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Let it unfold... And prepare to be amazed!,
This review is from: Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I did not know anything about "Gravity" the film but the fact that the two astronauts are adrift and surviving in space. From the first moments until the credits started to roll I was sucked in, amazed, scared, stunned, frightened, thrilled, and sitting on the edge of my seat! The film is fantastic, and, starring not my favourite actors, I was astonished how well-done and well-acted this film is. It is a heart-achingly affectionate exploration of human relationships, trust, survival and the miracle of people being alive, as well as being a superb modern space thriller.
"Gravity" is a blockbuster that somehow feels personal, for the lack of super-humans, for the amazing superb special effects that somehow feel natural, for the great and utterly believable acting by Sandra Bullock, a solemn space mission specialist, and experienced tongue-in-cheek mission captain George Clooney. There is lyricism, closeness and intimacy of the two human beings, and the big, dark, beautiful and utterly scary and eerie outer space, pulling them in, one human-being at a time.
Please do not read the synopsis of the film, but go and see "Gravity" in the cinema, to be totally blown away. This is definitely the film, a battle against elements, against odds, to be enjoyed on a big screen, in 3D.
Almost for the first time in my life, I am actually thinking of going to see this film in the cinema again, for the amazing cinematography and sheer pleasure of viewing experience. The sights are better than in a planetarium. But the film is so much more than just the views.
One minor thing - it felt a bit tiring, one thing after the other going wrong and wrong again, but nevertheless, I loved this film! Loved it!
(And for those of you who want to argue all the mistakes and inaccurances of the film, check this out: [...] - and proceed to enjoy the movie!)
Recommended, recommended, recommended!! Bravo, Alfonso Cuarón!
Update 24/11/2013: what do you know, I actually went and saw this film again (on a smaller screen) and here's the word of warning: "Gravity" is made for the biggest screen you can find. You won't benefit from its FULL potential at home (sadly!).
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2013 22:05:08 GMT
Pat & Mike says:
had a feeling, with More of these 3D films being released on Blu Ray, 32inch televisions, Which I only bought a year ago, are already gradually fading away from retailers when they were sort of the king of screens only a couple of years ago. After Avatar, the bigger TV market started to grow quickly. Problem is anything of 40-52 inch is quite expensive, & getting as heavy as the old CRT 22-26 inchers now, I dont like wall mounted ones, so Media units to sit a 40 inch Television on, is going to take up some room in a small flat, not only that, there much more power hungry that smaller screens. But, Looks like Easter I will have to trade this year old Sharp Tele in, before it loses too much value, for a 40-42 incher, to get some depth of field from something like Gravity.
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