foo monkey: He wasn't stopped. He was continuing to pull her and stress the parachute lines. If he were stopped, the lines wouldn't have continued to slip off her leg. If he'd held on, they would have slipped off. If he'd given a little tug, it would have increased the stress and cause the lines to slip off.
wichitaleaf: Not every movie has to be a documentary.
It's Me Bender: why would anyone watch Carrie? The trailer has the entire plot.
Mentalpatient87: foo monkey: He wasn't stopped. He was continuing to pull her and stress the parachute lines. If he were stopped, the lines wouldn't have continued to slip off her leg. If he'd held on, they would have slipped off. If he'd given a little tug, it would have increased the stress and cause the lines to slip off.Yeah, and that's all bullshiat physics. Space does not work that way. There's "that's not quite how it works" and then there's "it works the completely opposite to that." They only did it so that Cloon-tang could have the most cheesy, self-indulgent sacrificial death I've ever seen. I was expecting him to strike a "on the cross" pose as he floated away..wichitaleaf: Not every movie has to be a documentary.I didn't want it to be, I just didn't want the main characters to be so unlikeable that I stopped caring if they lived.
Teetotaler: a stinker.
Raw_fishFood: I honestly do not get all the love for Gravity. Clooney was just Clooney in space, Bullock was just a tragic backstory, and while it looked really pretty there wasn't much depth to it.
Carth: I didn't think it was a bad movie. I as actually impressed they managed to make a decent PG-13 zombie movie even if it has nothing to do with the novel. I think it was also generally well reviewed so some people must have liked it.
E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Apos:Steve McQueen is deadI;d only watch the new Carrie if Travolta got killed in it
Fano: Looks like someone did see 6 Souls
Uncle Pooky: I was going to see Captain Phillips but then I read that the story is BS.
Mentalpatient87: Yeah, and that's all bullshiat physics. Space does not work that way. There's "that's not quite how it works" and then there's "it works the completely opposite to that." They only did it so that Cloon-tang could have the most cheesy, self-indulgent sacrificial death I've ever seen. I was expecting him to strike a "on the cross" pose as he floated away..
sloshyj: I don't know what film you haters watched, 'cause Gravity was pretty awesome. Greatly enjoyed it.
gingerjet: Oh boohoo
Jim_Callahan: So... why not just rent the original and watch that? It's better even side-by-side in every respect. Yes, the old one even has better special effects, and yes I'm using modern standards.
kling_klang_bed: Who even bothered to watch The Fifth Estate outside of Michael Moore? The film tries to paint him as a hero, even though the REAL guy behind the Wikileaks documents (that Manning guy-shemale-whatever) got the shaft and consequences, while Assage ran away with the accolades and not one glance of jail time.Just like 'Social Network', films about farking websites just ain't gonna get me excited. Unless they do a $200 million dollar Milfhunter movie with all the 80's action/Australian grindhouse action included.
fdlgrl: But seriously, no way someone with her Disturbed Past should be let into space.
Mentalpatient87: I'm still hung up on how disappointed I was with Gravity, and I'm gonna rant about it for a bit with a few SPOILERS. I saw the trailer months ago, I was excited as hell. I wanted to like this movie so bad, and I really did for the first bit. Then the action started happening, which was still cool. What killed it for me were Clooney, his godawful death, and Bullock.Clooney got just a bit too smarmy, and there was no reason for him to even die at all. She had him, he was stopped, just tug back and he's on a trajectory to safety! This is the only technical issue I'm gonna gripe about, I don't care that they took other shortcuts. If they really needed him to croak, they should have had him zinged by some space junk. The "let me go, I'm sacrificing myself for you" monologue thing was just... ugh. Shut the fark up, George Clooney. I can't even remember the character's name because he was just Clooneyed up to 11.Aaand Stone, Sandra Bullock. The Space Rookie. Serious question: why is she in space? How did she go from a nurse with a dead kid that only "works, sleeps, and drives" to repairing the Hubble? Why did whatever motivation she gained in that buffer time suddenly evaporate when shiat went down? Who the fark didn't even let this woman play some Kerbals before strapping her into a rocket? She was just so damn wishy-washy, it made me not care. The urgency of her getting back to safety was dampened by the fact that I would have been okay with her not making it.
gingerjet: Its a fark'n drama. And a very good one.
Brigandaca: No release dat for Filth in the US is seehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dtPity it is the best Irvine Welsh movie since Trainspotting and James McAvoy is fantastic in it.
sprawl15: gingerjet: Its a fark'n drama. And a very good one.It was a terrible drama. There was no reason whatsoever to care about any of the characters, the next goal was always clearly laid out and the dangers telegraphed, and even within the visible movie the characters' personalities and personal goals were largely irrelevant...in a movie where the only real 'danger' was from something utterly impossible/implausible (and many of the solutions were equally stupid).
Persnickety: It's about space and what it's like to try to function and survive in that utterly unfamiliar and hostile environment.
sprawl15: Persnickety: It's about space and what it's like to try to function and survive in that utterly unfamiliar and hostile environment.And they got space utterly farking wrong. That's the problem, it's shiat science as justification for shiat drama.
Infernalist: Popularity =/= Quality
WhyteRaven74: It's Me Bender: why would anyone watch Carrie? The trailer has the entire plot.Some people are saying this remake is better than the original
Persnickety: Yes, they took poetic license with uninteresting things like distances and orbitals heights.
Persnickety: Not really.
STRYPERSWINE: I gave my 11 year old non-sci-fi fan daughter a quick crash course on Newtonian Laws of Motion on the way to the theater and her only commentary about the movie was: "I wanted Sandra Bullock to die".
STRYPERSWINE: the only "mistake" that I caught was Bullock's tears drifting up at the camera
sprawl15: Persnickety: Yes, they took poetic license with uninteresting things like distances and orbitals heights.And the issues with intercept velocities (the speed of the Soyuz bled off by a fire extinguisher sprayed randomly), and the issues with the whole "you have to let me die to save yourself" situation being physically impossible, the issues with the basic premise for being in space (we need to put medical software on the Hubble and nobody knows it but a nurse), etc.
Persnickety: to be fair I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make about the fire extinguisher
Persnickety: The tension on a string in circular motion is directly proportional to the mass.
Persnickety: How do you know Sanda Bullock's character was just a nurse and nothing else?
Persnickety: This is a straight up man vs. nature story here.
sprawl15: It's like trying to make a serious movie about the issues involved with ocean travel in the 1800's and including an attack by a sea serpent
Persnickety: If this was wackland, what must you think of every other scifi movie and tv program ever made? Seems to me you are demanding perfection.
sprawl15: Also, ignoring the above, if there was circular motion, it would have applied to both her and Clooney - it would explain him floating away, but not her being pulled back, because that force would still be present. Draw a forces diagram; there's no way the situation as shown could have applied (even ignoring that they were clearly shown to be at rest) without a constant outward force plus rubber bands for parachute cables and Clooney providing just enough mass to tense the rubber bands and his release letting her bounce back.
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