It's manipulative and lacks restraint. There were several audible guffaws toward the end as people were clearly thinking, "Oh please, now what?" I half expected the movie to end with Skylab falling on her.
Apollo 13 was better.
Made my tits sag.
I am a big fan of Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien, which was a clever character driven sex road trip with great performances in them (esp Maribel Verdu's), but I am afraid that Gravity is just cool to look at, visually stunning, but the character driven aspect and the great acting is just not there. Clooney is horrible at acting, and Sandra is not really considered as a character actress. Her screaming in the trailer sounds more annoying than anything.
A contrarian thread that exists for no other reason than to be contrarian.
R3 you haven't seen it yet have you? People were laughing during several scenes, including the "womb" scene.
I think her screaming in the trailer sounds like she's having sex in there.
In the trailer Bullock seems to be playing the same "woman in despair" character she played in Speed.
Another thing I disliked is that George Clooney was playing "George Clooney" and Bullock was playing "the Sandra Bullock character" as R6 mentions. At least in "Blind Side" she was showing she could play somebody completely different than that.
Judy Davis should have played Sandy's role. No one does pent up terror/anger and full breakdown mode better.
r8 Yes, she's a very bankable performer.
I'm going to see it probably next weekend, but I'm expecting the film to be visually stunning only. Anything else will be a bonus. As I've said in another thread, the commercials don't make either Bullock or Clooney look appealing.
If you have Clooney, you don't need another bankable star R9.
R11 You're so right!
The biggest shock was how believable Liza was as an astronaut. I thought she stole the picture from Sandra and George. I just wish her character had lasted longer.
A terrible movie. I don't understand all the great reviews.
The self-congratulatory, inauthentically ennobled, unrealistic and overblown mess of every single scene left me feeling like I was losing my mind.
Would someone please start a "The I didn't like "The "I didn't like 'Gravity'" thread" thread"? TIA.
[quote] The self-congratulatory, inauthentically ennobled, unrealistic and overblown mess of every single scene left me feeling like I was losing my mind
Spare us, you shrieking, attention-deprived MARY!
I have no intention on seeing the movie.
Does Sandy die at the end?
It will suffer from the Black Swan syndrome, overhyped, and overpraised. When the noise dies down everybody realizes it was just pure schlock.
If you want to watch a great sifi drama, see Moon!
Do we have to have seen it? Can we not like it just based on the TV ads? Or because it's Clooney and Bullock? Or just generally, on principle?
I'll just wait for the bootleg that'll be online in a few hours.
I just saw it in IMAX. I was skeptical when I heard it was basically Sandra Bullock and her grating scream alone in space for two hours, but the special effects looked exquisite so I gave it a chance and... it was basically Sandra Bullock and her grating scream alone in space for two hours. And George Clooney doing his George Clooney thing, cheesy jokes and smug smirks and all.
Storywise, it was interesting for the first half hour, but they lost me when the space station she landed on set fire. By the time she swam up to the beach, I was half-expecting an earthquake to happen to just keep piling on. I have the feeling it would've made a great short film, but they had to make it 90 minutes, so a lot of the obstacles felt tacked on.
I think the flaws would've been less apparent if they had a more charismatic actress in the lead.
But whatever, I guess we have our 2014 Best Picture winner.
George has never opened or carried a movie.
He's a likable celebrity that everyone has agreed to call a movie star.
r21, she lives???
Yes, she lives.
Can someone please "spoil" the film for those of us who won't be seeing it? How does she survive hurtling through space with nothing to grab onto? How does she make it back to land? Is the land on Earth? Does it even remotely make sense, or is it a prettier Speed 2?
Storytelling 101 dictates that George Clooney dies so that Sandra may live.
Basically, she hops from space station to space station as random space debris destroys each one, and is about to resign herself to death until Ghost George Clooney tells her she's always had the power to bring herself home, so she prepares one of the space stations to land on earth, breaks through the atmosphere, crashes into the water, the water fills the cabin and nearly drowns her, but she swims out of there, and walks out onto a beach in her underwater.
Haha! That sounds terrible. Thanks R27!
R25 After space debris destroys their shuttle, she and Clooney jetpack over to the International Space Station which is conveniently nearby. But the ISS is also damaged from the debris shower. Clooney dies when she and he fail to make safe contact with the shuttle and he sacrifices himself by cutting his tether and drifting off into space. So now Sandy is in the shuttle but of course it's too damaged to allow her to go back to earth, but there is conveniently a Chinese space station near by that she can drive the space pod to. Of course at this point the ISS catches on fire. So she gets out of there in the nick of time and gets to the Chinese shuttle, and the Chinese shuttle takes her back to earth, where she lands in the water and almost drowns in the shuttle trying to get out and then gets tangled in seaweed as she swims to the surface. Then she kisses the ground, stands up, and Skylab falls on her.
The dummies like the Martian cartoon toy flying in the air, but that was from a Warner Bros cartoon and this is a Warner Bros film.
The worst thing was the corny corny bullshit dialogue - for dummies only. And of course Bullock and esp Clooney in their usual bullshitty film "characters." If they were truly in that situation, they would have dropped all of that cutesy and corny bullshit.
What's scary is people saying this is the greatest film etc - is the world that dumbed-down that this is taken as something great? Either the screenwriters are really dumb, or it was a cynical ploy as usual for more money by pitching to the lowest common denominator. And a global market - easy to translate. There was even a Chinese space station.
Really hated the wig. Made her hair look weird.
When they showed the head of the guy that was killed, did you think it looked fake - like a bad paper-mache project from a kid in elementary school? They showed it twice, and I thought "yeah, don't show that fake paper mache thing again."
It would have been funny if she drowned at the end. It would have more daring. The masses would have rioted, and cried.
They also could have had an alligator eat her in the end. I also thought as a lone scantily dressed women that maybe some villagers would find her and rape her and kill her.
Yes because that's what villagers do.
Sometimes that is what villagers do!
Yes, R34. There was this unearned pomposity to the whole thing. The writing and dialogue were cliched and too familiar and pat. It was badly written, seemingly deliberately, so fraus/dads and the unexamining hoardes can experience awe without insight. Go home and "live your life now!" stuff. It is a very shallow movie with unearned catharsis, delivered with maximum punch from the vfx.
We could have had a few unique exchanges from the characters, more intimacy. Seeing Clooney experience emotion - TERROR perhaps? - would have been interesting. He was so casual, with little underneath it.
The music was also very, very poor.
It's almost like a Transformers movie for coffee cradlers - lots of FX, little else on offer. I wouldn't have been able to sit through it were it not for the 3D and vistas from space (though there weren't enough of those either).
[quote]There was this unearned pomposity to the whole thing. The writing and dialogue were cliched and too familiar and pat. It was badly written, seemingly deliberately, so fraus/dads and the unexamining hoardes can experience awe without insight. Go home and "live your life now!" stuff. It is a very shallow movie with unearned catharsis, delivered with maximum punch from the vfx.
Yes, that was it. 100% correct.
It was awesomr
R34, thanks for mentioning the Marvin the Martian thing. When I watched the movie, and saw that floating by, I rolled my eyes because I knew someone would say that was their favorite part of the movie at some point. And, of course, everyone's diddling themselves over that part in the pro-Gravity thread.
Shows you how most critics just obey to HW powerful, intimidating, manipulating PR machinery.
How the hell did this crap get 98% on Rotten Tomatoes?
Why would the Marvin the Martian part be a favorite to anybody? It's product placement, and Mars had nothing to do with the story.
It's amazing what a bunch of emotionally stunted Americans will get all puffed up over. They like being talked down to.
Like the trailer for "Tree of Life," it looked like it was going to be something meaningful and special, but both times - a big, empty nothing. Both times a seductive, evocative trailer - then disappointment.
(Though Tree of Life was more artistic...and I love Days of Heaven!)
That inane Malick flick even got the golden Palm at Cannes.
How stupid certain critics can be ............ it's laughable.
It won't make it any better for some folks, but speculation is that she actually dies on re-entry, and the beach she makes it to is the afterlife. Do with that what you will.
What is that, R45, the "Tree of Life" interpretation?
I'm so glad I don't know any of you.
Looks like it's a chance for you to slip in another Tree reference. You're welcome.
OP, Gravity has to be better than Apollo 13 for the simple fact that the utterly repulsive, talent-free Clint Howard isn't in this and he was in that.
The symbolism in the film is so half-baked that asking whether or not she actually makes it to Earth (and "evolves" as shown by her crawling out of the ocean) is MOOT. MOOT, I tell you.
LOOKIT? SEE? I MADE HER LOOK LIKE SHE IS IN THE WOMB! IS SYMBOLISM! BECAUSE SHE IS REBRON BECAUSE SHE HAS JUST EXCAPED DEATH.
The only good thing about this movie is that Sandra might beat Oprah for the Oscar.
I think the best ending would have been if she'd drowned at the end.
All that struggle and heroism to get back to Earth, only to drown.
That would be funny.
There is a huge scientific error in that movie.. I won't ruin the movie but lets just say "it won't work like that in a vacuum"
R54, it's not a vacuum. It's about free-fall.
And yeah, there's more than one plot point that is physically impossible, but it doesn't matter much, it makes for a good story and there'd be no story without them.
Most movies would be pretty boring if they stuck to reality and the facts.
This wasn't a National Geographic documentary.
Still not the scientific error I was talking about and a big part of the movie (well not like a huge part but ...)
a Fire extinguisher would not propel her like that in the vacuum of space.
R58, actually, yes it would.
The only problem with that scene is that she wasn't holding it at her center of mass, so it would have sent her spinning.
But yes, it would have worked to propel her.
The biggest error is the "letting go" scene... George Clooney wouldn't have drifted away because there was no force driving him away.
The other error is that the Hubble and the Space Station aren't even remotely in similar orbits, so there'd be no way to get from one to the other. But you just sort of accept these things as they drive the plot.
The other thing I didn't like was that it was obvious that Sandra Bullock had killed her daughter, so I wasn't rooting for her.
r58 not it would not because the contents are under pressure - and in a metal container (a thin one at that) not really designed to operate in a vacuum. It would have either exploded or the entire content of it would have sprayed out uncontrolled. I would never work like a solid rocket booster.
You're delusional, R60
R62: No, it is clear that the Sandra Bullock character was modeled after Mrs. Patsy Ramsey, formerly of Boulder, Co.
Dr Neil deGrasse, AstroPhysicist, takes on the movie "Gravity." My favorite thus far..."Mysteries of #Gravity: Astronaut Clooney informs medical doctor Bullock what happens medically during oxygen depravation." LOL!!
The Bullock character was definitely responsible for her daughter's death. Cuaron has confirmed it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Just tweeted this:
@neiltyson My Tweets hardly ever convey opinion. Mostly perspectives on the world. But if you must know, I enjoyed #Gravity very much.
I would have loved it had she died in space.
You queens are nuts, the movie is amazing! I'm in the movie industry and can be a harsh critic, but this was unfreakingbelievable.
You sound like the queens who snark and bitch about EVERYTHING! Loosen up and have some fun. It was an amazing movie experience.
Bret Easton Ellis tweeted the New Yorker's review of Gravity this morning. There are a lot of things that I also agree with.
Not to be a Breaking Bad and "New Golden Age of Television" stan, but the quality balance between TV and film right now has shifted so much that all decent movies are judged with a relative curve. Yeah, it's an alright movie. But the fact that it attempted an interesting story with a unique approach using big studio bucks, in direct opposition to every other shitty movie out there, does not a masterpiece make.
Nice to see that the New Yorker critic used his Gravity pan to once again suck the dick of Joss Whedon for his own overrated tripe.
LOOKIT IS RUSSIAN ICON IN RUSSIAN SHUTTLE AND BUDDHA IN CHINESE SHUTTLE. IS SYMBOLISM OF MAN.S UNVIERSAL NEED FOR GOD. BECAUSE SANDRA BULLCKS HAS LOST HER FAITH IN GOD BECAUSE HER BABBY DIED. SHE LEFT EARTHS BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO FIND GOD IN SPACE BUT GOD LIVES IN PEOPLE. SHE REALIZES THIS WHEN SHE HEARS THE FRENCHMAN TALKING TO HIS BABBY ON THE RADIO. ONCE SHE REALIZES THIS SHE CAN RETURN HOME TO EARTHS AND IS REBORN!
lol, R72. That's it!
Some of you bitches really seem to want to over-think things.
Whatever happened to just enjoying the ride?
LOOKIT IS FROG. IS SYMBOL OF SANDRA BLALOCK'S REBIRTHS AND ALSO EVOLUTIONS JURNEY FROM THE OCEAN TO THE LAND. SANDRA EMMERGES FROM PRIMORDIAL WATERS TO PRIMEVAL FOREST LIKE OUR ANCESTORS, THE MIGHTY AMPHIBIANS. WE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE, FROM THE STARS TO THE SEA TO THE LAND. LIKE A GRAND AND MIRACULOUS SPACESHIP, OUR PLANET HAS SAILED THROUGH THE UNIVERSE OF TIME. YOUR VEHICLE DOORS WILL OPEN AUTOMATICALLY. PLEASE TAKE YOUR BELONGINGS AND WATCH YOUR STEP ON THE MOVING PLATFORM.
Alfonso explains it all so we can understand!
Alfonso, did you REALLY write that tripe script with your kid?
So glad to have found this thread! I hated this movie and even walked out after 45 minutes. ( i would have left earlier but was trying to be polite to my companion who was enjoying it). Such drivel...and such unremitting loud drivel....always at the same high pitch of danger/agony/terror. The gross smashed-in face of the dead astronaut was when I started to be disgusted with the whole thing. When George Clooney left the scene I lost interest even further...at least he had a soothing voice and seemed to have some personality. Arrgh. When I heard about the ending (not that I really cared at all) I had to laugh. OMG! Such melodrama and such nonsense. Why has eveyone liked it? Why 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Again, thank you all for your comments, i was beginning to think there was something the matter with me .
R78, it's long past time you considered the fact that the problem here is YOU, not everyone else.
Go back to the other thread!
Come on, keep the anti-"Gravity" comments coming - we have to make this thread longer than the pro-Gravity thread.
I am just stunned how a big empty nothing is getting such raves.
At least Avengers was character driven and had a great story and script. Gravity only has great visuals. RDJ, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo never gave bad performances unlike Clooney. Even Evans and Hemsworth gave believable, great performances. Clooney NEVER does. Bullock is also not what I would call an interesting actress.
Seems Cuaron focused only on the camera work and forgot that great movies need good characters and compelling story telling in them as well.
i thought tie dream sequence was cheap as hell. As others have pointed out telling a doctor what happens when you are oxygen deprived is odd. Her hair not moving in zero grav, the fire extinguisher as a propellant...blech.
The religious symbols in each craft sledgehammer obvious.
It's strange, though, R84. I realize each card addressed each nation's spiritual preoccupations, but so what? Are these symbols suggesting that we voyage into space in the name of our gods? The themes and symbolism were banal and unfocused. Comparing this film - a true technical feat, but that's it - against the almost mystical and still-mysterious 2001 would be a big, big mistake.
Aaaaaaa ehhhhhhh uhhhhhhh. That's the summary of the movie.
She actually dies halfway through the film.
I kept waiting for the song but Clooney and Bullock didn't sing a note.
Fuck you R81, you bitter, envious no-taste-having douchebag fuck-face. The PRO-"Gravity" thread will always trump this bullshit travesty of a thread full of haters.
On my way to bump the PRO-"Gravity" thread...
The obvious ass kissing of China made me laff.
Look at R89, angrily butting in on the truth thread about Gravity.
Remember, discuss anything bad about it, no matter how small. Too bad we don't have the script - we could all post stupid lines. None of the lines were memorable - they were all too bland and stupid.
[quote] Come on, keep the anti-"Gravity" comments coming - we have to make this thread longer than the pro-Gravity thread.
You're very mature and not bitter and childless at all.
Yes, totally aiming at the Chinese market. I guess we will see this in more and more movies.
I am not even sure they would have a Buddha - I believe they are officially atheists. More likely they would have the good luck cat.
Maneki-neko (good luck cats) are Japanese, not Chinese.
Isn't spirituality illegal or punishable by death in Red China? Such bullshit, that "Gravity".
The Chinese love them, too, R94
No, it's not punishable by death, r95. China actually recognizes five religions.
[quote]The Chinese love them, too,
Yes, you see them in Chinese and Vietnamese here in the US, where non-Asians tend to clump them all Asian cultures together.
But not in China.
FIlms are being made with China in mind. Huge blockbusters do extremely well in China. A bomb here (cough lone ranger cough) can do gang busters in China.
back to I didn't like gravity...
the movie was a sham. Clooney's toupe would not have stayed on in zero gravity. There should have been a grey/black rug flying right by Sandy Bullock.
I haven't seen it but it sounds like they got one thing right: there's a lot of junk in outer space and humans are to blame. So that part of it, that there are all these space stations, etc, is realistic. Also, the whole "drifting off into the galaxy" is unrealistic because things that are caught in earth's orbit don't just break out of it. And there are some small things, smaller than humans, that are in earth's orbit.
I really liked it!
I was a big space geek as a kid, so it was really cool to me to see a space mission depicted so realistically. The science nit picks mentioned are so small. The child who loved space and studied the Space Race loved seeing the physics of it on screen, the inside of a Soyuz capsule, the docking camera at work, the capsule separate into its stages, the inside of the ISS, spacewalks / EVA... it was all cool, and while not perfect, depicted with a reality technologically impossible until now.
2001 had its share of science issues... a rotating capsule would need to be much, much larger to supply the gravity seen on Discovery One, for starters.
Gravity was not deep, did not have a big message... it was just a harrowing tale of someone out of her element struggling to survive, with some fantastic eye-porn. What a treat for the senses and for lovers of space!
Ryan Stone was never in space. She crashed while driving.
It is all an illusion.
LOOKIT HER NAME IS STONE IS METAPHOR FOR EARFFS. EARFFS IS BIG STONE.
The only thing more tedious than the constant raves are the scientific rebuttals.
Sorry, thought it was great. Though the ending was Planet of the Apes bad.
Clooney and Bullock in space! What's not to love?
[quote]it doesn't matter much, it makes for a good story
Sounds about right.
I definitely expected more, not only based on the reviews, but based on the hype coming out of the film festivals.
But I still enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it more if I'd known it was nothing more than an action movie, where corny dialogue and high school-level symbolism are par for the course.
I've read of a couple of people walking out because they felt motion sickness, but I can't imagine anyone else walking out unless they walked in planning to walk out at the first sign of a weak plot point...
If Keanu had played the Clooney role it would have been better
In reply to 107 i walked out, as I already wrote ( I am number 78, I think) BUT I expected and hoped to like it. It just became an assault on my senses and dragged on and on.
[quote]It just became an assault on my senses and dragged on and on.
Yeah, ninety minutes is way too long for a movie. I agree, it was an assault on your senses, which was integral to the movie.
Maybe you should stick to cartoons. They are shorter and now edited for content.
R110, ninety minutes is too long for a movie where the core storyline could be told in thirty minutes, and the rest of the running time is padded with a lot of tacked on faux conflicts that never rang true.
If you liked the movie so much, then head over to the pro-Gravity thread where they're all fingering their assholes over it. This is for people who didn't see what all the fuss was about.
Where's the "I don't think I like the uptight nit-picky prissy assholes who don't like gravity" thread?
I just don't get it. The movie sucked and the ending was even worse.I would rather watch paint dry.But if you like watching a Woman floating in space for 90min do yourself a favor and seek help asap before it's to late.
[quote]The East Village of RENT is no less sentimental or cliched or cartoony than the Paris of LA BOHEME.
This is a good point!
Oops wrong thread! How does that happen?
Might as well give my GRAVITY two cents: I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, but afterwards I felt it was all a little too pat. Still a great experience. George Clooney was annoying and miscast, though.
[quote]I definitely expected more, not only based on the reviews, but based on the hype coming out of the film festivals.
I finally saw it, and I agree. It was OK. Nothing fantastic, and I was a little let down based on the reviews.
God, I hate the society we live in, in which do nothings who have never created anything in their entire lives bash very solid work because it's oh so cool to be snarky and above anything and everything. This thread is a prime example of that.
Gravity isn't perfect, but it's a technological wonder that actually made me feel something and I think it's a film that will stand the test of time.
I sometimes wonder if any of you people like anything, ever.
I didn't like Sandra floating in underwear in 3D through the entire movie. If they had cut her out would have been a great movie. I was really disappointed since i used to like her.
It's a good point. This is where the backlash against feminism leads us - a dumb movie with a female heroine allowed to exist if she is in underwear for most of the movie.
Nothing more than a fantastic screensaver!
If you people knew the difference between a shuttle and a space capsule, maybe you'd have enjoyed it more. Russian "shuttle", Chinese "shuttle" my ass.
There is nothing more pathetic than seeing people who can't take criticism R117. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, just because someone worked hard on something doesn't mean a single other person is required to like it or be doting or complementary. People will like your work, or not, and you have to accept whatever their opinions are and maybe even listen objectively to see if you can understand their points. You should grow up.
I am ecstatic to find this communal disdain for such a hot steaming heap of cinematic excrement.
I of course and as usual am restraining myself as to my true feelings about the alleged "masterpiece"
Well, you have a reason to be snarky when the majority of critics hype up a movie and when you finally see it, it does not live up to the expectations at all.
I always think, because Hollywood industry is in a bit of a crisis, movie critics are being bought by studios to write good reviews.
A movie with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, who during promotion spin the gossip rumor machine they have something going on reeks mediocre. Oldest and cheapest HW trick in the book.
Don't believe the hype
I enjoyed Gravity, but I doubt it will do well at The Oscars for one simple reason: it's heavily reliant on 3D IMAX technology. Most Academy members rely on screeners. Take away the experience of seeing gravity as it was intended and you're left with a boring film with an underdeveloped script.
What happened to studying the character and trying to think and behave like one. Did Bullock confuse a scientist with a stripper?
R123, I think you're confusing a few bitter malcontents and contrarians for a "communal distain".
I think audiences are not really as pleased with Gravity as the critics would like us to believe.
I've talked to dozens of people at work who have seen it. They all LOVED it.
You're fooling yourself. You're in a very, very tiny minority.
Many people liked slavery a long time ago but that didn't make it a good thing. I personally found this movie sexist. I went to watch it hoping to like it but it disgusted me.
Of course "the people at work" liked it. They are idiots.
Not so sure about Gravity being liked by the public as much as Rotten Tomatoes ratings would like us to believe.
Gravity reminds me a bit of Black Swan, once people saw it many thought they were fooled by critics and a big hype campaign.
Some audiences might not care about a stupid story and bad acting, but some moviegoers actually appreciate being not just slapped with flashy visuals but with something that has substance.
well, after looking forward to it for so long, I finally saw it this afternoon, the very last day for IMAX 3D in my area before it is replaced with Ender's Game.
The visuals were so stunning and engrossing. And EVERY FUCKING WORD OF ITS COMPLETELY ASININE DIALOGUE should have been excised. HORRIBLE. And the swelling, bombastic music should have been cut out as well. Oh, and Sandra should have drowned at the end: Gravity. With those changes - and with somebody else to play Clooney's part, someone less "Clooney" (and who doesn't "nobly" die to save her but instead just misses his catch and flies off helpless to die) - Gravity would have been a really fucking awesome movie.
Such a frustrating movie experience. At one point I literally put my fingers in my ears to stop having to hear the insulting stupidity and just be able to watch the beautiful, mesmerizing things on the screen.
That is exactly how I felt, R133. What a waste of excellent special effects. Dumb dialogue. Very dumb. Destroyed the mystery of space.
(just as an aside: to whoever posted at r103/r75/r72/r51, you are awesome.)
I feel that I was cheated out of my money and then abused. Alfonso Cuarón deserves to be tortured by being made to watch his movie and Sandra Bullock deserves to be tortured by being made to watch an enlarged undressed female in 3D for an hour and a half.
"Always at the same high pitch of danger/agony/terror."
The movie has huge flaws, but sorry, this is just not true.
I watch movies to enjoy and get inspired. But the only thing this movie seemed to portray is that even scientist women are neither smart nor brave but would readily take their clothes off and keep them that way. It is a good thing that this is just a stupid movie and not the reality but it was so disturbing that I am still trying to shake it off.
It was a very good, taut flick.
The ending was open-ended. I think she dies gasping for air under a tidal wave of bull-crap.
Saw this today. As a purely cinematic experience it was awesome. The script was weak. Sandra was excellent. George Clooney seemed to really enjoy his Buzz Lightyear gig.
Contrary to what R125 said, I think no one will appreciate this film more than people in the industry who know how awesome its achievements are. This is the film to beat at the Oscars this year. Sandy won't win, George hopefully won't snag a nominaton, it won't win screenplay but Cuaron and Best Picture are a lock along with every tech award going.
It's the film to beat in a year that gave us 12 Years a Slave?
I think 12 Years A Slave has a lot of awards potential, obviously. It could win Best Actor, the Best Supporting trophies, Adapted Screenplay. I still think Blanchett will win Best Actress. But Gravity is going to win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Editing, Sound Editing.
The Academy isn't stupid. Giving Gravity Best Picture is as good for The Academy as it is for the film.
Directors round table with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler)
Directors round table with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler)
That was an interestng roundtable discussion. Thanks for posting that.
I think they should hold off any more movies about slavery or the Holocaust until they make a decent one about Stonewall.
[quote] Ghost George Clooney tells her she's always had the power to bring herself home
So he's the Glenda the Good Witch of the story.
Jeez, turn in your gay card.
It wasn't me, it was Steve Jobs.
I hated it too. Everyone I know loved it though. Idiots.
Everyone likes GRAVITY. You numbnuts in here professing to hate it are just trying to go against the grain.
Sandy has already begun her award-winning streak for her excellent role. She is to be honored at the Palm Springs Film Fest.
Not true, r152. I also hated titanic when everyone loved it.
I saw it last night at Maryland's last drive-in, The Bengies, but even the largest screen in the U.S. couldn't turn this turd into gold! I couldn't believe the WHOLE movie was about her escaping from an accident. Two decades ago did anybody see the Apollo movie where they lost their air scrubbers? Way better & less self absorbed!
My working college saw it last weekend and she thought it deserved not nearly the hype it has gotten over the last weeks.
Try rewriting that sentece, r155. It makes no sense.
[quote]even the largest screen in the U.S. couldn't turn this turd into gold!
Your obvious trolling is so unbecoming. You have ZERO taste in determining what a good film is. Do us all a favor, DON'T go into filmmaking.
Lee Daniels comes off as an annoying twat on that roundtable. Ben Stiller is a close second.
I thought it was really interesting when Cuaron was talking about movies and how they are being seen now and what people think about them in 30 years.
Almost like he admitted that Gravity was a big over bloated joke. But nowadays people are still talking about Y Tu Mama Tambien.
Stiller definitely had a place there, his Tropic Thunder was such a great movie. Also it's interesting to have an opinion from an actors point of view.
This movie was like a joke that wasn't funny. The only reward it deserves is a golden dick.
I could have written you post, R133.
HORRIBLE movie. Sandra Bullock's face looked like a mask. Botox galore. In some shots she looked like Cher. Why would someone with an immobile face be considered for an Oscar?!
Did she borrow that wig from Julia Roberts when she played Peter Pan?
Clooney - does he even bother to act anymore? What a non fucking performance.
The dialogue is embarrassingly banal.
Isn't Bullock's character basically a frau in space?
[R117] 👏 Thank You! Everyone wants to be a critic these days.
What the fuck is that smudge on R163's post? I thought I had dropped food on my screen or it was cum spatter.
Stop gossiping! Words can Heal!
Thanks everyone who honestly bashed this movie! I felt so bad after watching it but your words healed me.
Usually when I go to the cinema I stay 'til the end of credits. This time I left as they start scrolling while thinking "90 minutes of unlikely ridiculous boring movie? That's it? I want my money back!". The last scene made my jaw drop. And this shit is in competition for Academy Awards. Fuck...
OK -- please forgive me, but I don't have the patience to read this entire thread.
Still, I wanted to comment that, in the first five minutes of this movie (which is all I'll be watching), you already have been forced to accept the cliche of the incompetent woman who needs to be saved by the manly man -- while we watch her scream like a little bitch.
What year is this?? Women are STILL the weaker (and dumber) sex even when they have Ph.D.s and are physically and mentally qualified to go into outer space?
Tell me again that there's no such thing as white male privilege.
You're all stupid. GRAVITY was the best film of 2013.
Despite all the damage control that has been going on in this thread, gravity is still the stupidest movie of all times.
No, but it IS the winner of the most Oscars this year, so up yours, R170.
Just watched Gravity (over two nights) ... I wanted to like it but didn't. Clooney was very unconvincing as an astronaut.
It's hard to like something disgusting. Of course this is all too relative. If Cloony was floating in underwear I could have been more forgiving. I guess I was not the target audience. Still all the oscars tell me is that for every train there are passengers. I am glad some people got rewarded for their work but as a general idea the movie was a big YUUUUUK.
[quote]If Keanu had played the Clooney role it would have been better
All we are is space dust in the solar wind, dude.
The Alfonso Cuaron CAPS Troll was awesome!
Yes! Yes! Bring back the Alfonso Troll!!!
Just saw this on HBO and it put me to sleep, stealing plot lines and sfx from "2001: A Space Odyssey," the TV series "Lost in Space," and especially the movie "Contact," in which Jodi Foster was fantastic.
When Jodi was talking to herself, she was very convincing. Loved David Morse in this too, and all the other actors.
"Gravity" has a thin story, laughable acting as neither Sandra nor George can act, and nothing we haven't seen before in the way of sfx.
Don't tell me you have to see it on a big screen, because we did (although not Imax,) and it is boring and predictable on any screen.
Other than the fact most of America has no education or taste (how else do you explain the Kardasians and Honey Booboo?), I can't figure why this was such a success. Do Sandra and George have that many fans?