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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

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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.

No, I rather imagine it was designed to be watched in the cinema. You know cinema right? Those places with the big TVs in them.

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Visually & sound wise it's stunning. But too many coincidences that went right in order for her to get back to land. Could have easily made the story line much better.

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Watched Captain Phillips last night.................

Now, I thought it was a damn good movie, excellent tension with the pirate's volatility and general emotional imbalance, and a good performance from Hanks during the closing scenes in the lifeboat

Yes maybe the yankee rescue acting (Negotiator in particular), could have been better, but generally I would recommend a viewing rather than discount it.

 

Not seen Gravity as yet, have to say I am looking forward to it, if only for the visuals.

 

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:doh:

 

Gravity is a thrill / visual based film - its all about the experience of it - rather than story / plot which is all based on the visuals and the tension created by the sound.

The better those 2 are produced the more enjoyable its going to be - hence my comments and why the IMAX experience has been so highly praised in my opinion. 

I dont see why thats a pat on the head in confusion based set of comments?

 

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The biggest problem I have with Gravity, other than not having seen it, is that I don't know what it's supposed to be. They portray a Shuttle mission, STS-157 I think but the Shuttle missions ended with STS-135, and as far as I can tell there's no explanation for this, so what is this? A fantasy, an alternate universe or what? I can't just overlook something like that, it's too much of a reality jolt for me, so much so I may never bother watching the film unless there's an explanation forthcoming.

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You might find the documentary about space junk, part of the Blu-ray special features, more factually acceptable. Wink

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ellisdj wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

:doh:

 

Gravity is a thrill / visual based film - its all about the experience of it - rather than story / plot which is all based on the visuals and the tension created by the sound.

The better those 2 are produced the more enjoyable its going to be - hence my comments and why the IMAX experience has been so highly praised in my opinion. 

I dont see why thats a pat on the head in confusion based set of comments?

 

It was because you managed to suggest that whether or not the films were enjoyable would depend on whether your TV was calibrated, which I imagine managed to exasperate everyone. Have you ever made a comment without using the word calibrated?

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hammill wrote:

ellisdj wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

:doh:

 

Gravity is a thrill / visual based film - its all about the experience of it - rather than story / plot which is all based on the visuals and the tension created by the sound.

The better those 2 are produced the more enjoyable its going to be - hence my comments and why the IMAX experience has been so highly praised in my opinion. 

I dont see why thats a pat on the head in confusion based set of comments?

 

It was because you managed to suggest that whether or not the films were enjoyable would depend on whether your TV was calibrated, which I imagine managed to exasperate everyone. Have you ever made a comment without using the word calibrated?

 

I have once or twice - if I sound like a broken record then I apologise to you - but I stand by the comments for this film and any thats based mostly on effects in pic and sound.  - to say it again - the screen is important as it lets you see the artwork properly and in this film its amazingly realistic.

This is especially true for 3D in the home

Its completely beliveable thats its all real - but none (vast majoirty I dare say) of it is.  However its the sound in this film that has the greatest impact as with most films

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The film blatantly isn't rubbish, garbage, or whatever. Whether or not someone enjoys the film or not is another matter, but just because someone doesn't enjoy a film, that doesn't make it rubbish (except for John Carter). That's like someone saying Chinatown is crap because they found it boring.

Regarding the plot, would someone have liked the three of them to be involved in some kinky orgy love triangle in space? Maybe one of them could have been an alien in disguise trying to sabotage the mission? Or maybe some aliens turn up and ask them what the hell they're doing, and tell them to "go and play up their own end". Maybe, blah blah blah. They're in space, their mission goes wrong, and it is then a fight to survive, and if they survive, it is then it is a case of trying to get back to earth or die in space......

Really? What more do people want?!

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

mission goes wrong, and it is then a fight to survive, and if they survive, it is then it is a case of trying to get back to earth or die in space......

Really? What more do people want?!

A proper story, i waited an hour and a half for it to start only for it to end.

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simonlewis wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

mission goes wrong, and it is then a fight to survive, and if they survive, it is then it is a case of trying to get back to earth or die in space......

Really? What more do people want?!

A proper story, i waited an hour and a half for it to start only for it to end.

Yeah I felt the same way about the Poseidon Adventure, waited hours for the story to start and then BOOM! they all get out of the ship and it's all over! Rubbish...

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simonlewis wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

mission goes wrong, and it is then a fight to survive, and if they survive, it is then it is a case of trying to get back to earth or die in space......

Really? What more do people want?!

A proper story ....

What would that be then? They get attacked by a race of mutant space gerbils, enter a time vortex to escape and find themselves chased by a giant, slime ejecting squidman called Emperor Tentaculas The Terrible who entraps them in a giant gob of acid slime that is gradually eating through their spacesuits and would surely turn them to mush were it not for the plucky rebels turning up and freeing our heroes (just in the nick of time)  during a massive fight with photon ray guns and swords?

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The biggest problem I have with Gravity, other than not having seen it, is that I don't know what it's supposed to be. They portray a Shuttle mission, STS-157 I think but the Shuttle missions ended with STS-135, and as far as I can tell there's no explanation for this, so what is this? A fantasy, an alternate universe or what? I can't just overlook something like that, it's too much of a reality jolt for me, so much so I may never bother watching the film unless there's an explanation forthcoming.

so you will only watch something that is factually correct,you dont watch anything then its a MOVIE :wall:

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The biggest problem I have with Gravity, other than not having seen it, is that I don't know what it's supposed to be. They portray a Shuttle mission, STS-157 I think but the Shuttle missions ended with STS-135, and as far as I can tell there's no explanation for this, so what is this? A fantasy, an alternate universe or what? I can't just overlook something like that, it's too much of a reality jolt for me, so much so I may never bother watching the film unless there's an explanation forthcoming.

so you will only watch something that is factually correct,you dont watch anything then its a MOVIE :wall:

There's a bit of a difference between showing the Hubble telescope and the ISS in the same orbit compared to pretending that there were 18 additional shuttle missions, one's a minor technicality, the other's a complete fantasy. Think about it, it's fine to portray things that didn't happen, all the Marvel superhero films are fine because, as Marvel set out decades ago, they actually all take place in an alternative universe, one of many, that's easy enough, sci-fi set in the future, fine, we don't don't know how the future will unfold, full fantasy, no problem, it's another world (except LOTR of course but then Tolkien went to great lengths to explain that).

But this is something else, this can't be set in the future as the shuttles don't fly anymore and if they've been recommissioned, where's the explanation? So, is it an alternative world, if so, is that explained? If not then surely this is the mother of all plot holes, 18 additional shuttle missions with one ending with the shuttle being destroyed and astronauts dying and NOBODY NOTICED? Little things, like most films portray, fine but this is a world-wide event!

It's about believability, about not being wrenched out of the story, for instance in a costume drama when a character suddenly uses a colloquialism that didn't exist in that time, it destroys the illusion for the viewer. This doesn't even let me get into the story, I can't just ignore 18 shuttle missions that never happened!

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