Spectacular graphics - but everything else is awful
- Gravity review by RP
I saw 'Gravity' twice in 3D at the cinema, the second time on an evening out with friends. Frankly, having seen it once, seeing it a second time wasn't my choice.
Now here I am at home watching it for a third time, in 2D on a modest 40" screen and from a DVD copy rather than the higher resolution of Blu-ray. And my opinion hasn't changed.
'Gravity' has spectacular CGI special effects. I can only begin to imagine the huge amount of compute time required to generate the film. Seen on a big screen, the film is visually spectacular and the 3D effects do add something - unlike other films I've seen in 3D.
So, spectacular graphics - but everything else is awful. The physics is silly, the spaceflight sequences look good but are unrealistic, the script is truly dreadful, and the so-called 'acting' by big ticket names George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is embarrassing.
It's won 7 Oscars. That is impressive - but then other than Best Director you realise they're for cinematography, visual effects etc - with nothing for script, acting etc.
See it on the largest screen you can (IMAX 3D if poss) but as a home small-screen experience it's well below average. See it out of curiosity - and unlike for example '2001: A Space Odyssey' I predict that it won't be in anyone's list of the best space / sci-fi films in 45 years time.
No, I didn't like it. I'll give it 1/5 stars then add another one for the excellent visuals, making 2/5 stars.
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- Gravity review by NT
Film has little storyline and is unrealistic. There is no way could anyone survive this situation. However good the special effects are, you just cant get past the unbelievable story line.
The film is also very short for a motion picture
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