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Old March 10 2014, 03:28 AM   #181
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Re: Gravity - Review and Discussion Thread

Still wan't to see a cut of the film without any music. Just the sound effects. The music was too loud and too omnipresent, it undermined the effect of "no sound in space".
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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Old March 10 2014, 03:34 AM   #182
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FlyingSpaghettiMonster wrote:
Though I could do without the religious allegory, to be sure, the story for the film was fine... solid but not all that substantive. Enough to give the character things to do rather than exist as a story unto itself. I wish people would recognize that, and realize that the big selling point, the SFX, the so-called "experience," isn't quite enough to be truly impressive.
So people should recognize that the story was "solid" but not "substantive" and that they weren't really impressed by the things that impressed them. Got it.
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Old March 10 2014, 04:05 AM   #183
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I haven't seen it since the theater but...

Discussions in the special featured linked her climbing out of the lake as being more to an evolutionary experience. First she's water dwelling, has to shed her outer shell (the space suit) she has a deep gasp for air when she first breathes, she crawls out of the water, stumbles to her knees and then stumbles to her feet before standing strong on her own. Part of this goes on as we watch a frog easily manage maneuvering in the water while Ryan struggles during her "evolution."
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
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Old March 10 2014, 04:41 AM   #184
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While not necessarily a treatment of the universals of the human condition, I think there's case that Gravity is intended on some level to be a metaphor for regaining the will to live after a personal tragedy.
That's exactly how I saw it.
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Old March 15 2014, 09:14 PM   #185
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Something I just thought of. When ISS is at the end of its life, and is just about to be de-orbited--maybe seeing it struck from above by a Progress capsule to push debris down might give a very realistic simulation of exactly what would happen in a such a scenario. The debris would be pushed downward, and a trailing Progress could follow the ISS remains down, filming for as long as it could.
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