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I'll be seeing this within the next couple of days in IMAX(ish) and 3D.

Pumped.






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OMLandshark
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Didn't Durantula say this movie wouldn't do that well at the Box Office?


I'm waiting a while, but I'm going to bump my first thread about the trailers where over half the posters said it was going to be boring as frick, and GCA said it was going to bomb for sure. I'm going to wait a bit though.






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OMLandshark
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I don't see how Durantula could say there is no character arc. The entire movie seems to be a metaphor for rebirth and the struggle to live. Sandra Bullock starts as a scared, inexperienced rookie with nothing to live for, survives multiple disasters, at one point is floating in a fetal position with her tethers looking like umbilical cords, almost gives up and then survives, rising from the sea as if reborn. Presumingly to live a life where she does more than just go to work and then drive around all night as she did before this experience.


Great post. This is why this movie works for me on every level and deserves comparison to 2001. While 2001 was more about the human spirit, I'd say that Gravity was more about the spirit of life itself. It's all about the struggle to survive and evolving of the spirit that allowed life on our planet to thrive. The film works for me on every level.

Welcome to the board, BTW.



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Yes, perfectly said and I agree with every word of it.






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corndeaux
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I don't see how Durantula could say there is no character arc. The entire movie seems to be a metaphor for rebirth and the struggle to live. Sandra Bullock starts as a scared, inexperienced rookie with nothing to live for, survives multiple disasters, at one point is floating in a fetal position with her tethers looking like umbilical cords, almost gives up and then survives, rising from the sea as if reborn. Presumingly to live a life where she does more than just go to work and then drive around all night as she did before this experience


Hell of a post.







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Wizard_of_Aahs
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Welcome to the board, BTW.


Thank you. I've been lurking for a few years now and finally decided to join the fray.

Also, OMLandshark...I remember you from the Man of Steel thread and I have to say that I agreed with most of your comments.






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Blue Velvet
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re: "Gravity" Tomatometer Thread: 215 Reviews, 98% Fresh


Finally saw it.
8/10
I really enjoyed the experience.






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RollTide1987
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Gravity projected to finish #1 at the box office for a third straight weekend. This time box office experts expect it to make around $34 million.

Yeah...it has no replay value at all.



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Freauxzen
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Finally saw it.
8/10
I really enjoyed the experience.


Good to hear. To the Wonder is on my schedule tonight.






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Blue Velvet
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I was kind of annoyed with it when I left the theater; but now the more I think about it the more it grows on me. (to the wonder)

I probably won't see Gravity again and I think my 8/10 is generous. As much as I enjoyed the viewing experience, it just seems shallow; the dialogue was poor.






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ladytiger118
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There wasn't a whole lot of dialogue . More monologues than dialogues going on in that movie.



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Blue Velvet
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I would have preferred minimalism, honestly. Talking to herself, "praying", girl named Ryan, etc.... It was all too cliche for a movie that was pushing boundaries elsewhere.





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Wizard_of_Aahs
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I don't know. When people are alone and scared they do tend to talk to themselves. Also, many non-religious people will pray, even if for the first time, when they are faced with death. I got nothing for the girl named Ryan, other than I know a girl named Ryan.


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Blue Velvet
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When people are alone and scared they do tend to talk to themselves. Also, many non-religious people will pray, even if for the first time, when they are faced with death
I'm not saying it was wrong... I'm saying it seemed unnecessary. If it's not going to do something new, different, or as ground-breaking as the visuals--then do little or nothing; don't be mediocre.

It wasn't bad; it just wasn't anything special (script-wise). Can you imagine Clooney's remake of Solyaris with the visuals and effects of Gravity? That would have been something special. In 20 years when technology has changed the movies and the viewing experience and Gravity, like the vast majority of films, becomes outdated--what will be said of the rest of the movie? I'm not saying it survived purely on aesthetics, it just didn't do anything as great as it did the eye-candy routine. It's a dead-centered median between something like Avatar on one side and 2001 on the other. It was by no means stupid, but it left a lot to be desired.

I think Cuarón did better with Children of Men.



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It won't top $55 millions next weekend, I can tell you that shite for a fact.


Opened 10/4/13 and exactly 2 weeks later its at 123MM as it heads to weekend #3.....






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Just wanted to say Gravity was incredible. Definitely an eyegasm. Sandy held her own IMO.





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VanRIch
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Saw it last night. I wasn't blown away. It was great special effects but as an all around film, I feel like it fell flat in a few key areas. Character development, backstory and the desire to root for the protagonist, some others. I'm a screenwriter by hobby so I tend to pick movies apart a little more. I think it was more of a 3d experience than a true film.

6/10



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It was a butthole puckering experience that's a fack





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Peazey
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I saw it this afternoon. It was the first time that I have seen a 3d movie in quite some time. As is the consensus it is a very pretty movie, and I'm glad I got the experience. That medium just doesn't do a whole hell of a lot for me.

Good use of characters. The simplistic characters and themes fit the use of cinematography to make for a great compact experience. Making the characters more complex or developed would have only served as a distraction. It was a great ride.

I'll give it a 7/10. While I am glad that I had the experience, it just isn't the type of thing that I would fall in love with. I typically fall in love with movies that are a bit more cerebral. For that reason, I just really can't see comparing it with 2001 at all.






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Gravity finishes with nearly $32 million at the box office this weekend. #1 for a third straight weekend.

Durantula needs to eat his crow.







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