I admitted last week that Gravity is a film actually worth seeing in 3D. Have you seen it yet and if so what did you think?

 

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  • Comment number 134. Posted by richsalt

    on 7 Dec 2013 00:42

    Mark, wholeheartedly agree with your review. You omitted one point though around the quality of the sound. The title sequence highlights that sound doesn't travel through space, and that point's referred back to several times through film visually. The music, sound design, and the presence and absence of sound all the way through is masterful and adds a valuable extra dimension to the film.

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  • Comment number 133. Posted by MassDamper

    on 2 Dec 2013 21:54

    I notice that most of the people who say the 3D version is better, haven't actually seen both versions ;-)

    I saw the 2D version last week, and the (Real D) 3D today. The 3D certainly adds something during the action sequences....and the expected, deliberate "look at me..I'm doing 3D!" effects. As pointed out elsewhere, Avatar and the latest Hobbit preview look like unsubtle, pop-up book attempts at 3D in comparison.

    But...it also makes some things worse - it's darker, it's less sharp and it distracts you at times from taking in the impressive views that make the 2D version better at times. I don't want my focus to be forced onto a particular spinning object at the expense of taking in the incredible backdrop that the 2D version shows off so much better.

    Anyway....it's a great film. It must be because I found the 2nd viewing just as involving as the first....the "destruction" sequences are jaw-dropping and I thought some of the dialog was very moving.

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  • Comment number 132. Posted by Roy Wallis

    on 30 Nov 2013 23:24

    Saw in 3D and loved it. The only slight fly in the stratosphere was the "return" of George Clooney which I felt was a bit "naff" and a "dream" ploy that spoilt the film.

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  • Comment number 131. Posted by Nigelpwsmith

    on 29 Nov 2013 15:22

    Whilst Gravity is sure to win a lot of awards for the technical and visual splendour, there's one award that it should not get. As some film buffs will know, there was a great deal of controversy over the script. Production on this film took place in 2011 (whilst the space shuttle still flew), but it's been suggested (on IMDb) that the film release was delayed due to a legal dispute over the original idea. The film script is dated from 2009, but there is a book called 'Gravity' that was published in 1999 about a woman trapped on the International Space Station, not to mention the Ray Bradbury short 'Kaleidoscope', part of his The Illustrated Man (1951). So I sincerely hope that the Academy does not nominate Gravity for either best original, or best adapted screenplay, because this would open the controversy over the possible plagiarism of the other stories.

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  • Comment number 130. Posted by Durrall

    on 28 Nov 2013 06:44

    I have seen Gravity at my local vue in 3D, I thought that this was a great film, I chose the 3D on your recommendation and thought that the effects were some of the best I had seen in 3D since Avatar. I have been underwelmed by some of the 3D films of recent years, especially the convertions to 3D such as wrath and clash of the titans. For me the film only delivers in 3D when it has been written and made with 3D in mind from the beginning.

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  • Comment number 129. Posted by Serendipity

    on 27 Nov 2013 12:11

    Whilst the cinematography and special effects were good, I can’t help but feel that there is a touch of “Emperor’s new clothes” about this film. Bullock was too ditsy, with 6months training? Please. I found the plot cheesy, with Sandra Bullock just escaping one disaster after another. In the end I wanted her to fail. Also, would NASA send two 50 year olds (SB almost) into space? I know that Clooney was supposed to be the chilled astronaut, however he was totally lacking in emotion and empathy. I like both of these actors, but not in this film. I really am at a loss to understand the fuss that has been made about this film, especially when there have been so many better films released this year.

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  • Comment number 128. Posted by paintdrop

    on 21 Nov 2013 22:11

    Mark. I'm not a fan of 3D, but I went to see Gravity in 3D... and based on YOUR recommendation.

    I loved it, a masterful popcorn fest from start to finish. It's also artistic, well edited, directed blah blah... AND... when I exited the cinema the first thing I said to my friend was, "did you flinch when any of the debris came flying at screen?". The second thing I said was, "what did you think of the sound?"

    In hindsight, I love the sound more... and the direction... but when I left, it was the 3D that had me talking.

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  • Comment number 127. Posted by Chris Quickfall

    on 21 Nov 2013 21:21

    I wonder if Berba is Simon Mayo?

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  • Comment number 126. Posted by Berba_Was_King

    on 20 Nov 2013 12:58

    Topper - what a sheep! Just go and see what Kermode tells you to see. Pathetic!

    He's brain-washing you all, so sad to see - think for yourselves people, the man's a hack!

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  • Comment number 125. Posted by Rourkesdrifter

    on 19 Nov 2013 23:53

    ***************SPOILER ALERT**********************

    @Mendo Shutaro

    At last I can come out from behind the sofa, for fear of being harangued. Your thoughts on this film are rather similar to mine, visually stunning ,but sadly lacklustre in parts. Now let me be clear I am a big fan of Cuaron's work, and Children of Men in particular is a film that still gives me a little shiver when I recall certain scenes.
    However though Gravity was a visual banquet to feast your eyes on, I did feel it fell short on several levels, character development was virtually nil, hence I didn't connect enough to care about the outcome. Bullock left to 'carry the load' on her own just didn't work for me either, with constant shots of her spinning torso becoming increasingly irritating as they served no real purpose. The ending also left me cold, mainly because by the third act I just felt the options were so obvious I couldn't help but visualise it all in my head.
    I've seen it in 3D on the big screen now, and will as always when I fail to enjoy a well received film, let the dust settle and try it again on DVD release. Though I genuinely feel on this occasion the superior visuals may well have had the adverse effect, and rather overshadowed the actual overall film experience if that makes sense?

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