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.
5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.
Visually a triumph
- Gravity review by CP Customer
But otherwise average!
As a viewer I was never immersed in the film due to the lacklustre acting and disappointing script.
Overall conceit held it together though so worth a watch.
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
- Gravity review by SM
Gave up after 40 minutes. No characterisation, dialogue about as interesting as listening to a couple of 12yr olds inanely bantering about nothing.
Clearly not intended for viewing by adults it seems odd that it's classified 12 & over.
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
Longest 87 minutes of my life
- Gravity review by LA
I normally like space films, but this was totally unbelievable. If it was set in the far future, I might have been able to accept what was happening but Sandra Bullock's character should have died so many times and didn't.
The film is technically very good, but completely unbelievable.
I agree with a comment above that says "We did watch it to the end, but by the time we got to the end we wished we'd done something else with our time. Totally boring."
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