Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Page 2

  • BinaryBob101 7 Aug 2013 23:24:37 26,544 posts
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    This will be stunning in IMAX.
  • binster 28 Aug 2013 13:40:15 574 posts
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    Glowing reviews all up in here
  • altitude2k 28 Aug 2013 20:48:48 5,238 posts
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    Wow, that is pretty damned positive.
  • Trowel 4 Sep 2013 21:50:38 21,996 posts
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    Uh oh... James Cameron Calls Gravity the “Best Space Film Ever Done”

    "Ever done"?!

    “I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time … What is interesting is the human dimension. Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.”

    He further comments on Bullock’s performance:

    “She’s the one that had to take on this unbelievable challenge to perform it. (It was) probably no less demanding than a Cirque du Soleil performer, from what I can see … There’s an art to that, to creating moments that seem spontaneous but are very highly rehearsed and choreographed. Not too many people can do it. … I think it’s really important for people in Hollywood to understand what was accomplished here.”

    Cameron also commented on the technical aspects of the film:

    “I read the script, and I thought it was tremendously challenging to shoot with a high degree of veracity to get the real look of zero gravity … I’m sure Alfonso had a real uphill battle with the studio, with everyone involved, to get it the way it needed to look. But he knew in his mind how it needed to look, and he went after it.”
  • beastmaster 5 Sep 2013 08:45:40 18,187 posts
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    New trailer. Err...Holy fuck!

  • Deleted user 6 September 2013 16:43:58
    Having watched all of the trailers in this thread I can't wait for October! Thanks for posting 'em guys!
  • Deleted user 6 September 2013 16:50:05
    First minute of that trailer was scary: it's a (completely irrational, considering my position) nightmare of mine to be adrift in space - see Space 2001, the shot of blokey after HAL kicks him off into space.... oh my god.

    But it kinda lost it for me when it showed her amongst other people et al. Still, looks very interesting!

    Except I cannot stand Sandra Bullock.
  • altitude2k 8 Sep 2013 07:51:35 5,238 posts
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    Spoiler-free "review" to put everyone's mind at ease.
  • Deleted user 8 September 2013 10:58:56
    That looks superb.

    Is Sandra Bullock's panicked breathing already a meme of some sort?
  • Whizzo 8 Sep 2013 11:33:22 44,765 posts
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    The trailers I've seen at the cinema were extremely impressive and by the sounds of it the final film is pretty damn epic.

    Before the film comes out though, can a mod change the thread title the extremely talented Alfonso Cuaron directed this, not Alfred!
  • CosmicFuzz 8 Sep 2013 12:14:48 32,225 posts
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    I'm not going to watch any more trailers for this. I know I want to see it, and I don't want any of the (stunning) space shots to be ruined. I remember going to see Children of Men without knowing anything about it, and was absolutely floored. His 'one shot' takes are brilliant, can't wait to see more.
  • captainrentboy 8 Sep 2013 14:46:50 1,682 posts
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    Can't fackin wait to see this, really hope it makes up for the major disappointment that was Elysium.
    I've only watched the very first trailer, so thankfully I haven't spoiled too many of the supposed fantastic shots and sequences.

    The opening scene is one continuous 13 minute shot, I love shit like that, especially when most other big budget movies are edited and cut so friggin awfully.
    Nov 8th needs to hurry the hell up.
  • neems 8 Sep 2013 21:07:49 3,752 posts
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    Elysium was a major disappointment? :(

    Damnit, I really wanted to see it, I love District 9.

    Gravity looks excellent though.
  • captainrentboy 8 Sep 2013 23:00:01 1,682 posts
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    @neems It was alright, but after District 9 I really thought Blomkamp would be a director to keep an eye on, yet Elysium was predictable and filled with poorly shot action scenes. It's worth a watch, but keep your hype levels in check. :)

    Gravity on the other hand seems to be getting praise from almost every review source, I'm hoping it'll be pretty darned special.
  • neilka 12 Sep 2013 10:27:58 21,316 posts
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    Managed to get tickets to next month's London Film Festival IMAX screening before the booking site went tits up :D
  • Load_2.0 12 Sep 2013 11:06:39 26,617 posts
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    Saw the trailer a few weeks back and was impressed but...

    No space titties or ray guns?

    No sale.
  • sport 12 Sep 2013 11:09:37 14,291 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Saw the trailer a few weeks back and was impressed but...

    No space titties or ray guns?

    No sale.
    Milky Way looks beautiful though.
  • YenRug 13 Sep 2013 14:53:33 4,544 posts
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    SFX's review, 5/5, no spoilers if you've watched the trailers:
  • altitude2k 14 Sep 2013 13:20:35 5,238 posts
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    Not that this should be any guage on film quality, and is not likely to sta this way, but wow:
  • Toonster 2 Oct 2013 17:33:12 6,903 posts
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    Comes out here in 2 days. Most anticipated movie of the year! I normally hate the whole 3D/IMAX gimmick, but it seems like this movie was made for it, just like Life of Pi last year.

    Still holding on strong on the tomato-meter.
  • Tom_Servo 2 Oct 2013 17:43:44 18,079 posts
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    Yeah it still has 95 on Metacritic from 17 reviews. Damn impressive. I hadn't heard of it at all until I spotted it on the Metacritic front page, actually. Looks excellent.
  • altitude2k 2 Oct 2013 21:40:43 5,238 posts
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    Can't believe we have to wait until 8th November in the UK!
  • Deleted user 2 October 2013 22:06:49
    Never heard of this until randomly wandering into this thread. But did anyone else just watch a thoroughly unconvincing clip of Sandra bullock and a shit ton of CGI or was it just me? Reviews seem great though so I'm sure I'll be raving about it in a week.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2013 22:18:42
    Girlfriend saw the trailer and thought it was some spoof sci-fi film because of Sandra.

    Don't think this'll be one we watch together.
  • altitude2k 3 Oct 2013 19:08:35 5,238 posts
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    I know someone who said, without a hint of irony, "it looks completely unrealistic".

  • sirtacos 4 Oct 2013 03:03:15 8,029 posts
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    It does though. Where are the space explosions and pew pew lasers?

  • altitude2k 4 Oct 2013 18:01:41 5,238 posts
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    Fuck's now got 43 reviews on Metacritic and the average score has actually gone up! 97% :eek:

    *awaits the inevitable attention seeking cunt who marks it down to get people to visit his poorly-coded review site*

    Edited by altitude2k at 18:08:40 04-10-2013
  • Toonster 5 Oct 2013 21:54:10 6,903 posts
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    My review, copy-pasted from the movie review thread:


    Absolutely gorgeous and incredibly intense film. Visual effects were brilliant and Cuaron definitely deserves a nod for Best Director.

    Two problems... dialogue and Clooney. It's really one of those films where the less said, the better. Some of the lines were a bit cringeworthy and almost took me out of the movie entirely. Same with Clooney, his appearance is too jarring. I enjoy his acting, but probably would have liked another (less recognizable) actor in his place.

    That said, Bullock gives a great performance, and there was a certain moment that made me tear up. There's definitely no other film like it. See it on the biggest screen possible."

    I'll probably go see it in theatres again. I'm sure there's a lot you'd miss the first time round.

    Edited by Toonster at 21:54:24 05-10-2013
  • Deleted user 5 October 2013 23:19:16
    Gravity 6/10

    I enjoyed it I also disliked it immensely.

    Clooney was a big no no for his role. There is just something about his acting that feels like he's phoning it in. He's so one note throughout.

    After the initial "incident" the peril gets old a bit quickly as its one thing after another and the screenplay struggles to pad it all out.

    Great effects though
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