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Re: Gravitar

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

tomandlu wrote:Spoilers - do we need to add spoiler tags to film-threads once they're out, or can we just assume here be dragons?

If you're talking about Citizen Kane, I expect there to be spoilers when discussing Rosebud. Or for a more recent version, if you're talking about the Sixth Sense, I expect there to be spoilers when discussing the implications of "seeing dead people".

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So yes. You need spoiler tags when discussing something that isn't apparent from promotional materials that gives away plot elements.
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Re: Gravitar

Postby tomandlu » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:35 pm UTC

Adam H wrote:
tomandlu wrote:And another thing...

When Clooney sacrifices himself, what force exactly is meant to be pulling him away? She'd already stopped him dead afaict, and if anything, he should have crashed into her. My assumption is that the ISS must have been spinning and centrifugal force was responsible, but I didn't notice the spin if that was the case. Was there any sign of the station spinning, or was this a mistake?

This really really really bugged me until I thought of centrifugal force.

I'm pretty sure they don't show any spinning, but I'm OK with it because if the background was spinning that scene would have a very different feel to it. Chaotic instead of sad. There's so much spinning leading up to that part there needed to be a calmness at the end.

Well, IMHO they should have showed it. It wouldn't have had to be much IMHO for it to create a problem, and, if they fixed the camera relative to the station, it would have just been a slowly panning star scape in the background. Still, aside from the door and this, nothing really bugged me. The other mistakes felt organic enough for me to ignore.
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Re: Gravitar

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

Just saw, thoroughly enjoyed. There were definitely a few instances of artistic license, but pfft, by in large, it was pretty fantastic.

I personally think it would have been cool if they had explained, even in Hollywood terms via Clooney homilies, how some of the orbital mechanics work, but whatever. I had a blast, and definitely felt Sandra Bullock is a fucking bad ass.
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Re: Gravity

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:07 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I'm really worried this movie will feel super stressful and anxiety-inducing to me.

This was my main issue with it. I would rename it "Murphy's Law: Space Edition". Everything that could go wrong did, and the anxiety was too much for me.
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Re: Gravitar

Postby Zohar » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:46 pm UTC

Oh, update, if I didn't write here - I kind of adored it? I think it was my favorite movie of the past short while until I saw Frozen. And that changed until I saw Her. Well, maybe, Frozen is pretty excellent, I dunno.

Anyway the thread title now makes me think of gravity-benders, in addition to waterbenders and so on.
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Re: Gravitar

Postby infernovia » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:29 pm UTC

Guys, check out All is Lost if you want to watch another very well made man vs. nature film. He is on a boat, so it's easier to relate to.

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