Gravity breaking the modern rules

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October 14th, 2013 at 7:42:04 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Gravity is in some ways a throwback. A movie that is attractive to all ages; builds on word of mouth and good reviews; doesn't exhaust it's entire viewing audience in a few days; is attracting adults to special showings in 3D and IMAX; and may mark the return of a movie with a successful boxoffice to the Best Picture contender.

Gravity's 10 day boxoffice equals that of World War Z which is ranked #8, but it is has more legs than almost every recent movie.

As this is the fourth big hit for Sandra Bullock (who is approaching the age of 50) she seems to be rapidly approaching the top actress in film today.
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October 14th, 2013 at 8:28:32 AM permalink
boopsahoy
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Sandra Bullock is excellent in it. Other than George Clooney-shes the whole movie. The special affects are fantastic.
October 14th, 2013 at 9:02:22 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Without doing any "spoiling" for us that havent seen it, would you say that it seems realistic? I see the promo of her flying off in to space and I go "hmmmm, how much Oxygen do they give them these days?"

In other words she looks like a goner, and if they have her surviving with just her suit for "hours" I ain't buying it
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October 14th, 2013 at 9:14:40 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: odiousgambit
...would you say that it seems realistic?


I've read that it is a complete fantasy regarding the laws of physics. The reviewer said that it shouldn't be judged on that basis.
October 14th, 2013 at 9:28:05 AM permalink
rxwine
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Buzz Aldrin (second man on the moon) gave it a thumbs up.

There was a science consultant, but he noted, that certain things were specifically altered for typical reasons. For instance Bullock's hair would be a scare doo shooting straight out. They preferred her to look more typically attractive.
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October 14th, 2013 at 10:34:11 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
The reviewer said that it shouldn't be judged on that basis.
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October 14th, 2013 at 10:39:26 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
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Most people are blindingly ignorant of any science. I am willing to bet more than half the people in the USA don't know what causes the 4 seasons. I don't begrudge a filmmaker from breaking the laws of physics for the sake of his story.
October 14th, 2013 at 11:35:22 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
I am willing to bet more than half the people in the USA don't know what causes the 4 seasons.


And even many among those who do know very likely don't know how.

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October 14th, 2013 at 6:28:24 PM permalink
Mosca
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We saw it yesterday, in IMAX 3D. There were things I didn't like, but overall it is a 90 minute thrill ride that is beautiful to look at. I give it two thumbs up. Watch it for the visuals and the 100mph plotting.
October 14th, 2013 at 9:19:15 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Not a lot of the biggest PG-13 films that are mostly appealing to adult viewers. Movies like "Blind Side","Da Vinci Code", "Forrest Gump, etc.

Est. Tickets* Title Year
128,345,900 Titanic 1997^
95,904,100 Avatar 2009^
86,205,800 Jurassic Park 1993^
78,545,600 Forrest Gump 1994
76,768,200 Marvel's The Avengers 2012
74,269,000 The Dark Knight 2008^
69,484,700 Spider-Man 2002
69,268,900 Independence Day 1996^
64,628,400 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006
62,954,600 Batman 1989
61,538,100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003^
60,158,700 Spider-Man 2 2004
59,324,600 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005^
57,601,400 The Dark Knight Rises 2012
57,579,100 The Sixth Sense 1999
57,299,300 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002^
54,688,100 Twister 1996
54,616,700 Men in Black 1997
54,469,800 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001^
53,900,900 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
52,684,400 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993
51,465,200 Ghost 1990
50,838,300 The Hunger Games 2012
50,648,900 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
49,910,000 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
49,416,500 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
48,914,300 Spider-Man 3 2007
48,808,400 Iron Man 3 2013
47,989,900 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 2011
46,402,100 Transformers 2007
46,202,500 Crocodile Dundee 1986
45,175,300 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005
44,973,900 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007
44,397,300 The Fugitive 1993
44,345,800 Iron Man 2008
44,260,900 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011
44,173,000 Meet the Fockers 2004
44,164,500 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008
43,699,300 Dances with Wolves 1990
42,980,400 Armageddon 1998
42,442,500 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007
42,306,000 Batman Forever 1995
41,894,200 Cast Away 2000
40,946,100 Mission: Impossible 1996
40,559,100 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999
40,270,200 Bruce Almighty 2003
39,964,700 Mission: Impossible II 2000
39,958,400 Rush Hour 2 2001
39,523,000 Liar Liar 1997
39,309,700 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991
39,299,800 Iron Man 2 2010
39,236,600 Batman Returns 1992
39,233,600 Signs 2002
38,910,100 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009
37,835,200 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012
37,808,700 Skyfall 2012
37,802,700 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010
36,989,200 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 2010
36,802,000 Inception 2010
36,724,000 I Am Legend 2007
36,713,900 Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002
36,549,200 War of the Worlds 2005
36,313,600 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 2012
35,912,900 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 2011
35,780,500 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006
35,692,500 The Mummy Returns 2001
35,646,700 X2: X-Men United 2003
35,078,200 Pearl Harbor 2001
34,842,500 Look Who's Talking 1989
34,731,000 Man of Steel 2013
34,548,000 Star Trek 2009
34,210,600 The Waterboy 1998
33,881,000 The Perfect Storm 2000 <============= George Clooney
33,770,600 King Kong 2005
33,680,000 The Amazing Spider-Man 2012
33,300,800 The Blind Side 2009 <============ Sandra Bullock
33,211,600 The Da Vinci Code 2006
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