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 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I saw the film last night. Here's what I wrote at another board I post at:
I got $10.00 to spend on myself, so I went and saw a movie. It cost exactly $10.00 -- go figure.


So I went and saw "Gravity". Well worth the money.

I just got back -- it was a late night showing. So, a mostly empty theater and not a lot of talking from movie goers.


Great movie. I'm not saying it's an all-time classic, but it's good strong. Strong drama, good charcters, and the writing was terrific.


The following may contain some spoilers, but I'll try to keep them to a minimum.:


It's a routine space repair mission. They're upgraing the Hubble telescope. Everything is fine until Houston announces Russia has launched a missile to take out one of it's own satelittles and it creates a debris field which causes a chain reaction and more satellites are taken out and a huge debrisfield is created, now heading straight for the five of them. Now Clooney and Bullock must try to survive.


It's a dramatic rollercoster, with nice quieter moments, trying to get back to Earth.


I wish I could say this movie had it all, but there was one quite lacking factor: the film's score.
The film's score cheapened the whole thing; it made it sound like some NBC prime time movie scored by some police-proceedrial composer.
It was even poorly handled emotionally; often scenes had music that was trying to make you feel emotion rather than become one with the scene or help carry it. The score felt wrong for a number of scenes and even made me think what the hell was the compsoer thinking? It felt like a faux emotion was created by the music and that made even the most emotional scenes, seem emptier than they should have been.
I have no idea if there were any scene after the end credis, because the overpowering and annoying end credits score drove me out of the theater.

This is a score that shoudl have been replaced. In fact, I am still for replacement even now. This was obviously ripe scoring ground for people like Cliff Eidelman and Alan Silvestri. it could be rescored in time for other countries where it hasn't opened yet, or DVD release.

This and "Attack the Block" -- guess I'm just not a fan of Steven Price.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Double post.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, a mostly empty theater and not a lot of talking from movie goers.


I totally love it when that happens to me.
(Not that it's not also fun in a packed room.)

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

How great is it that Scarlet started out as a teenager so we have at least two decades of uber sexiness!
brm

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)



I wish I could say this movie had it all, but there was one quite lacking factor: the film's score.
The film's score cheapened the whole thing; it made it sound like some NBC prime time movie scored by some police-proceedrial composer.
It was even poorly handled emotionally; often scenes had music that was trying to make you feel emotion rather than become one with the scene or help carry it. The score felt wrong for a number of scenes and even made me think what the hell was the compsoer thinking? It felt like a faux emotion was created by the music and that made even the most emotional scenes, seem emptier than they should have been.
I have no idea if there were any scene after the end credis, because the overpowering and annoying end credits score drove me out of the theater.

This is a score that shoudl have been replaced. In fact, I am still for replacement even now. This was obviously ripe scoring ground for people like Cliff Eidelman and Alan Silvestri. it could be rescored in time for other countries where it hasn't opened yet, or DVD release.



LOL.

No. Just no.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating.

At least we can look forward to the re-do of this scene: big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating.

At least we can look forward to the re-do of this scene: big grin



They could never do the original justice. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

In regard to Gravity, I think I'll defer to the guy who's *actually* been in space.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gravity-review-by-astronaut-buzz-639883

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

"NBC---THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating"
-------------------------------
Looks like, Sig



The way I missed that in the original post reminds me of a different Shelley Long movie. I must be . . .

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I've never thrown in with Neil deGrasse Tyson, largely because of the Internet cult that surrounds him - which he is most definitely pandering to in those statements.

Actually, it sounds like he's pandering more towards scientific discussion but we know you already make your assumptions based on things having "Internet cults." Heaven forbid a lifelong science-obsessed and educated man reach out to the public and incite discussion, luckily LeHah is here with wisdom for the ages.

Mr. Tyson finished his remarks with: "My Tweets hardly ever convey opinion. Mostly perspectives on the world. But if you must know, I enjoyed Gravity very much." And, most telling: "Mysteries of Gravity: Why we enjoy a SciFi film set in make-believe space more than we enjoy actual people set in real space."

Thanks above for the link to the Buzz Aldrin comments. It's nice to hear from him now and again, as he's a defining figure in the American canon. I thought Gravity was a fantastic film, scientific flaws and all, and that's what matters. The "Internet cult" needs to stop concerning themselves with what others think about films, and create their own thoughts and opinions.

 
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