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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Haven't seen either. Just ordered Gravity on Blue ray.

I expect I shall like it.

Kick Ass was excellent.

Kick Ass 2 was unadulterated dross.

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

I thought gravity was alright nothing special though, i watched it in 2D and kept waiting for the story to start, my sisters husband really enjoyed it but he watched it in 3D at the imax guess thats where i went wrong.

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

The issue with both of these films was that they were so over-hyped by the media.

I saw Gravity at the cinema (2D) and thought it was excelent but not amazing, certainly not a game changer like Matrix or Avatar in my view.

I saw Captain Philip's at home and again, really enjoyable and gripping but not amazing.

Both films were great but as many have said, I was perhaps expecting much more.

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Joe Cox wrote:
I enjoyed Gravity 3D. First 3D content I'd watched at home in a long time. I did find the dlalogue a little unclear at times, though.

Sounds like you need a new system - I can make some recommendations for you if you like? Smile

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Joe Cox wrote:

I enjoyed Gravity 3D. First 3D content I'd watched at home in a long time. I did find the dlalogue a little unclear at times, though.

 

What TV do you have, Joe?  

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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Just sold both of my copies!   :cheer:

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Gravity should have been called Speed... In Space!

or Oxygen!

Visually stunning at the IMAX in 3D, but not much else to say really!

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

gel wrote:

Just sold both of my copies!   :cheer:

 

Both of your copies of what?

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

BenLaw wrote:

gel wrote:

Just sold both of my copies!   :cheer:

 

Both of your copies of what?

 

Captain Phillips and Gravity on AV.   Smile

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

Joe Cox wrote:
I enjoyed Gravity 3D. First 3D content I'd watched at home in a long time. I did find the dlalogue a little unclear at times, though.

Sounds like you need a new system - I can make some recommendations for you if you like? Smile

Heh. I'm using a Sonos Playbar at the moment (my hi-fi system has taken centre stage in the front room). It's great for what it is but made me pine for a proper centre channel (and the rest).

 

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

I just sat through Gravity. Total and utter drivel. It got awards!!!!!! WTF is the world coming to?

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Talkingdrum wrote:

I just sat through Gravity. Total and utter drivel. It got awards!!!!!! WTF is the world coming to?

It's designed to be watched in 3D on a large tv.

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

Talkingdrum wrote:

I just sat through Gravity. Total and utter drivel. It got awards!!!!!! WTF is the world coming to?

 

Agreed.    Smile

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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

I enjoyed Gravity in 3D - I am looking forward to watching it again - second time round you see stuff you didnt the first time.  I think it is a well made ride you go on as with all good films

I had a little flick yesterday in 2D - while having a little tweak of my systems sound - the artwork is amazing - it looks real

Also great bit of film making all the different contrasts in the visuals and the sound - from intense to silence.  The sound effects all sound completey believable and there is some excellent bass effects which ad to the drama.  Without the right setup this will all be missed.

 

This comes back to setup - TV Calibrated makes everthing look correct - you can enjoy the visuals more which is a big part of this film - Calibrated 3D see the film in its full 3D glory outside the Imax

The sound of the film is what makes it - as it always does and its an excellent score

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:doh:

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