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  1. piXeL_ShiFter
    September 30, 2013

    5 Sheldons?! Nice! Can’t wait to see it with ya, dewd.

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    • Joseph Belanger
      September 30, 2013

      It’s been a horrible year. The only other movie I’ve given 5 Sheep to is Jurassic Park 3D and I hardly think that counts. I hope I’m not overselling it but I don’t see how I could possibly. 😀

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  2. Jordan Rath
    September 30, 2013

    I am so freaking excited for this now after this 5 star review. Great job, cant wait to see it!

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    • Joseph Belanger
      October 5, 2013

      Thanks, Jordan! Did you see it yet? What did you think?

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  3. nick
    October 6, 2013

    I would give, “Gravity”, about 1 or 2 sheep. Not because i didnt like. It was okay. I mean dont get me wrong special/visual effects were amazing! And they definitely will win the oscar for it. Also directing was very good too. But its just upsetting that, my favorite shot, the shot where Sandra first gets out of her suite and just floats there in front of the window (which if you ask me was just beautiful) was basically there to show Sandra in her underwear. And another writing, to me, wasnt the best. I feel like it was just a whole bunch of random events thrown into there to keep the story going. Also character development wasnt the best for me. Ryans caharter i dont know…I just…I dont know i didnt really care what happened to her. And the whole daughter thing i mean yeah it was sad but… it didnt make me “feel” anything. I mean common we didnt get a bunch of detail on the girl just little random things like she stresses over her shoes, and we never even saw her or heard her or anything
    Also i felt more for clooneys character (not a lot more but more), and we only saw him for what 30 minutes. Oh and the ending…the frigin predator, and tomb raider, ending…just …im not gonna get started on that ahaha!….so yeah 1 1/2 out of 5 stars. People are only thinking they “love” it because the visuals are so amazing amd stunnging and beautiful.)

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    • Joseph Belanger
      October 6, 2013

      I don’t “think” I loved “Gravity”; I know I did. I respect your opinion but to insinuate that people only think they like it because the visuals are so stunning suggests that we’re all a bunch of easily distorted idiots who fell for a bunch of pretty, flashing lights.

      I felt that the story was as deep as it needed to be. This was a film about a particular situation and the actors, both in my opinion, brought their best and I did in fact care for them, and their back stories, as simple as they were. There wasn’t time to overcomplicate anything with crazy history. It is this subtlety that I think helps elevate “Gravity” to its great heights.

      The ending for me was just one of rebirth. This was necessary for the character and well deserved considering what she went through. And as for the shot of Bullock in her underwear, well, firstly, she looks great. Secondly though, even that shot was about the need to be reborn. It was important for her to strip down and curl into a fetal position at that moment, not gratuitous.

      Thanks for reading and sharing all the same. Just be careful when you suggest that you know why people like something better than they do.

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  4. denni
    October 9, 2013

    Are you kidding me? This was absolutely the most horrible piece of celluloid trash, i’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing on the big screen. I want my money back, for tbe simple fact that a shark didn’t jump out and eat her. After all of the unbelievable crap she lives through. That no trained human could.i feel that the director owed it to me after having that horrible washed up sandra bullc**k in what was gauranteed to be the worst 2 hours of of my life. Which i might add, i will never get back. Thanks for nothing…

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    • Joseph Belanger
      October 9, 2013

      I’ve got to say I’m very surprised that a movie of this caliber could incite such a violently angry reaction from anyone but to each his or her own, I guess. I was in awe from start to finish and was particularly impressed with Bullock as well, given that I don’t usually think she emotes all that well. “Gravity” is about overcoming incredible odds despite what weighs you down. I’m not sure they were striving for hyper realism but I bought it. And I stand by my review. I’ve now seen it twice and feel it is an incredible triumph for all involved. PS. You only really lost 90 minutes of your life, if that’s any consolation.

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    • rathsreviews
      October 9, 2013

      You’re certainly entitled to your own opinion BUT for starters, Gravity is probably one of the more realistic movies I’ve seen of late in the action/sci-fi/comic book genre. If you really start to look at the physics of it, it’s staggering how much realism is put into everything. There are certainly a few “lucky” scenarios, but overall it’s a lot more realistic than many of its peers.

      Secondly, did you see it in IMAX 3D? You would literally have to be blind, deaf, or both to say the things you said above if you saw it in that format (or any other format for that matter). It’s a superb movie, dude. You’re just about the only one getting fired up over it being “bad”. Let everyone else enjoy the masterpiece.

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  5. Marc
    October 9, 2013

    My problem with this movie is that almost everything in it is so predictable. After 5 minutes you know what will happen with Matt and how it will happen. And because this is (notwithstanding the fact that the director comes from Mexico) a Hollywood product, you know there will be some heartrending ingredient like Ryan`s dead child.
    By the way: How plausible is it, that someone who is traumatized by the death of her only child and who has no functioning social support system (Ryan herself tells Matt that nobody would mourn her death), would be selected by NASA to become an astronaut??

    And who is responsible for all the destruction and all the dead astronauts? Of course not the good guys from the USA, but the Russians.
    And Clooney is as cool as the space in which he is floating around and Ryan “Ripley” Stone turns from a panic-stricken space novice into an expert for all kinds of space-ships in less than 90 minutes.
    The scene in which she starts the chinese rescue-capsule by pushing buttons at random (because she cannot read chinese)is laughable. Pure nonsense.

    Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this movie (the visuals/special effects are really impressive) and I certainly do not regret that I have spent 10 Euros for it. In my humble opinion “Gravity” is great entertainment, but definitely not a “great movie” in the classic sense.
    There is a reason why “Gravity” runs for just 85 minutes: Story and characters are lacking the necessary depth for more. If most people in the audience know after a few minutes what is going to happen(some were even able to predict what Matt and Ryan would say in the “separation scene”) something is wrong. Another thing that I found annoying is that everytime Cuaron wants to evoke feelings in the audience he uses the usual kind of emotional music. Compare “Gravity” with a real classic like Kubrick’s “2001” and you understand perhaps what I mean.
    “2001” is visually stunning too, but beneath the shiny surface there is so much more. But in “Gravity”…?

    Conclusion: “Gravity” is a visual impressive, entertaining space-adventure without any real surprises. Lots of eye-candy and action, but,alas, no food for thought.

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