Gravity

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by Lakon, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Lakon Valued Senior Member

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    Went and saw it last night. Brilliant. Very different to most movies.

    Wife thought it was boring.
    14 year old son, like me, thought it was brilliant.
     
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  3. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    It's an excellent movie. I saw an interview with Bullock who said up to 250 people worked on each individual frame of those sequences. Great suspense all the way through, each time one problem was solved, another one created itself, right to the very end.

    Agreed, brilliant movie.
     
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  5. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    It is certainly on my list to see as an avid Si/Fi fan.....

    In my opinion the greatest Sci/Fi movies I have seen are....
    [1] 2001: A Space Odyssey
    [2] Contact
    [3] The Day the Earth Stood Still: 1953 version.
    [4] Forbidden Planet
    [5] Mission to Mars
    [6] Star Trek series of movies.

    2001 though ranks head and shoulders above the rest.
     
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  7. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Contact is one of the worst sci fi movies ever. Absolutely terrible.
     
  8. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Saw Gravity yesterday and loved it. I can't even begin to fathom how they filmed something like that.
     
  9. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Gravity was alright, I liked it really, it was one of the more realistic space sci-fi, at least visually, I have seen in while... that said it was filled with huge errors and impossibilities.

    For example Soyuz can't eject its parachutes without depressurizing the capsule, since the parachutes are stored inside the pressure capsule:

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    Those "bags" behind Sandra when she in Soyuz are not simply ubiquitous bags IRL, but the parachutes.

    But beside that the Soyuz mock-up they used in the movie was very accurate visually:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfCws6c6_Tw

    Another flaw, or impossibility, is that Hubble, ISS and the Chinese Space station are not in the same orbits, orbit separated by thousands of m/s, as in you would need to change your velocity by orders of up to kilometers a second to change and match orbits it would be impossible no matter how long of time to space walk from one to the other, even existing space craft don't have enough fuel to change orbits that much. For example one big hurdle for undertaking final repairs onto Hubble was that a Space shuttle lunched to fix it could not get to ISS for rescue if it had a problem that prevented re-entry. The Chinese don't even have a large spacetation yet, and if they do I doubt they would place it in the same orbit as ISS.

    And what the heck was with the scene where Sandra is barely caught by ISS and is holding on to George and there some kind of force pushing them constantly away from ISS, what the heck was that?

    And I could go on and on, but it "looked" very realistic, got to give them points for that.
     
  10. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    You think so? I thought it was excellent...as is Jodie Foster...but each to their own.
     
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  11. LabratSR Registered Member

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    I agree, although I thought the book was better.
     
  12. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, saw gravity last night...great movie and will certainly be going in my collection of great Sci/Fi movies.
     
  13. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    The Ending sucked, this is a better end for it!

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  14. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Gravity... i give it 5 stars out of 10.!!!
    It was just interestin enuff to watch due to the special effects but i wasnt disapointed when it was finally over.!!!
    Ther was only 2 characters... but didnt get to know ether one of 'em good enuff to realy care if they made it or not.!!!
     
  15. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    It doesn't in my opinion hold a candle to the greatest Sci/Fi movie ever made, and was released in 1968.....
    2001: a Space Odyssey:
     
  16. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    1968... an 2001: a Space Odyssey will still be high on the list for 10 to 20 more years.!!!

    I also lked "Alien" an "Blade Runner" a lot.!!!

    One of my earliest favorite scifi movies was "Westworld".!!!

    I also liked "Zotz" in 1962 when it came out... it was silly... but i thout it sure woud be fun to be able to fly

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  17. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Still haven't seen Gravity... not too fussed about it as a story, but I understand the visuals to be stunning.
    And since I have a 3m screen (yes - a 10-ft screen from corner to corner) and a 3D-projector, I'm not too disappointed about missing it at the cinema.

    "Alien" and "Aliens" are great, as is "Blade Runner", and of course 2001 is a classic.
    But I also think "Dune" is a classic... but I think I'm in a minority!

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    I also have a soft-spot for Disney's "The Black Hole"!
     
  18. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still: is and always will be a favourite of mine...I'm speaking of the 1953 version with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal........and who could forget Gort!!!!
    "Klaatu barada nikto"

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    I also liked "Contact" with Jodie Foster, and "Mission to Mars"
     
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  19. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
     
  20. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah it was really somptin for its time... an Gord didnt mess around... he was unstopable an simply got the job done.!!!

    I saw a Super man move a couple of days ago "The Man of Steel"... an i give it 3 out of 10.!!!
    For a super hero... he was a confused wimp that let his anger get the best of him... an him an the bad guy runnin into each other an knockin into buildins got old quick.!!! Russel Crow was the best part of the movie... but if Superman had been more Super like "Gord"... it woud have been much better.!!!

    I was really lookin forward to "Contact" an enjoyed most of the movie even tho it was a bit slow... but the way it ended jus didnt seem all that satisfyin.!!!

    The Trailer of "missin to Mars" looks interestin so im gonna give it a watch

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    Wit a set-up like that... i might have given Gravity 6 stars out to 10 (prolly not)

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    To me... watchin "Dune" was like torture...
    I looked at the Trailer of "The Black Hole" an it looks fun so im gonna watch it.!!!

    I saw it a long time ago but i remember likin it... those was som bad-azz Clowns

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