Skip to comments.What a real NASA astronaut thinks of the film Gravity
Posted on 10/18/2013 7:52:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
GRAVITY is the most realistic space movie ever. I mean, that Clooney guy looks just like me!
Actually I've been besieged with questions about what I thought about this movie ever since it came out. Just here at work at SpaceX last week,I was asked that question about a dozen times a day. I quipped that "What do you think of Gravity?" was becoming every astronaut's least favourite question, surpassing even "How do you poop in space?"
So, to help me deal with this onslaught, here is my more serious attempt at a movie review:
First of all, it's a great movie. The pace and story was definitely engaging and I think it was the best use of the 3-D IMAX medium to date. Rather than using the medium as a gimmick, Gravity uses it to depict a real environment that is completely alien to most people.
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Fantastic movie. Amazing. I’d have enjoyed it with the sound off. Just watching it is a treat.
Not me Brother: Clooney is on my Sh*t list.
He won’t get a penny of my money.
That's why there's bit torrents.
So, how DO you popp in space?
Went to see it tonight. Yes, it requires suspension of disbelief, but it’s well-done. An excellent movie. And only two actors.
Anyone know the meaning of “Demidov” on the cosmonaut suit? I figured it had to have some significance.
I love Sandra Bullock but that is just one more reason that I will never watch this movie. The trailer made me mad, offended, and chagrined that people will watch this and probably enjoy it.
Demidov is a science prize in Russia, like a Nobel Prize.
Could also be someone’s name.
So .. from your question re “Demidov”, did the Russians come to the rescue again ..??
The actors are real space cadets!
I’d have to back and look, but it was probably because they were orbiting over D.C. at the time. Or maybe CERN.
Maybe it was.....
Wait for it.....
No, that was a little bit of scientific inaccuracy there.
Too bad it was so important the film. They could have done
that plot point any number of ways. They choose poorly.
I’ll see it in a couple of years on the small screen, probably. The clips of the scenes outside the space station looked pretty awesome.
Lord 0bama was in the movie!?!
space flick on a small screen? Why?
Just got in from seeing this. My date and I enjoyed it very much. Well made and somewhat plausible. Good escapist movie.
I saw the movie tonight. We saw it in 3D, but not IMAX. The special effects are going to sweep the Oscars. I think the editing and direction were amazing.
Clearly, this movie lived up to the hype. As one of those who was a spacenut as a kid, there are some obvious issues, but the “movie” overwhelmed them.
And Clooney was charming enough to make you forget what ad bag he is. That is why they call it acting.
I am not spending money on it if I can help it
It is the only movie this year that I think you should see on the biggest screen possible.
I tried watching it the other day. After 10-15 minutes I got bored and shut it down.
Apparently you have Internet. Past solarmovie.
Lol. That was......pssssst solarmovie.
I saw that movie about a spaceship of people going to the sun, that was weird
I got it, I got it
Popp what? Oh, you mean Poop.
If you asked how you take an Obama in Space, we would all know what you meant.
In the theatre no one can hear you scream.
ONe of the Best things of the movie - Clooney wasn’t in it that mcuh
“That’s why there’s bit torrents.”
As a producer, as long as it’s not one of mine. But the rest of these libtards, go right ahead & make it Yify if you like..
The movie is a masterpiece, stunning and profoundly religious. The pro-life imagery could not be clearer.
George Looney and Sandra Bullock are huge cogs in the 0bama money machine. I wouldn’t piss on either of them if they were on fire, let alone devote my time and money to their movies.
I didn’t like it at all...the plot was space accident with lots of noisy cinematic effects until she, the lone survivor, gets back to earth. And a cameo appearance by Geo. Clooney. I suppose it shows the triumph of the human spirit or something, but I’d prefer a more meaty plot, with interaction throughout with another instead of talking to herself. I never liked that Tom Hanks movie where he’s marooned by himself on an island either...so admit perhaps its me, as everyone else raves about it.
Excellent review by a man who knows what he is talking about Thanks for posting it.
My wife and I saw this movie in 3-D and enjoyed it.
Ping to an excellent review.
I just saw it tonight and this stuck out as a problem, even though there were many technical errors and broader implausibilities. Especially since they had just done a very long and plausibly choreographed scene involving the dynamics of tethering. It occurred to me afterwards that centrifugal force could be offered as an explanation, but the scene gives no hint of rotation, and there is a long shot of the scene which highlights the inexplicable force that you mention.
To me, this bespeaks the complete indifference of the director to physical constraints. There were scenes that showed respect for the physical realities, but that was just a directorial decision to listen to some physics wonks to establish credibility. In this case he had PLOT in mind.
There was a Korean movie about a guy getting marooned on an island, in the middle of Seoul in the Han River. The only person who noticed was a recluse girl who never left her room using her telescope.
2 minute trailer
Castaway on the Moon
So he was on the Han Solo? (Ba Dum Shhh)
*bangs head on table*
Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo
Go ducky, it's your freedom!!
I assumed it was the name of the Russian cosmonaut who owned the suit, but it was prominently featured and I figured it had some sort of meaning. In movies like that, it usually does.
Yes, the larger significance of this movie is an interesting question. The most obvious idea is the triumph of feminism, in the person of Ms. Bullock. I was struck by her exultative gesturing at the end, which was of course justified in the context by the fact of her survival. But you could see something of the passing of the baton in her relationship with "Matt", with the action representing a sort of self-emasculation, not to get too theoretical.
There is a DISCOVERY( channel, I guess ) review, WHY GRAVITY DOESN'T SUCK which tries to put the imprimatur of Science on the movie, but this involves a fair amount of foot-dragging. The reviewer opines that it may be an alternative reality, and I think this is surely the case. In fact, this entails the idea of a LAMENT for the decline or demise of manned space exploration, which the plot device of the movie enforces.
"Bear with me, my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar"
There is no such thing as gravity...the earth sucks! (Old skydivers joke)
you mean Darth Obama, yes?
wish he really did get flung out into space.