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Kevs-the-name
08-24-2014, 11:31 AM
I have just wasted an hour and a half of my life, (that I'll never get back) watching GRAVITY.

I am amazed that this film managed to get so many awards etc.
it is awful!

Typically, the hype outways the movie.

No real story, no anything. In MY opinion, a pointless thing.

....unless I missed something?

sim4lin
08-24-2014, 12:56 PM
....unless I missed something?

You didn't miss anything.
That movie was painful to watch... A 30 minute vignette stretched out to 90 minutes.

connor013
08-24-2014, 01:12 PM
You guys are kind.

I think it would have been a pretty good trailer, as long as they kept it short of two minutes.

dirtiestkidever
08-24-2014, 05:45 PM
I think you may have watched it the wrong way with the wrong expectations. I saw it in 3D IMAX knowing that is was a corny action movie basically just made for 3D IMAX viewing. It felt more like an amusement ride than a movie. Plot was not great (barely even had one). The premise (and most of the movie) was totally unbelievable. But I thought it was probably the best money I ever spent at the movies. I loved it.

niwenomian
08-25-2014, 11:43 AM
I saw it in the theater and was the only one in my viewing group with anything positive to say. I liked the cinematography. I agree with what DKE says above about the plot and premise. I don't think I would enjoy watching it at home.

Cheeso
08-25-2014, 11:56 AM
I thought it was great and I really enjoyed it.

sim4lin
08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
I think you may have watched it the wrong way with the wrong expectations. I saw it in 3D IMAX knowing that is was a corny action movie basically just made for 3D IMAX viewing. It felt more like an amusement ride than a movie. Plot was not great (barely even had one). The premise (and most of the movie) was totally unbelievable. But I thought it was probably the best money I ever spent at the movies. I loved it.

Hmmm... I should maybe invest in a digital home theatre!

stevepetergal
08-26-2014, 06:27 AM
I liked it a lot.

katysax
08-26-2014, 06:53 AM
When you said, "endured" I laughed. That's how I felt. The cinematography was great but it had no story, no human interaction, and the metaphor to the birth of the human race was laughably silly.

HBolte
08-26-2014, 07:17 AM
As a pilot, fan of NASA and one who likes movies I agree. The movie sucked!! Complete waste of time. I don't think it would have made it to theaters had Clooney/Bullock not been in it.

Cheeso
08-26-2014, 08:05 AM
and the metaphor to the birth of the human race was laughably silly.
I don't think that was the metaphor. There's a nod to evolution, but it was more of the rebirth of Bullock's character, who was being reborn/breaking out of her cocoon and living again.

gyosh
08-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Watch this.

Guaranteed good!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICMT0w-A7Us

VegasGeorge
08-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Don't dispair, you weren't the first to be pulled in by Gravity!

Freeda
08-27-2014, 02:52 AM
Yep, it was terrible.

Bill Mc
08-27-2014, 04:41 AM
I watched Gravity at home and loved it. But had I despised it as much some members here claim, I'd have turned Gravity off within fifteen minutes and played my uke.

hoosierhiver
08-27-2014, 05:19 AM
Haven't seen it, mostly because the idea of Sandra Bullock as an astronaut is too unbelievable for me.

Cheeso
08-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Haven't seen it, mostly because the idea of Sandra Bullock as an astronaut is too unbelievable for me.

Well, it's called "acting" for a reason.

RichM
08-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Well, it's called "acting" for a reason.

Wait... so Sandra Bullock isn't really an astronaut?

And Martin Freeman isn't really a Hobbit?

And Benedict Cumberbatch isn't really a detective? And Martin Freeman isn't, in addition to being a Hobbit, also a doctor-sidekick?

I don't believe in nuthin' anymore.

Kevs-the-name
08-29-2014, 04:38 AM
Great worldwide response!

Its funny how so many people think the same thing.... Great cinematography, rubbish everything else.
I just think the whole awards thing is overhyped and biased.
why does 1 movie get nominated (and win) SO many things? when others don’t even get a nomination?
I wonder how many are financially motivated/purchased?

seeso
09-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Saw it in 3D. It was awesome. I loved it.

ZoŽ Bestel
12-22-2014, 02:14 AM
Watched it at home. I enjoyed it. Quite liked that the plot wasn't complicated, wasn't keen on the ending mind, but it felt reasonably realistic if something like that did happen. Thought the whole film conveyed the nothingness of space rather well.

Friend utterly hated it.

hammer40
12-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Just saw this recently, I was anticipating a really good movie based on all the award hoopla it had. I was extremely disappointed, to say the least.

Paul December
12-25-2014, 07:24 AM
I saw it in 3D at a good theater and visually it was spectacular...
...that was more than enough for me.

coolkayaker1
12-25-2014, 07:35 AM
I watched the trailer and, thus, I saw the whole movie.

hammer40
12-25-2014, 08:06 AM
I saw it in 3D at a good theater and visually it was spectacular...
...that was more than enough for me.

Yes, I agree visually it was very good.


I watched the trailer and, thus, I saw the whole movie.

In hindsight...true dat!

kvehe
01-11-2015, 12:01 PM
I rarely go to movies. I went to see this. Now I remember why I rarely go to movies. What a complete waste of time and money. Fortunately, the popcorn was excellent.