Seriously? This junk really won awards? It's not even a movie. More like a crappy CGI test demo where nothing exciting happens the whole way through. The only thing I remember is Clooney trying to hit on Bullock. Fail.
Before I started watching this movie, I had high expectations. Reviews and friends told me to expect a real science fiction movie. I've been longing for a real sci-fi flick since "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Contact" and "Sunshine". I know people nowadays are calling fiction and fantasy movies sci-fi, but I rather tend to draw a dinstinctive line and emphasize on the word "science".That being said, the plot is simple, but at the same time realistic. The movie tells the story of humans trying to survive in an utterly inhabitable place - space. It's a movie that will remind kids (and adults alike), spoiled by the strange education they receive through contemporary media, that not everything can be achieved by wishful thinking. Humans are not made for living in space. Every step off earth is a step defying nature. Is that bad or good? That's a decision everyone has to make for himself.
The visuals are stunning. I watched it in 2D and I plan on watching it again in 3D. The spectator has the feeling to actually be there.At least as important though is the sound. Many filmmakers make the mistake of having sound in space. Of course that's totally ridiculous. The only sound there is, is the sound that's created inside of your space-suit or space-station by the shockwaves that hit it. Throughout the movie I had the feeling they got it right. And actually it didn't make the movie "empty", but quite the opposite, more tense. It intensified the feeling of "this is not a place where I belong".
There was one scene though, I thought wasn't right. When Bullock holds on to Clooney, Clooney should already have the same trajectory as Bullock or the station or he should bounce back. I just don't get what's still pulling him. I think it is a mistake in the movie and a serious one at that.
Anyway, I can overlook that, since the rest of the movie is very good. On IMDB it has a rating of 8.2 right now. I'd give it more like a 7.8. Maybe even less. I guess the rating is a bit high, because for young viewers it is a new experience to see something realistic on the screen.
Should you watch it? Yes, definitely. Should you rewatch it? Maybe, for the CGI and if you haven't seen it in 3D. Certainly not for the story.
I thought the movie was decent, but no where near great as everyone says. It's very predictable and yes the CGI is great but does that make the movie?
I closed my eyes for 5 seconds and prayed a xenomorph would pull her out the airlock
The movie has a very simple and straight forward story, but what makes this movie great are the visuals! This movie is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen, and the sound design is very well done too. It is definitely not recommenced to watch this movie on a small screen and with bad audio quality. Seeing it in 3D at a theater is the way it should be done, and if you do that, the movie will be amazing. I held my breath through the entire movie, it was insanely intense.If you see this movie on a big screen with good audio and preferebly 3D, I rate this movie 9/10
On a small screen with bad audio, this movie will be nothing spectacular, and I'd give it a 5/10
The film gives us the feeling of actually being in space, the visual effects are stunning. I feel for the history of film is very degraded into question the message the film conveys. From what I hear talk about the film, I expected more.
For the people wondering who the foreign voice was during a scene in the movie, checkout this short film as a spin-off to the movie! http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/20/5126176/this-gravity-companion-short-film-could-win-an-oscar
Boring as hell, don't lose your time!!
A fascinating blend of opposing extremes, Gravity is gripping and white-knuckle intense from the word go, but also unexpectedly intimate as a character study. Many of its successes are due to an excellent application of sound design, which flutters from loud, echoey destruction to the sudden stillness of panicked breathing amidst the silence of a total vacuum. Outstanding visual effects up the ante a few more notches, expertly visualizing the helpless chaos of a rapidly-compounding disaster in low orbit in a way that's both picturesque and graphically terrifying. That the rules and environments are all so foreign and unfamiliar only makes it easier for the viewing audience to forget that so much of what we're seeing is CG.
The underlying moral is more than a little blunt, and a few laws might get bent along the way, but to zero in on those is to ignore the focus of the ride itself. A cinematic roller coaster in the truest sense of the word, it's one of the most physically suspenseful experiences I've ever sat through.
I love movies about space, so this is an easy :hearts: for me.
Gravity is a gorgeous, intense, thrilling ride through the atmosphere punctuated by heavy-handed emotion, George Clooney being funny, and space debris. If you want to be very anxious for an hour and a half, watch this film.
I could do with a different backstory for Dr. Stone. I found myself caring more about the action, cinematography, and audio than I did about Stone herself.
Very good story and suspence. Good virtual effects. Very good actors. What can you ask more?
This is a technical masterpiece. The visuals are simply breathtaking. I wish I would of seen this in 3D Imax. The cinematography is just phenomenal. Those long takes are super immersive and couldn't be done on other movies. The story is pretty simple but effective. I haven't been this enthralled in a movie in a while.
A great film which is impressive and describes the charm of dangerously stunning space in silence
I kept hoping Sandra Bullock's helmet would crack so she'd shut the eff up. She howls at a dog and breathes a lot. Great special effects, but the casting is crap.
I hate this movie so much. So freaking boring. So stupid. How the fuck did this bitch get in space?
Let's see. Terrible, predictable, unoriginal, uninspired and ludicrously unbelievable story. Bad and uninspired acting. Awkward and unlikable and very cliche characters. Poor pacing making things unnecessarily boring. No depth what so ever to anything to justify the slow parts either. The story itself is paper thin and full of holes with absolutely terrible plot devices. They didn't even get the science stuff right. Much of the movie is overly pretentious too, making it extra annoying. The ending is bad. Hell, the movie even starts terrible. And the effects really aren't that good either. It's literally impossible to give this movie anything other than a 1.
I guess people follow hype so blindly these days that they don't even pay attention to the movie. One of my 5 worst movies of all time.
Not much is left to say about Gravity that hasn't been said before. The visuals are some of the best you'll ever see, but the story is basic and doesn't go anywhere special. It's definitely a good movie, but it isn't a great one. One thing I did notice is that most of the criticisms of the movie are things that couldn't be improved upon. The movie can't have a more engaging story because if it did it would be more unrealistic, and it can't have a more realistic story because if it did it would be far less engaging. There is no way to make this movie where it can be any better than it already is. This means the movie has to be good, and it can't be great. It's self defeating.
A really, REALLY boring movie.
This "Movie" was a huge waste of time. Even if you have 90 minutes spare time in your life, dont waste it on this one. Watch the trailer instead, and have this fact in mind "SPOILER" she lives.
Well at least I tried watching it. It is beautiful yes, but too little action for my taste..
The plot is idiotic, the acting consists of George Clooney playing George Clooney in a space suit and Sandra Bullock gasping for 2 hours, the visuals are 99% green screen, and the characters are way too underdeveloped for me to care about them at all. There really isn't anything good I can say about it, it's a disgrace that this stole as many academy awards as it did.
Eyecandy, but thin story and scientifically bullshit.
I was quite disappointed. Decent visuals but predictable story development, overly dramatic music, and nothing we haven't seen in Dead Space or Mass Effect. I like Sandra Bullock but if you want to watch a nice space movie, go and watch Moon instead.
What a movie! I...I'm speechless!
Has to be the most intense movie I have ever been to and it was definitely worth seeing it in 3D. Sandra Bullock was also a wonderful surprise.
I watched this first time at the cinema in 3D. (You remember that gimmick that we were forced to endure by the studios for about a decade while knowing it was utter crap?)
In 3D this worked okay as a visual effects exercise.
Watched as a normal film in 2D and judged on its merits, it's pretty rubbish. The visual effects are impressive and submersive.
The plot is ridiculously far-fetched not because it is impossible to have that chain of events happen but that the character could have achieved them! I've never seen a more useless person in all of cinema outside of perhaps... Nope... This is the most useless person in all cinema.
How could you have 6 months of training and be this clueless and uncoordinated at EVERYTHING?
No way she'd have lasted five minutes. And no way the Clooney character would have sacrificed himself for her.
A good movie, with an impressive story, and if you stop to think and analyze it, it is very sad.It's more of a space survival movie.But it was like more of a story, it was going to show us how these three astronauts came together, or how they got into space, not to start the film directly in space (it's not a spoiler).It is also very short, not even 2 hours for a movie in space, it only takes one hour and twenty-seven minutes. It also has some very beautiful landscapes in space.It's a movie worth seeing.
For a moment that day, this film managed to pull me out of the dark place I was. I am eternally grateful for it.
8 - Great
Holy damn this movie gives me fear of heights!
the only good thing i can say about this movie is that it has good graphics everything ells sucks It was one of the most boring film I have watched in a long time.
This movie blows more than a French whore on D-Day!
A solid 8. It was well worth the time and I like that they didn't make too much of some of the more dramatic scenes. There was a simplicity in the film that I enjoyed. That said, it wasn't in my top 5 for the year.
Got new experience from graphic movement and great visual that deserve best movie of the year.
Not even close to great movies.Absolutely dissapointed..No action no plot..
But to tell the truth is was a fresh idea,something very special if you see it in 3d and incredibly directed.So 6,5/10 otherwise it would have been much lower.
I know that I will probably be the outlier here, but this movie was so boring. This is basically Castaway but in space. In Castaway the acting is amazing and it is very well done, but the reality is that it is long and boring for most of the movie. Same problem here. The acting may be great but it's basically just her alone in space for most of the movie and it gets old quickly. And this has more to do with preference than quality of the film itself.
Well the imagery is sometimes stunning and I liked the soundtrack and that there is from time to time just silence.About the plot I am divided: I do not think it crap or junk like others do, but on the other hand I also have to admit that I do not think it a masterpiece. For that both characters as well as the story itself lacks depth and is quite predictable IMHO (granted I didn't see it coming that Kowalski is killed off about half way through the movie, but somehow this is only emphasizing that Stone is going to survive.) .
NASA apparently hired an astronaut that was constantly in psychotic breakdown mode. I doubt they would have hired that. Annoying to watch. So no, didn't understand why that got any kind of awards. Loved the story though.
This is how you act solo in a drama movie!!
Truly epic in scale! Whilst 'Gravity' falls short against films like '2001: A Space Odyssey', it is a tense and visually stunning thriller from Alfonso Cuarón. The most visually stunning film of 2013
I like it. I was expecting a bigger movie with more people and more history but it was good.
So I just watched "Gravity," and it was kind of stupid. I wouldn't really recommend it. I mean, I get that I'm supposed to just accept this as a visual feast and not pay attention to anything else. And the visual aspect was pretty impressive. But even in that sense, its highest point was at the beginning of the movie.
I kind of expected to see some impressive one-ers considering this is the same director as, "Children of Men." And I got that, but it was very short-lived. It started out strong, and I liked how the audio slowly faded in and added to the atmosphere of outer space. And some of the camera work was pretty impressive. A behind-the-scenes video for this movie would definitely be really interesting. And although I feel as if this movie is just Alfonso's way of showing off he knows the technical side of film-making, I feel as though this movie would have worked better cut down and as a part of a larger movie, and he still would have been able to do that.
Obviously, the movie was made by a very talented person. The lighting and angles on their faces matched up extremely well with the computer animation accompanying them. But you can only do the same thing for so long before it becomes extremely dull. Does it really make sense for the debris to come all the way back around the world, and then hit them again in an exact amount of time, that he just happens to know off-hand? And didn't they travel quite a long way from where they were first? So, if the debris is to go all the way around the world and then back to its original location, wouldn't it only make sense for it to hit the second location if it was only already intersecting with its original path? And therefore, shouldn't the second location have already been hit before they got there, and not after? Like, I get that the other crew already evacuated, but it doesn't really look like the debris hit them until it comes around the second time. It's just a malfunctioning parachute that opened and that's it. Everything else is perfectly fine. But when it hits after Sandra Bullock shows up, everything gets destroyed.
Honestly, I don't think that Sandra Bullock is that great of an actor. She wasn't the film's first choice, and it kinda shows. I didn't really have any issues with George Clooney, except for the fact that he wasn't really in the movie. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but far too much of the movie weighed on Sandra Bullock by herself. Are you really going to put that dramatic music over top of Sandra Bullock pretending to be a dog? Yes. She actually pretends to be a dog in this movie. And the entire Chinese station is going to have all their buttons in Chinese characters, but use English numbers for the countdown timer? This movie never bored me, but it is more like an amusement park ride than an actual film.
if it wasn't for the space and special effects this movie would hardly be worth the rating i gave it but.......im always a hoe for space
I cannot understand why this movie is so valuated. Can you travel from Hubble to ISS in a space suit? Is there any special force pushing back Kowalsky? Its only CGI and Sandra Bullock breathing half of the movie.
I usually hate most movies the last 15 or so years because of the overuse of CGI without substance in everything else, but Gravity was a wonderful surprise.
Yes, it's long and slow paced BUT that's to set the mood. It's entirely psychological and proves that there's still plenty of room left for more decent sci-fi in Hollywood. Like another commentor pointed out sci-fi and fantasy keep getting lumped in together and the focus for studios tends to go towards the fantasy. Seeing a purely amazing science based movie is refreshing, even with it's bumps and 'whaaaaat?" moments.
My husband also pointed out how it reminds him of seeing 2001 in theaters when it first came out and how it blew everyone's mind. I have to agree. This is my 2001.
Gravity has a very simple narrative, and it's characters aren't very fleshed out and developed, but the film is so fantastic in almost every other aspect, you might not even care. The art direction is stunning, the pacing is just right, and the suspense is powerful and exciting. In spite of it's weak characters, Gravity perfectly captures the mystery, the beauty and the horrors of outer space.
Having read the summary and the trailer, I expected more conversations between Bullock and Clooney. Turned out most of the movie is about Bullock's lone struggle to survival - her inexperience (which successfully makes her an annoying, but realistic character at times), her losing will, and her, finally determination.
The visual and acting excellent - and I suppose it is the ultimate point the movie can deliver. The plot is simple. The characterization is okay-ish. We don't get to know much about Bullock's character background so it takes a bit more effort to feel moved when she succumbed to losing hope (and found hope again).
Still, an enjoyable movie.
Great movie. Amazing cinematography.
It could have been a better movie if it accepted it was just visual eye-candy and got on with that job in more interesting ways. For example, the only real memorable scenes are the ones where space debris shreds things up, if they had more cast, they could slowly ween-off characters.
The Reality of it is that it is just Sandra Bullock spinning in space and being generally useless, whilst George Clooney just lords it up in space, like a young Stephen Hawking on Ritalin mumbling crap about himself and trying to test out the effects of flirting in space.
It's one small shot for human, but a huge mess for mankind ;)
Beautiful movie, best of 2013 for me, very deserving of all the praise it got.
quite impressed, but besides great shots, great action scenes, the only downside is no backstory except her daughter, but all positive things cover the bad ones, so still 10 of 10
I must admit I´m kind of dissapointed. Like most people I think technically this is an awesome piece of filmmaking and Bullock did great. She got a lot out of an otherwise not very deeply written character. But take the effects out of it and you´ve got very litle left story wise. Nevertheless, since that attributes to a lot of todays movies, still worth watching.
Recently watched for the 3rd time, and it amazes every time, stunning in 3d, the pacing is incredible, fantastic movie
One of the best 3d movies ever..
A stunning film in its own right but equally one that demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible. This is what cinema was made for and probably the first film since Avatar that is made even better in 3D. Fortunately, unlike that film, the story and characters are much stronger - this is essentially a two-hander between Clooney and Bullock - and each of the set piece sequences are tense, visually stunning and completely convincing - some of the camerawork is vertigo inducing at times. The film is beautiful to look at and the score is as effective as a character as it is at enhancing the mood of certain scenes. One of the best films of the year!!
this is a hell of a movie, I mean the story wasn't really that great, but it's a kind of movie that I've never seen before. worth a trip.
Paco Cinema 1: Spectacular, intense, or see in big screen 3D or is not the same. The oscar is excessive
I personally found it annoying. In some exciting scenes, others (most) tiring and sleepy.
Only watch in 3D!
Muy buena peli
Ok so as a story this might not be anything special (you can't put too many twists in an ~80 minute film after all); but as an experience there isn't another film like it.
Overrated movie, was way little boring movie, expected much more. Ofc, this movie is really well made, beautyful, but ''slow''. 6
The movie is very good but i don't know why i was expecting more... meh.
Saw it for the second time at home, the first time was in a big theater 3d. You definitely have to watch it in a theater. Not the same impact. The perfect example why theaters still exist.
Even better in 3D
Incredible movie, just perfect in all details.
A stupid woman going to space?
This movie too is simple for me.
I guess you had to see this in the 3D in the theatre or, maybe I was expecting to much. Either way, not bad at all, some pretty suspenseful parts and overall a good movie.
The first half is really good and got the feeling it was building to something but after that it starts to drag on and felt like it really was lost in space.
La caméra filme avec tellement de sensualité qu'on en aurait le cœur tout retourné. On prend possession du personnage et on s'y croirait presque.
Very good visual effects, but was not convinced by the realism. What would pull George Clooney away, it's space the is no gravity? If you bump or get tugged by a rope you go straight in the opposite direction. It's not like they were hanging from a cliff!
Really wish I had seen this in Imax 3D, still a good film, but I think to truly enjoy it would have been in the theatre.
A veces se hace un poco lenta..
I don't know what the fuzz is about. The visuals are really good yes, but it's not that ground breaking. It does have some amazing views though, so that's 1 of the main reasons I didn't turn it off. The second reason is the sound. They really managed to get the silence of space on screen, without the movie turning boring (a risk with those long shots.)
What bothered me the most about this movie is the amount of convenience to the story (including the seeming lack of knowledge of the scientists on and off screen.)A barrage in space because someone (actually a whole nation's science department) faultly blew up a sattelite? What is that civilian (Bullock) doing in space? (I mean not noticing or responding to the fire in the ISS, really?)And those were a lot of casual talks during critical situations. If regular plain pilots already have such a strict radio script, I doubt an astronaut talks like that during (critical) communications. Also, ALL communications are down and both ISS, the Chinese station AND their shuttle are just a few 100 miles apart? I guess that's lucky, since she just had barely enough time to make it to each 'save haven.' The fact Clooney wasn't coming back was actually more of a surprise with all this coincidence.I do have to say that most scientific parts of the movie were pretty accurate as far as I can tell.
Conclusion: She must have been the most luckiest astronaut ever but with incredible bad luck.
Superb film, just watched it in my living room on the projector. Outstanding absorption from start to finish. EPIC!
I didn't think this movie deserved all that hype. It had stunning views, for sure, but the story was predictable.
I have to say that I found Dr. Stone really annoying.Her character is clumsy, doesn't listen and she doesn't look or think before she acts.There have been some scenes where I got really frustrated with the level of stupidity Dr. Stone exhibited. Some might call that great acting.
Clooney's role in this movie was minimal and could/should have easily been any other actor.
Interesting movie which absolutely has to be watched in 3D! Watching it in 2D cant make justice to the breathtaking visuals and will leave wondering what the fuss is all about!
Awesome camerawork, really good action and exiting till the last minute!
Although I really dislike Sandra Bullock, I'll check this one out...
MovieOrgasm! Not just a great movie...one of the best cinema experiences ever created.
ia new and I like it
GREAT movie. Go go Sandra.
The show breathtaking. Space literally and figuratively.
This one got me curious because of the high ratings and good reviews. Really liked the first half and was expecting a great plot twist but then it all turned to shit and it wasn't even thrilling anymore...
Only special effects, no story at all, I was expecting an interesting plot, but nothing interesting, not worthy watching this movie.
Really liked the first half, just before it turned into a blockbuster crap.
What a exceptionally well-made film! Looking forward to watching it on blu-ray.
This was Thrilling! :)i loved the movie, the concept/idea was great.
I think lot of people are unaware of the physics in space and i think that the creators focused a lot on realism. (Spoiler: i love that in the end there was the hint of body being unused to earth gravity and that it is hard to getting used to it even after brief period of time in space)
The movie is not perfect on the physics part, but i think that there is a lot to be learned for a lot of people :) e.g. fire in zero gravity? = sphere of fire :)
The minus for me in the movie was: Spoiler: slowness of Sandra's character in midst of a problem solving situation. I was screaming in my head "just move your ***! Don't look at him floating, just move!".
Anyways, I greatly recommend the movie based on Story, Thrill, Learning potential, Concept
Most overrated movie I've ever seen! Can't understand why all the hype. The only good thing are the CGI because, besides that, there's no history, no development, just a silly doctor trying to overcome a life trauma. Miss the point where this two great artists accepted to participate on this movie. Poor script, poor development, poor immersion, good CGI, that's it, its all about the CGI nothing more nothing less. Almost fell asleep six to eight times during the movie, never happened to me before, not normal to even feel a bit of sleep during any movie worth the name!
has to be the worst movie. Overrated George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It was free but that wasn't enough to see this crap