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Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
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258 of 311 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2013
Went to see this movie the other night on impulse and without knowing anything at all. Not a huge fan of either of the leads but for some reason i just had this idea in my head that it would be worth it. I had no idea what i was in for but i treated myself to an IMAX ticket. I sat down and got comfly with some popcorn...

The start sequence is so amazing and probably one of the only place for you go grab a breath before all hell breaks loose, literally. By the time the movie was over i had not even touched my pop corn and had almost torn the arm of the chair from the tension. My heart was racing but i was smiling my head off and wanted to watch it all over again. I could have watched another 5 hours of this movie yet it was perfect the length it is.

I am simply dazzled and amazed by the work that went in by everyone involved in making this, there were no short cuts or cheap shots. the acting is beyond the call of duty and must have been such a mind job. Bullock is outstanding and deserves a massive reward for her performance. Clooney just stole my heart from the beginning and fit into his role nice and snug.

Seriously, do yourself a favour and treat yourself to watching this superb movie with a huge screen and roaring sound that shakes the ground. I am most certainly going to see this again. Then im getting the bluray.
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116 of 142 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERon 21 November 2013
This technically brilliant film contains beautiful shots of the earth viewed from space, there are some tense moments as the two space workers (Clooney and Bullock) struggle to survive when they find themselves stranded after a disaster not of their making and it is intriguing to watch them floating about surrounded by a motley collection of objects and dealing with weightlessness in a matter of fact way, at least until calamity strikes. As with most adventure films, the desire to create ever more exciting situations sends plausibility spinning into the outer galaxies and it is probably an advantage to be ignorant of some of the basic laws of physics. At the end, despite the ludicrous twists, the film succeeds in leaving you with a sobering sense of mortality combined with the strengh of the will to survive.

"Gravity" is definitely greatly enhanced if seen on a large screen in 3D.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2014
Wow! It needs more than one viewing to follow everything ( I am 76, after all ), and I recommend listening to the sound with headphones to get the full claustrophobic effect. Stunning.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2014
A gripping film with stunning visual effects. Althoughnit was so much better in 3D it is still a breathtaking experience in 2D still. The soundtrack is perfect and the acting is superb. It is a film that anyone can watch and enjoy. The DVD comes with a brilliant short film linked to Gravity which is also very entertaining. Another thing I love about this film is the favt it is all in real time (uncut) which means you really get the feel of the tension and fear the astronauts are going through. A film that will not be forgotten and a DVD that shoukd be owned in every household.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 20 May 2015
I was put off from watching this film because I am not the biggest fan of Sandra bullock, but am glad I changed my mind, because I just loved her in this film, so for me she has changed my mind, well almost. The picture plus sound is amazing and it sounds stunning through your surround sound system, especially when the meteorite storm hits, and the ending was just stunning, plus what a beautiful and original soundtrack. This is a great film which I will never watch in 2D.
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on 22 August 2015
I went to see this one in the cinema with friends. I absolutely loved it. There's a certain tenseness that adds to the thrill, depth and appeal of the movie that comes from having only a handful of characters for most of it. I loved the movie when I saw it in the cinema. And it wasn't until I was talking to friends about it afterwards that I realised just how much CGI was involved. Normally I'd be a little disappointed to hear something like this, but for this film it really worked, it added so much to the film. Great story, great film.
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on 22 August 2015
Quite simply one of the most hypnotising movie EXPERIENCES I have seen. Beautiful, majestic, thrilling and totally absorbing. The best time I have had in the cinema in years. I Bought it on 3d blu ray as soon as it came out and it does not disappoint. one of the best 3d titles I have seen, the standard blu ray picture and sound is also exceptional.
I could go ahead and write an in depth review but I feel it is unnecessary. Just watch it and I hope you are enthralled as much as I was.
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on 18 August 2015
For a one-trick-pony this is an extremely watchable and absorbing movie. The question is: after a disaster in space will astronaut Sandra Bullock make it home? The movie answers the question in a gripping edge-of-your-seat linear fashion. Excellent performance from Bullock. Very generous perfromance from George Clooney in a supporting role. Well worth watching.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2014
I watched this on my 3D projector last night for the first time, and I was blown away immediately by how good it looks and sounds, and stayed that way until the credits rolled. This is the all-time best demo film to show off your AV system's 3D, picture and audio. Dredd and Pacific Rim come a close second and third.

As for the story, its a bit far fetched, but don't let it dissuade you from buying, The moment to moment beauty of the Earth and space, and the chaos of all the worlds satelites exploding will keep you glued to the screen waiting to see what happens next.

This film is so well made I found myself being drawn in and feeling genuinely nervous and surprised in parts. Part of this is due to the perfect 3D implementation, it really drives home the claustrophobic feeling of the interiors, and the endless expanse of space, without any cheap gags or "in your face" effects. The convincing zero or "micro" gravity and CGI are so well done that you instantly forget you are watching an effects film and focus purely on the action on screen.

A special mention should be made regarding the sound design, everything sounds like it should out in space and gives a real sense of place, With no OTT scoring you are allowed to listen to and appreciate the subtlety of every sound, deep silence and roaring explosions.

If you are even slightly interested in 3D films, or just want to see a dramatic thrill ride you seriously must add this to your wanted list.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2013
I feel compelled to post this message in response to the various amount of hate that Gravity seems to be receiving at the moment, especially on this site.

I will stress now that for those of you who didn't like this film, I have no problem with that whatsoever! We all have different tastes and film is subjective at the end of the day. There are going to be films that many people like that you don't and vice versa. We all have different perspectives when it comes to films, so I think it's wrong for people to call you idiots or whatever.

For me personally, I loved Gravity. I saw it in the cinema last November and I loved it. I bought the Blu-Ray yesterday, watched it last night, I loved it. It's my favourite film of 2013.

Why do I love it you may ask? Well, first and foremost, it was because of the experience of being in outer space. Gravity is very much an experience film. A film that you're supposed to immerse yourself in and go in for the ride. On that basis, Gravity delivered that aspect for me. The direction, visuals, music and even the physics portrayed in this film helped that tremendously in my opinion. Just watching the visuals and seeing Sandra Bullock's character overcome the odds stacked against her was intense and absorbing. Because I felt like I was in space with her, I felt her emotions, I felt her loneliness, I felt her need to survive. Also, the end sequence? It gives me chills every time. It is an amazing sequence with the visuals and especially the music. It's a film that's not so much to be watched as it is to be felt and it's also a survival film.

What annoys me about the reaction to this film is how many people just look for the bad things in it and they totally disregard the good stuff. Do we look at all the individual moments we hate or dislike in a film, or do we look at the bigger picture? I think it makes more sense to balance out the good and the bad of a film and see which one holds up more, instead of just focusing on the bad.

One of the complaints people give is that it has no story. I disagree. It is a basic story, but it's still a story! A story about a person in space trying to get back to earth after a disaster takes place. After all, it is a survival film. There's only so much you can do with a premise about a person trying to survive a disaster or an event that arises. I mean, what were people expecting with a film like this? Considering the basic material Alfonson Cuaron had to work with, I thought he did a great job! The film also deals with issues like loneliness, despair, isolation, spirituality, etc, so there's more to this film than people give credit for. I've never seen a survival film done this way before, so Cuaron covered new ground with this film in my opinion.

In terms of the physics, dialogue and cliches in this film? There were maybe a couple of problems, but they never really bothered me that much.

It's in my top ten favourite films of all time and I don't care if people think I'm overrating the film or that I don't have a good taste. I loved the film and nobody will change my enjoyment of this film!

At the end of the day though, if people don't like it because they found it boring or they couldn't get into it, that's totally fine. We all have different opinions and it's a shame that a fair amount of people don't like it, but I wish people wouldn't be as harsh on this film and at least consider the good aspects to it and I believe you can find many. Some people who call it the worst film ever made are just being WAY too critical in my opinion.

If you think I have a bad taste in films, here are my top ten favourite films of all time so you can be the judge:

10. Groundhog Day
9. Inception
8. It’s a Wonderful Life
7. Brazil
6. Gravity
5. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
4. The Elephant Man
3. Fantasia
2. Vertigo
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

I wanted to post this message because I feel that, while people are not wrong for disliking this film, I do believe some people are being a bit too harsh on it in my humble opinion and secondly, I wanted to let some of you guys know why me and many others loved this film.
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