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Old 23-10-2013, 11:37
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just saw this last night .

well first off - this is one of the very few films I'd recommend in 3D , Cuaron knows how to shoot for 3D , no constant cutting or jumping about with POV . In fact the opening shot is 13 minutes (yes minutes ) long .

visually its a treat , a kind of worthy successor to 2001 , I love the long takes , it really immerses you in the film , its really beautiful , stunning etc.

on the other hand - the story isn't much and is rather trite .

But its really an audio-visual experience , pure immersion , you-are-there kinda thing that has the most value , you can just sink into it and be carried along , floating in a most peculiar way ...
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:20
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Lucky! How'd you see this so early?

I've got my ticket booked already for 8th November... And even though I generally hate 3D, and usually choose 2D over 3D if it's an option, I have actually gone for a 3D ticket for this.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:53
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this has got exceptional reviews. and alfonso cuaron is directing
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Old 24-10-2013, 01:18
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just saw this last night .

well first off - this is one of the very few films I'd recommend in 3D , Cuaron knows how to shoot for 3D , no constant cutting or jumping about with POV . In fact the opening shot is 13 minutes (yes minutes ) long .

visually its a treat , a kind of worthy successor to 2001 , I love the long takes , it really immerses you in the film , its really beautiful , stunning etc.

on the other hand - the story isn't much and is rather trite .

But its really an audio-visual experience , pure immersion , you-are-there kinda thing that has the most value , you can just sink into it and be carried along , floating in a most peculiar way ...
I saw this a couple of weeks ago in Singapore and that's pretty much how I felt about I too. It was interesting how the audience remained so silent throughout; you could have heard a pin drop. 3D is definitely recommended and helps with the perspective on everything flying around in space.

There was one scene which I felt was out of place and a bit corny in an already thin story but nevertheless it was gripping.
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Old 24-10-2013, 08:38
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There was one scene which I felt was out of place and a bit corny in an already thin story but nevertheless it was gripping.
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Old 24-10-2013, 09:51
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Old 24-10-2013, 09:52
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The mrs and i are off to see this on Monday thanks to advance screening tickets through Sky rewards can't wait
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Old 24-10-2013, 10:51
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Saw it on its opening night in the US and have to say it is exceptional - although not "film of the year" as some have said. My other half didn't like it all though....

I'm a disliker of úD but for once it's worth shelling out to see it in this format. Plus see it on the biggest screen you can with the loudest sound system.

It instils a mix of dread and confusion (in its early scenes) with mesmerising beauty. The whole is very immersive - constant motion, long takes, beautifully rendered backgrounds.The score is fantastic and when used with swathes of silence is highly effective.

The story is a bit "meh" and there's some clunky exposition (for example, after months in space together you'd have thought some basic personal information would have passed between them...) and there are times when you want Sandra Bullock to just shut up. Also wasn't a huge fan of the ending but that's just me!
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Old 24-10-2013, 14:01
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I saw this a couple of weeks ago in Singapore and that's pretty much how I felt about I too. It was interesting how the audience remained so silent throughout; you could have heard a pin drop. 3D is definitely recommended and helps with the perspective on everything flying around in space.

There was one scene which I felt was out of place and a bit corny in an already thin story but nevertheless it was gripping.
yeah , the audience I saw it with never made a sound , and this was in Britain ! no mumbling , no-one texting , very unusual !
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Old 24-10-2013, 15:53
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I wanted to go see if but not sure if I would like it in 3D. Those movies tend to give me headaches.
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Old 04-11-2013, 15:14
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Looking forward to this one. Will be next week before I get to see it though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 17:58
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yeah , the audience I saw it with never made a sound , and this was in Britain ! no mumbling , no-one texting , very unusual !
That's cause it's probably a film with the people going to watch it actually wanting to watch it, it's not some massive over the top blockbuster.

Annoying kids will stay away from this one
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:16
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That's cause it's probably a film with the people going to watch it actually wanting to watch it, it's not some massive over the top blockbuster.

Annoying kids will stay away from this one
That's what I was thinking, hopefully.
I'm going up to London for the IMAX (for the second time ever! ) as I know this looks to be a good film for it. I reckon less kids/teenagers will pay for the IMAX too.
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:00
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Saw it this morning at the IMAX - Amazing movie...just go with the story, and enjoy the ride. Definitely worth seeing in 3D and if you can, IMAX....beautiful, and terrifying in parts.

Well worth the 93 minutes.
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Old 07-11-2013, 15:06
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Whilst this is an good film it lacked any real tension for me.

In spite of all the fantastic graphics I can't say that I was all that impressed with 3D version. Spinning nuts and bolts were too much of a distraction.
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Old 07-11-2013, 15:17
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Going to see it in the refurbished IMAX in Glasgow, I think it will be my first 'digital IMAX' film but the reviews seem to be great.
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Old 07-11-2013, 16:05
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Space Stations circle the earth at about 15,000 miles per hour. So if you collide with one it's going to hurt.

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Old 07-11-2013, 16:11
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I loved every minute of it. Without a doubt the best film you'll see this year.
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Old 07-11-2013, 18:04
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Saw it today in 3D and it really is the ultimate rollercoaster ride. I left the cinema literally feeling dazed and disoriented. Terrific performance from Sandra Bullock.
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Old 08-11-2013, 00:37
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Well this film was very disappointing - given the high praise from critics and viewers alike I was expecting something really special either in the action or drama department. I got neither. People are quick to praise technical achievements and 3D but if you'll notice most will admit that the story is as dull as dishwater, in fact there barely is a story. What we end up with is a simple A to B to C plot (which is Bullock hopping from one pod to the next) with nice graphics and a life-is-worth-living theme thrown in for good measure. At times dizzying, but mostly tedious and with a fairly ludicrous ending. As with Avatar people are raving about the 'experience' but forgetting about good storytelling and real emotional entertainment. Gravity may be an interesting ride, but that doesn't make it a good movie.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:40
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Well this film was very disappointing - given the high praise from critics and viewers alike I was expecting something really special either in the action or drama department. I got neither. People are quick to praise technical achievements and 3D but if you'll notice most will admit that the story is as dull as dishwater, in fact there barely is a story. What we end up with is a simple A to B to C plot (which is Bullock hopping from one pod to the next) with nice graphics and a life-is-worth-living theme thrown in for good measure. At times dizzying, but mostly tedious and with a fairly ludicrous ending. As with Avatar people are raving about the 'experience' but forgetting about good storytelling and real emotional entertainment. Gravity may be an interesting ride, but that doesn't make it a good movie.
Excellent and honest review. Totally agree with every observation you have made. I believed the pre-release hype and therefore came away bitterly disappointed.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:33
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yeah , I tend to agree that the critics are going OTT with their praise , Claudia Winkelman was virtually wetting herself the other night ,
its a very good movie , a groundbreaking movie , but its not the best thing ever made . I think some people will be disappointed because it's being called film-of-the-year and more by so many critics and it might not be for them .


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Old 08-11-2013, 12:52
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It would seem it has the Avatar style hype - style over substance because of the technical requirements to make the film.

Mark kermode has said it is a film he would recommend seeing in 3D which is a near first for him.
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Old 08-11-2013, 17:42
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Just come out of the Odeon West End and having a coffee to recover.( Dara O Brien and Stephen Merchant were at the same showing as an aside).

It is gripping - I would describe it as a Life of Pi in Space meets Castaway.

Story isn't trite more than very simple. A story of survival against all the odds. Def agree with every other comment that 3d is the way to go for this film. The debris effect can only be experienced in 3d and an integral part of the atmosphere and action.

Sandra Bullocks moment of disrobing from her space suit is very Alien/ Sigourney Weaver. My she's worked out for this film.
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Old 08-11-2013, 18:28
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I'm seeing this tonight in 3D
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