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Friday, November 8, 2013

GRAVITY - A MOVIE REVUE


Yesterday, Tony and I went to see "Gravity " starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
 
Part of the attraction was the fact that it was in 3D
so we collected our glasses and settled into the movie theatre.
 
There were only two other people in the theatre which was probably not surprising for a 2:30 pm week day session.
We put on our glasses and fell about laughing !
They were really dorky so of course we had to take a selfie which meant that Tony had to figure out how to make his phone camera take a photo with flash in the pitch black of the theatre.
 

 
Note to self: Hold the camera up when you are taking selfy if you don't want to look like you are asleep !
 
Lucky the movie had not started, and there was no-one around to bother with the light . 
It is amazing how liberating being almost alone in a cinema is.
We were right up the back and the other couple were right up the front.
 
Now on to the movie:
 
It begins with three astronauts deep in space 350 miles above Earth repairing the Hubble Telescope when disaster strikes.
 


The rest of the movie sees Bullock and Clooney struggle to survive as their space shuttle is destroyed by space debris.
 
Tethered only to eachother, they must use all their wits to survive and of course their oxygen supply is running out fast.


Although I'm a fan of George Clooney's looks, I was looking forward to seeing some acting to match but in reality his part was quite small and Bullock 's hyperventilating and gasping for oxygen as she tries to figure out a way to survive makes for most of the action.
 
In fact there are times when you realise you are holding your breath in sympathy.


It is all visually stunning in 3D, set in almost entirely computer-generated outer space and is a little reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey.


An interesting movie.
Visually stunning
 
For me, not Oscar material but great 3D effects.
 
Cheers.

12 comments:

  1. Haha ~ selfies!! Now aren't those two hooked up together now? Not in outer space but romantically ~ I guess this was not the film for sexual tension. I love going to the cinema when it's empty ~ just hate all that texting, talking, eating from people around me.

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  2. It has been a long time since I went to a theater. The last time was that fantasy 3D movie which I can no longer remember the name of. I always wait and watch a movie on DVD. If I see this one I'll see it in a theater, thanks for the review. It was really good!

    Also, thanks for the reply about the pie.

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    1. I loved this movie, and hardly breathed at all when there was any tension whatsoever! When the Clooney character comes back in, I was SO relieved.... (Not saying any more to spoil it for anyone...)
      Oh and I love your 'selfie'.

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  3. I love 3D movies. I will have to put that one on my list of 'must see' when we get to Arizona. They show all the best from the prior season for $5.a show!! A real deal. There are a few on my list already, and I'm sure as it gets closer to Christmas there will be more.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you get to see it.

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  4. I've put this on my DVD movie list . Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. But have you got 3D on your TV Shay? Would not be as good without it.

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  5. I love your selfie. What a hoot.
    Anne xx

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  6. "We were right up the back and the other couple were right up the front."....I love you when you talk dirty Helen but that is not what empty cinemas are for!

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    1. As you are the only Yorkshireman I know I'm going to judge them all by you YP.... but surely they aren't all so sex obsessed ??? I need to talk to Katherine ..and perhaps Shirley too in order to get a better "handle" on your personality!

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  7. Ha ha! Love the 'selfie' photo! Ros

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