Play app for my Roku. Just waiting for a good time when the wife and I are both not worn out from the everyday BS.
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Old January 23 2015, 09:44 PM   #9
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The fire extinguisher thing was, I'm told, something of a cheat because of the difficulties that would be involving in navigating while flying like that. If it was a cheat, though, it was an enjoyable one in a movie with remarkably few of them.
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Old January 23 2015, 10:05 PM   #10
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I don't know why but I seem to remember some reviews panning the movie, so I passed on it. It must be my failing memory, because I can't find anything now that is less than complimentary, at the very least.

I thought it was a great movie, a really fun ride.
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Old January 24 2015, 12:19 AM   #11
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I loved it. It bugs me when people say they thought it was "a boring movie." They obviously didn't understand the story. It wasn't supposed to be action-packed, it was about having the will to survive, to live again. Sandra Bullock's character had stopped living due to the tragedy in her life and her trying to get back home was her coming out of the depression and realizing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Yes the special effects were amazing but it was Sandra's performance that truly "made" the movie. There were definitely some tear-jerker moments.
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Old January 24 2015, 01:27 AM   #12
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I loved it. It bugs me when people say they thought it was "a boring movie." They obviously didn't understand the story.
Those people must fear for their lives on a regular basis. I spent half the movie with my hands over my face thinking, "Holy fuck, she is going to DIE!"
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Old January 24 2015, 06:15 AM   #13
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^ I was holding my breath for the majority of it. I mean, it's bad enough for her tether to snap the first time but a second!? I mean, talk about unlucky! There is no way a human could actually survive through all that but that's why it's a movie, right?

It got me wondering if NASA has ever lost people up there and it's just not talked about? As cool as it is, I have no desire to go to space. Unless I live another couple hundred years and can go in a starship surrounded by advanced technology in case of an emergency.
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Old January 24 2015, 07:04 AM   #14
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It got me wondering if NASA has ever lost people up there and it's just not talked about?.
I feel like somebody would have noticed.
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Old January 24 2015, 10:29 PM   #15
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The best scene to me was her in the Soyuz listening to the man sing to his baby overseas.
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