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2013-10-09 10:38:27 AM
She should have run into a lovable, clumsy Gungan from Naboo who was always getting into outrageous predicaments with his outlandish antics.
 
2013-10-09 10:51:04 AM
They wanted to cast George Clooney and Sandra "rom com" Bullock as the leads? Wait...
 
2013-10-09 10:57:30 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: She should have run into a lovable, clumsy Gungan from Naboo who was always getting into outrageous predicaments with his outlandish antics.


I actually had a barf-burp reading that sentence. Why? Why in the hell would you bring that friggin' nightmare up?
 
2013-10-09 11:07:48 AM

FormlessOne: Bareefer Obonghit: She should have run into a lovable, clumsy Gungan from Naboo who was always getting into outrageous predicaments with his outlandish antics.

I actually had a barf-burp reading that sentence. Why? Why in the hell would you bring that friggin' nightmare up?



He's a part of the Design by Committee Committee.  He's calling from inside the thread!  Get out!  Get out of the thread!
 
2013-10-09 11:08:01 AM
Never really been a fan of Cuaron, but anyone who stands up to the suited morons in Hollywood to finally get something original out there gets a heart pat on the back from me.

As long as he doesn't have a suggested threesome and endless iris-outs like in Azkaban I may even go and see this movie
 
2013-10-09 11:19:29 AM
She should have had a hip, jive-talking assistant from the streets.  You know, to lighten up the tension.
 
2013-10-09 11:19:58 AM
Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.
 
2013-10-09 11:24:01 AM
One other thing... Sandra slipping off her space suit to just a tee shiat and undies.  Very nice butt and essential to the story.
 
2013-10-09 11:24:31 AM
It should be called gravity: unleashed!

/thank god cuaron has balls, favorite by far
 
2013-10-09 11:24:31 AM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-10-09 11:28:31 AM
This would have sucked as much as MAROONED if he hadn't stood his ground.
 
2013-10-09 11:29:30 AM

Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.


Oh bloody hell, I'm a geologist and liked Dante's Peak, though there were problems with that scientifically.  Granted Volcano was a steaming pile, but that was because the story was laughably insane.

The point is that you have to keep it in perspective that what you are watching is make believe.  The biggest thing about Gravity for me was seeing how awesome space could look on the big screen.

I'm looking at you captain lens flare...  Hell maybe this can signify the beginning of the end of the farking shaky cam too!
 
2013-10-09 11:32:28 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: She should have run into a lovable, clumsy Gungan from Naboo who was always getting into outrageous predicaments with his outlandish antics.


The worst part about that was it was entirely Lucas' idea.  I wish we could blame that on studio meddling.

I Am Legend using the completely retarded "herp derp they're all ebul let's blow them up" ending?  Pushing to make the 4th Die Hard a PG-13 movie to hit that idiotic tween crowd that rejected the movie anyway? Or how about Blade Runner's original "Harrison Ford narrates everything short of taking a dump" theatrical release?  Those we can definitely blame the studios for.
 
2013-10-09 11:34:17 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Oh bloody hell, I'm a geologist and liked Dante's Peak, though there were problems with that scientifically.  Granted Volcano was a steaming pile, but that was because the story was laughably insane.

The point is that you have to keep it in perspective that what you are watching is make believe.  The biggest thing about Gravity for me was seeing how awesome space could look on the big screen.

I'm looking at you captain lens flare...  Hell maybe this can signify the beginning of the end of the farking shaky cam too!


Cuaron is absolutely the man when it comes to showing how shiaty and stupid shaky cam is. Never been on the edge of my seat more than the rope shot of CoM
 
2013-10-09 11:36:49 AM

Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.


Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.
 
2013-10-09 11:39:47 AM

Brick-House: One other thing... Sandra slipping off her space suit to just a tee shiat and undies.  Very nice butt and essential to the story.


 Space herpes.
 
2013-10-09 11:42:42 AM

Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.


SAVE IT, NERD
 
2013-10-09 11:52:22 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.


But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.
 
2013-10-09 11:54:56 AM

Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.


We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.
 
2013-10-09 11:58:41 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.


I've spoken to many people and everyone has said it's just more Hollywood fantasy. They don't want to have to suspend their disbelief. People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.
 
2013-10-09 11:58:53 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.

stop reading weeners, please.
 
2013-10-09 12:03:24 PM
EVERY MOVIE DOES NOT NEED A ROMANTIC INTEREST!

Good god that would've been dreck.
 
2013-10-09 12:07:23 PM

Russ1642: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.

I've spoken to many people and everyone has said it's just more Hollywood fantasy. They don't want to have to suspend their disbelief. People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.


Everyone is apparently the 10%-13% of viewers who didn't like it.
 
2013-10-09 12:07:35 PM

Russ1642: People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.


This movie has a 97% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
 
2013-10-09 12:07:56 PM
They could have made the love story be flashbacks to when she drove cross country wearing diapers to murder her boyfriend.
 
2013-10-09 12:28:41 PM

Russ1642: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.

I've spoken to many people and everyone has said it's just more Hollywood fantasy. They don't want to have to suspend their disbelief. People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.


Which is why the biggest movie of the year is Iron Man 3, the biggest geek movie of the year is Pacific Rim, and this movie is now the leader in the Oscar race.
 
2013-10-09 12:51:04 PM

Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.


If you wanted the movie to be absolutely scientifically accurate, then it would have been 5 minutes long: Space debris destroys the shuttle, Sandra Bullock is flung off into space and is never seen again.
 
2013-10-09 12:55:15 PM

Stile4aly: If you wanted the movie to be absolutely scientifically accurate, then it would have been 5 minutes long: Space debris destroys the shuttle, Sandra Bullock is flung off into space and is never seen again.


GIS for "Sandra Bullock flung out into space"

www.blogcdn.com

/somehow relevant
 
2013-10-09 01:23:38 PM
WB, stop.

I swear if you fark up Godzilla...

/Pacific Rim, Gravity, what next?
 
2013-10-09 01:25:58 PM

Stile4aly: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

If you wanted the movie to be absolutely scientifically accurate, then it would have been 5 minutes long: Space debris destroys the shuttle, Sandra Bullock is flung off into space and is never seen again.


And the debris would flying the right way.
 
2013-10-09 01:30:55 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Oh bloody hell, I'm a geologist and liked Dante's Peak, though there were problems with that scientifically.  Granted Volcano was a steaming pile, but that was because the story was laughably insane.

The point is that you have to keep it in perspective that what you are watching is make believe.  The biggest thing about Gravity for me was seeing how awesome space could look on the big screen.

I'm looking at you captain lens flare...  Hell maybe this can signify the beginning of the end of the farking shaky cam too!


A geologist... Really? As it pertains to the movie Dante's Peak, I was stationed at Clark Air Base in 1991 when Pinatubo erupted and had an opportunity to work with the geologists from the USGS who were sent there to monitor the volcano. There are direct quotes in the movie that these guys made during the pinatubo eruption. And YES, having lived through Pinatubo and then watching the movie. Everything needs to be taken for  entertainment value.

Still, as I don't expect to go to space in this lifetime, that movie was great to give you that perspective.
 
2013-10-09 01:42:31 PM

Brick-House: Representative of the unwashed masses: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Oh bloody hell, I'm a geologist and liked Dante's Peak, though there were problems with that scientifically.  Granted Volcano was a steaming pile, but that was because the story was laughably insane.

The point is that you have to keep it in perspective that what you are watching is make believe.  The biggest thing about Gravity for me was seeing how awesome space could look on the big screen.

I'm looking at you captain lens flare...  Hell maybe this can signify the beginning of the end of the farking shaky cam too!

A geologist... Really? As it pertains to the movie Dante's Peak, I was stationed at Clark Air Base in 1991 when Pinatubo erupted and had an opportunity to work with the geologists from the USGS who were sent there to monitor the volcano. There are direct quotes in the movie that these guys made during the pinatubo eruption. And YES, having lived through Pinatubo and then watching the movie. Everything needs to be taken for  entertainment value.

Still, as I don't expect to go to space in this lifetime, that movie was great to give you that perspective.


Dante's Peak actually got a lot of stuff right, however there are the leaps of logic (driving your truck over lava, being able to outrun a pyroclastic flow...  But I can overlook those and enjoy it as a movie.
 
2013-10-09 01:46:43 PM

Trocadero: Stile4aly: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

If you wanted the movie to be absolutely scientifically accurate, then it would have been 5 minutes long: Space debris destroys the shuttle, Sandra Bullock is flung off into space and is never seen again.

And the debris would flying the right way.


If debris flying the wrong direction is ruining your enjoyment of the film, you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-10-09 03:27:37 PM
Did anyone else expect her to fend off crocodiles at the end?
 
2013-10-09 04:22:58 PM

Fano: Did anyone else expect her to fend off crocodiles at the end?


Dude!  Spoilers!
 
2013-10-09 04:29:17 PM
How about sharks.  Orbiting sharks...with friggin' laser beams attached to their heads.  Now *that's* how you fix a movie and put butts in the seats...
 
2013-10-09 05:48:09 PM

Russ1642: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.

I've spoken to many people and everyone has said it's just more Hollywood fantasy. They don't want to have to suspend their disbelief. People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.


1) Most of the audience wouldn't know any better.
2) What are your precise suspension of disbelief problems so we can critique whether or not they're rational complaints.

Unrelated, while I liked the movie, did anyone else feel the score was somewhat oppressive at times?
 
2013-10-09 07:06:53 PM

SamFlagg: Russ1642: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.

We're they wrong? Yours is the Weeners I've read critiquing that aspect. Everyone else seems to be heaping unconditional praise upon this movie.

I've spoken to many people and everyone has said it's just more Hollywood fantasy. They don't want to have to suspend their disbelief. People like movies that aren't so blatantly unbelievable.

1) Most of the audience wouldn't know any better.
2) What are your precise suspension of disbelief problems so we can critique whether or not they're rational complaints.

Unrelated, while I liked the movie, did anyone else feel the score was somewhat oppressive at times?


A moment that had me wonder was when Bullock had caught her leg and Clooney was pulling away when he reached the end of his tether. But how I seem to remember physics, he should have bounced back some, rather than pulling like he was hanging from a cliff.
 
2013-10-09 09:36:37 PM

Fano: A moment that had me wonder was when Bullock had caught her leg and Clooney was pulling away when he reached the end of his tether. But how I seem to remember physics, he should have bounced back some, rather than pulling like he was hanging from a cliff.


Wouldn't that depend on exactly how fast the whole collection of objects is spinning?  I'd imagine with that many chunks of stuff held together with both rigid and floppy connections that predicting accurate zero/micro-G movements would be a nightmare to model.  (as a matter of fact, that's pretty much what the guys got the chemistry Nobel for this morning, if on the atomic level)

Might as well have shiat whipping around for best visual and dramatic effect...that's why I got the IMax3D ticket.

/I really enjoyed it.
 
2013-10-09 09:50:39 PM

Bonzo_1116: Fano: A moment that had me wonder was when Bullock had caught her leg and Clooney was pulling away when he reached the end of his tether. But how I seem to remember physics, he should have bounced back some, rather than pulling like he was hanging from a cliff.

Wouldn't that depend on exactly how fast the whole collection of objects is spinning?  I'd imagine with that many chunks of stuff held together with both rigid and floppy connections that predicting accurate zero/micro-G movements would be a nightmare to model.  (as a matter of fact, that's pretty much what the guys got the chemistry Nobel for this morning, if on the atomic level)

Might as well have shiat whipping around for best visual and dramatic effect...that's why I got the IMax3D ticket.

/I really enjoyed it.


I'm thinking the line gave slack meaning she gave relative to him rather than him snapping back.  If it's the scene i'm thinking of at least.

The physics made sense on the micro (astronaut) level from what I remember, but not on the orbit level.  But that really didn't matter to me because everything else was awesome.

/could've gone without the last 10 or 15 seconds though
 
2013-10-09 11:16:09 PM

thecpt: Bonzo_1116: Fano: A moment that had me wonder was when Bullock had caught her leg and Clooney was pulling away when he reached the end of his tether. But how I seem to remember physics, he should have bounced back some, rather than pulling like he was hanging from a cliff.

Wouldn't that depend on exactly how fast the whole collection of objects is spinning?  I'd imagine with that many chunks of stuff held together with both rigid and floppy connections that predicting accurate zero/micro-G movements would be a nightmare to model.  (as a matter of fact, that's pretty much what the guys got the chemistry Nobel for this morning, if on the atomic level)

Might as well have shiat whipping around for best visual and dramatic effect...that's why I got the IMax3D ticket.

/I really enjoyed it.

I'm thinking the line gave slack meaning she gave relative to him rather than him snapping back.  If it's the scene i'm thinking of at least.

The physics made sense on the micro (astronaut) level from what I remember, but not on the orbit level.  But that really didn't matter to me because everything else was awesome.

/could've gone without the last 10 or 15 seconds though


When her feet were shown on sand I was expecting a Bengal Tiger to jump her.
 
2013-10-10 12:00:50 AM
In my super-secret fantasy ending, she came out of the water, turned and saw the apes on horseback coming after her.  Then, when they throw the nets on her, the screen goes black! Yay!
 
2013-10-10 12:15:39 AM
My favorite part was when Nick Fury recruited her for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
 
2013-10-10 03:34:31 AM

paulleah: In my super-secret fantasy ending, she came out of the water, turned and saw the apes on horseback coming after her.  Then, when they throw the nets on her, the screen goes black! Yay!


My ending was "she stands up, walks away, then flash back to her in the pod as her body goes still - END."
 
2013-10-10 09:51:07 AM

Russ1642: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Brick-House: Saw the movie
Liked the movie
but if you have any knowledge of orbital mechanics, it's best if you leave that at the ticket booth.

Leaving some of your knowledge to wait for you in the car can be said for any science fiction movie, to be honest.

But they didn't have to for this movie. They did it because they're lazy and think the audience is stupid.


The director admitted he took some liberties to make the story work.  He didn't do it because he thought the audience was stupid.
 
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