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Old February 22nd, 2014, 12:02 AM   #16
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... Honestly it was quite enjoyable, but the spell was broken for me in several places. I don't think this counts as a spoiler, but the idea that an astronaut in an EVA suit can just swim from the Hubble space telescope to the ISS and then hop a Soyuz over to a Chinese space station, as if they're all in the same local orbital neighborhood, was pretty discouraging.

Hubble and the ISS are in completely different orbital planes at completely different altitudes... you can't get there from here, as they say, and not with any spacecraft yet made, either....
You are ruining a great fantasy with way too much reality.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 12:42 AM   #17
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Don't think the film was THAT great to be honest. Highly over rated. My taste in movies are ones with a lot of interesting dialogue ... Scorsese, Tarantino, Danny Boyle films etc.

I watched Gravity in 3D at the cinema, enjoyed the experience. But certainly has no replay value when it's out on DVD, Bluray, TV etc ...

Won't have the same hypnotic/surreal effect with a home viewing.

Some films are made to be watched in the cinema and thats it. And this was one of them ...
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 09:15 AM   #18
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You are ruining a great fantasy with way too much reality.
D'oh! On the other hand, I totally loved The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 10:26 AM   #19
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You are ruining a great fantasy with way too much reality.
It's full circle back to "suspension of disbelief." That threshold will vary from one person to the next. I don't begrudge those who enjoyed the film. The story just didn't work for me as it was a continuous string of failure of SoD, despite the sophisticated visual effects.
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