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Old 10th Oct 2013, 03:02
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Gravity ... The Movie

Hollywood bs aside, I enjoyed the visual spectacle. Shame about the plot, the acting and the technical errors, but as 90 minutes of entertainment, I thought it was quite good.

Certainly an amazing production from a CGI and 3D perspective

Curious to know the opinions of fellow aviators.

I thought that Jeffery Kluger summed it up pretty well in Time Magazine's article. Gravity Fact Check: What the Movie Gets Right and Wrong About Space | TIME.com

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Old 10th Oct 2013, 04:33
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Just got home from seeing it. Well worth the $15.00 a ticket. First time I've seen a movie in 3D as well. Clooney was Clooney but Sandra Bullock was great.

Gravity (2013) - IMDb

Orbital Dynamics aside.....

....but as 90 minutes of entertainment, I thought it was quite good.
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There isn't a single space movie in existence (except for perhaps 2001) that is physically realistic. The major flaw seems to be the whooshing sound spacecraft make in flight and roar of the engines
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CGI doesn't do it for me, 3D glasses I find to be gimmickry, and I still laugh watching grown men wearing latex on their heads.

...and Google glass makes sense for those who wear prescription glasses, but what about the rest of us!?
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There isn't a single space movie in existence (except for perhaps 2001) that is physically realistic. The major flaw seems to be the whooshing sound spacecraft make in flight and roar of the engines
Who cares?
It's entertainment, not a documentary. As long as it's not blatant stupidity I really don't see the problem in cutting a few realism corners. No-one* wants a space movie that's 80% sitting around planning, 10% moving slowly and 10% tidying up. It might be realistic but it'd be bloody boring.


*Well, knowing this place someone on here would. But you know what I mean.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 07:07
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Nobody cares, but it is amusing. Given the history of said Newtonian blunders, why the fuss over Gravity? PR?
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There isn't a single space movie in existence (except for perhaps 2001) that is physically realistic.
What about Alien? Apart from them all the smoking on the spaceship of course...
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There isn't a single space movie in existence (except for perhaps 2001) that is physically realistic.
Destination Moon - 1950
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The major flaw seems to be the whooshing sound spacecraft make in flight and roar of the engines
And the wings and stabilisers.
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Maybe the better solution is to avoid the cheesy effects and just talk about it.
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Space 1999 - Sorry, not a movie but boy did they like blowing up sh!t.
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They did it right in my day.
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This one is MUCH better !

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The space station in 2001 had what I thought was a very funny scene.
On the back of the toilet door were the large page of instructions on how to use the space toilet. You had better not get the space trots or have left it until the gopher was poking his head out.
Anyway it was not a real toilet at a real ,as there was no graffiti worth reading on the walls of the crapper
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Ah, "Flesh Gordon"! I have a tape in the attic somewhere, but no longer have a machine to play it on. An hilarious classic adult piss-take.
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Ah Flesh Gordon, what a great way to straddle the heights of the moronosphere...

Of course gravity is a pilot's worst enemy and not more so than when he is in his fifties...

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One of the best Sci Fi novels on Gravity I recall,Hal Clements, 'Mission of Gravity'
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I don't know why Hollywood insists on having
futuristic technology in the same technology of
the day.

The Buck Rogers era had loud AC humming
while the hero turned large black knobs. Then
years later it was multiple switch-flicking plus
fine tuning with sliders. Now of course its all
touch screens a la Star Trek NG.

If Buck and Jet Jackson had touchscreens it
would've been a bit more realistic as far as a
science fiction flick is concerned.

Star Trek 2009 pissed me off something very
fierce as NCC-1701 depicted was nothing like
the original 1960s ship. There're some classics
one just doesn't fcuk with.
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