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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

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    While space adventures like Star Wars and Star Trek are and always will be the epic space dramas that dreams are made of, filmmakers really haven't spent enough time on "down-to-earth" pictures that depict humanity's current explorations in space. Humanity's story began with small-scale satellite-building stories on the outskirts of the Earth and minor, yet important trips to the moon. However, rarely do space adventures hit the big screen without an asteroid plummeting towards Earth, aliens launching invasions, or at least someone having a close encounter - most likely of the third kind. Realistic films about space exploration have been few and far between, the most memorable of which came in 1995's Academy Award nominated drama, Apollo 13. Since then, space has basically been treated like a hostile villain, portrayed as the setting of chaos and conflict - much as it is in the already highly praised space drama, Gravity. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Great Expectations), Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, an engineer on her first outer space mission. Her commander, Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), is overseeing his last mission as his team orbits the Earth when Mission Control suddenly aborts the mission as satellite debris is quickly confirmed to be on a collision course with the team's location. Unfortunately, the team is unable to defend themselves and the debris massively damages their shuttle and equipment, also thrusting the pair into space. Running low on air and with only limited opinions, Stone and Kowalski are forced to use what means they have left to attempt to make their way to a distant orbiting space station in hopes of using an escape pod to return to Earth. The voices of Ed Harris, Paul Sharma, and Basher Savage also star in supporting roles. For all of this film's achievements (and we'll get to them), Gravity is still far from the perfect film that many make it out to be. At the end of the day, the film's story is the only substantial hang-up. You can sit and marvel at how this film looks, praise the acting, and even embrace the idea of coughing up extra money to see the film in IMAX 3D - but, the end result and the overall impact of the film simply doesn't get the job done. Maybe it's just me (and that's very possible), but this film leaves a gaping void of borderline irrelevance and eventual unimportance. The story doesn't provide a knockout punch that an Academy Award winner should deliver. Gravity goes through a motion of floating from one dire straight to the next, easily making it understandable as to why this film only goes on for only a brief 90 minutes. There are only so many different places you can float to in outer space before the question of whether or not these characters live or die needs to be answered. The climax of this flick is foreseeable, and easily forgettable. We can now move on to the film's outstanding achievements - and there are many. By now, you might have heard that Sandra Bullock wasn't the first choice to play Dr. Ryan Stone. Actually, she wasn't even the second, third, or fourth choice. However, director and co-writer Alfonso Cuarón should be thanking his lucky stars (no pun intended) that he landed this A-list actress. Most actors/actresses will tell you that acting on screen alone, without anyone else in the conversation is a complex, often taxing endeavor. Fortunately for everyone (viewers included), Bullock does a phenomenally job working through her character's various, heart-wrenching emotional states. Her character is full of fear from even the very beginning, but manages to face down each dire scenario, refusing to be fully engulfed by the constant fear of potential doom. While Bullock is the domineering presence in this film, Clooney spends his limited presence portraying a character that's completely opposite in nearly every possible way. He's cool, calm, and collected - even after a debris storm reduces the duo's likelihood of surviving to nearly nothing. Clooney brings to the table everything we've all grown to love about the charismatic gentlemen, full of whit and poise. Combined, the efforts of Bullock and Clooney make for an unstoppable force of chemistry, and by the time the film concludes, it will be incredibly difficult to imagine any other actors or actresses in these two well-written roles. Without a doubt, Gravity is a beautifully visual film, providing a mesmerizing view of Earth from our planet's orbit. In fact, it's so beautiful that it might be hard to get past the fact that it's actually CGI. Sure, the film might be a bit CGI heavy at times, which will be abundantly evident in some portions of the film more than others, but for the most part it provides for an absolutely flawless experience - sparing no expense, I'm sure. The eye-catching realism is quite breathtaking, often so convincing that you'll nearly forget you're watching a movie. During the thrilling action sequences, don't be surprised when you find yourself lost in the moment, easily becoming engulfed in the array of panic that would likely leave most of us screaming in pure horror. In other words, you'll be happy to be in a theater watching the events of this film, rather than in outer space dealing with the unimaginable living-changing experiences capture over the course of this film. Overall, Gravity is going to be all the rage at the box office and understandably so - yet at the end of the day, it's not as epic as the spectacular space drama, Apollo 13. The hype has been built so high for Gravity that not even the Earth's atmosphere could hold it down - but after the film levels off a bit, hopefully viewers will come to terms with the fact that Gravity is simply a forgettable piece of filmmaking. That doesn't mean you should discount the experience of this film (which everyone should witness at least once), but this film is limited by a simple story and visual effects (in all their glory) that some filmmaker will no doubt elapse in the near future. Sandra Bullock (and likely the film's visual achievements) will garner quite a bit of attention during award season, but ultimately there's very little that sets her performance ahead of an unmemorable role that parallels Tom Hanks in Cast Away. In the end, Gravity provides outstanding, yet brief cinematic enjoyment, although I fear this film will eventually crash land in the "good, but forgettable" category of film.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies out to hit the big screen

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    I've Been Really SoTruly Waiting For This Movie, To Come Out Now, For Me To Have My Own Copy Finally, Is Truly One Of A Kind. This Great Movie, That Has Been, And Was Put Together, By A Great Team Of Such Great Directors And Producers. Also The Great Writers, And Story Tellers. I Knew This Movie Was Going To Be Great And Blow Peoples Minds Away. So I've Been Really Waiting For It, To Come Out, On Its Release Day. I Really Wanted My Own Copy Of This Movie. So I Waited For It To Hit The Stores. Then I Waited For My Favorite Store To Open Up, And As Soon As Best Buy Opened That Morning, And This Movie Hit The New Release Stands, I Went Out To Get It, And Bought It In The 3D Edition. This movie is totally phenomenal, especially in 3D version. Get yours today, while it's still out, before They sell Out On Ya. If Ya Do Have the 3d experience at ur home, Then I Would Not Pass Up On Getting This Film in 3D. But I Just Wanted To Thank Best Buy For The Great Service That I get And That Ya give me, Everytime I come to your store. The pricing on the Movies And Other Great products, That Ya Sell is always Fair and ya Give Back To The People N Me For Being an always shopper in your stores. That's Why Your My #1 Store Around. I Love The Products ya Sell, The Reward Zone ProGram, That U Have For Us, is Always special and helpful to me when I shop there, At times and I have my reward zone cash back, for Spending and buying things in there store. Best Buy truly cares about their customers. Thank you Best Buy for all your help That Ya Give Me When I Enter Best Buy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    The most exciting and tremendous sci-fi adventure in years. This is definitely one of the very best pictures of 2013, hands down without a question. A gorgeous and riveting experience. Director, Alfonso Cuarón crafts an incredible work of art that shows off the the best of it's visual effects and the acting of it's lead star. A visually spectacular and emotionally gripping masterpiece. The special effects are outstanding, it really embraces you with its beauty and the power of its in-depth survival story. A jaw-droppingly mesmerizing and edge of your seat thriller that grabs you from its very first frame to its hopeful and unexpected conclusion. An unforgettable thrill-ride that's sentimental, nerve-racking and utterly stunning. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are terrific. Clooney is cool, calm and confident and offers heart and humor and wonderful charm to keep Bullocks shaky character at ease. Bullock is a tour de force, she gives an amazing and gripping performance. Bullock gives the best performance of her career. An awesome movie that delivers alot more than you expect.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Entertaining Movie

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    The BR DVD is shot beautifully and must be even better in 3D. Sandra Bullock really made this movie (in terms of acting) and I believe carried the film. George Clooney is fine but not exceptional. I heard somewhere that the plot had "reality holes" in it but if true, I would think most people won't notice. And if you're astute enough to catch those "untruths", there's enough there for you to suspend with some reality. The ending was somewhat predictable, especially if you've been watching movies for much of your life. There is some symbolism throughout the movie (and ending) and that made it somewhat interesting to see and think about. The movie itself is a little shorter than other current movies. One thing I suggest - take a look at the dvd extras. They will help you make sense of some of the things that Sandra Bullock does in the movie. This is certainly a big-screen movie. You COULD wait for it to arrive on cable but then you wouldn't get the extras. And it really shines on Blu-ray. Overall, an entertaining movie and worth the watch.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    3D could have been better

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    The first time I watched this movie, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I thought it was good, but wasn't quite sure it was worth it (The first time I saw it was after I already bought it because it had gotten such great reviews). After watching all the special features and watching the movie for a second time, I developed a stronger appreciation for it and I'm glad I bought it, even though I felt the 3D could have been better. There just didn't seem like there were a whole lot of scenes that blew me away in terms of the 3D, which was disappointing given how cool space usually is in 3D. There were a few 3D scenes that were pretty cool, but I felt they ended too soon. It was like, "Oh, this is going to be cool if it keeps coming toward me!" But then the element that was coming at me would go out of focus or the camera would cut away. My wife kept getting scared though when all of the shrapnel came flying at us, so that was pretty funny. No iTunes Digital Copy with this movie, only UV.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 3D experience

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    While the story line seems to drag and feels like the movie is much longer than the 90 Min time frame, I can easily understand why. **Spoiler Alert** - This movie is about a woman who not only gets detached from the rest of her crew, but she is its sole survivor... I believe the director/writers are intentionally trying to get us to sympathize with her frustration and the seemingly eternal loneliness one goes through in such a crisis. **End Spoiler** In spite the lengthy feel, the 3D effects are amazing, and even in 2D one can easily see where the movie was tailor-made for 3D. I originally thought the movie was shot with wire-hanging, but once I saw the special features realized it was CGI. It fooled me... in a good way. Sandra Bullock's performance was good, at best. Clooney was forgetable. But otherwise, if you have a 3D TV, I would definitely say that this movie is a Must-Own.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Movie

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    This really is a very good movie. If they bring it back to the big screen in 3D you really need to see it there. You WILL feel like you are in outer space. But even on a 3D 55" TV, it still is great to watch. Two drawbacks that kept it at a 4 instead of a 5 rating for me. One is character development -- there virtually is none. That brings the movie down to just basically a disaster movie -- but a really good one. If it hadn't been for Sandra Bullock, I probably wouldn't care what her fate would be. The other drawback is the ending -- it's too sudden. I needed a little more closure, for lack of a better term. I seldom watch the extras as I don't really want to know how they made the special effects they made, but this time I did want to know, because they are incredible. And the process is really fascinating. Even seeing the process, it is amazing to me how real it all looks.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful example of what 3D can be.

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    This movie shows what the proper use of 3D can do to create a stunning visual experience. Masterfully crafted and directed, it is worth it just for showing off a good screen. Sandra Bullock does an admirable job with a very constrained role, looking the part, but lacking a script that helps her shoulder the load of carrying most of the show. Fortunately, the visual effects and photography make those other weaknesses almost unnoticeable. Clooney is walking in a park with his role, perfectly cast as the space jock. The storyline would have benefitted from expanding his part and giving him some additional dramatic opportunities. For film-lovers, this is the current movie to own to show 3D naysayers that the best is yet to come, and can be spectacular in the right hands. Highly recommended!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ground-breaking cinematography

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    State of the art film making is the really the backbone of this movie. Watching this in 3D on my 65" TV really made me feel like I was floating around in space with the characters in the movie. By the way, Clooney and Bullock are the only two actors in this movie and Clooney is only around for about 1/3 of the movie..Both actors do a fine job with theirs characters. It is a story of survival in the face of repeated setbacks. Nothing new about that. Nonetheless , the movie is entertaining and view-worthy. It is IMO one of the best movies to show off a 3D TV./ home theater. If it wasn't for the spectacular visuals, it would be only a slightly above average movie as the basic premise(survival) has been done many times before..

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Story Good,3D Great , more depth than in ur face

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    I first watched this movie on 2d DVD . Although I liked it,I quickly realized this movie was meant to be viewed in 3D. Actually 3d is the best thing about this movie. If ur a Sandra Bullock fan, like my wife, you wil get your Sandra fix here for sure. I give this movie a four * mainly because of the cinematography, the outer space scenes are realistic and convincing although the story does become predictable and sometimes even seems strained to come off as believeable. I like Clooney and wanted more of his character in the movie. Come to think of it , I think this movie left us wanting more of something, but I'm not really sure what ? Anyway, If your a 3D movie lover, and I am, you need this movie for your collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie but way too short

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    This movie is very very beautiful and the plot is interesting but poorly done on a number of levels. The science of the thing was not well done and it became very implausible a number of different times. Although they played up the action and reaction thing in space pretty much not much else was really well done. I'm unclear as to why many "space experts" are quoted as supported the science. I liked the story and found it interesting but I was left wanting much more - actually wanting some kind of a better ending than what we got. The other thing - the primary character seemed much too weak to have their role - astronauts are trained better. There was a lot wrong but we did like it. My kids were disappointed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great effects, likable actors overcome disbelief

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    Gravity is fantastic for its cinematography and effects alone. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are likable and your concern for the characters overrides the unbelievability of the film. You have to carry a very large bucket of "suspension of" with you to overcome the "disbelief" and the director would have been better suited to rein the actors in occasionally from the ham. If you watch the movie for a wild ride experience, you won't be disappointed. Fantastic amount of extras on the BluRay are a great bonus. You will absolutely wonder how they filmed some of the things they did and the extras tell you. A buy if you like the actors and "ride" of the film, a rent if you're very literal in your viewing habits.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great audiovisual experience

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    Even though I bought the 3D set, I've only been able to watch this movie in 2D blue ray presentation so far, and have enjoyed it very much. I could only imagine how good 3D could be here, but will just have to wait until I can afford to upgrade my system. Even though I'm not a George Clooney fan, I bought this disc anyway and was pleased to see that his part is minor and Sandra Bullock is the main star. As far as the story goes, it is what it is, but who really cares when you are treated to such a visual feast that this movie presents, so if you were hoping for more than just a visual experience, than go back to any one of James Cameron's pictures & get a great story with all the action that this one has!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good special effects, OK story

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    Because of the good special effects (3D, 2D isn't meaty as engaging), you can overlook the minimal plot. Also, the science involved isn't nearly that accurate, and the series of events that allow her to survive is quite laughable because of the improbability. Watch Apollo 13 or The Right Stuff for realism (because they're based on fact despite the luck involved). In rather real world, which it pretends to be, she, like her shipmates, would have been dead several times over. Despite being one of the few decent 3D's out there, I think there should still have been more "in your face" debris coming off the screen, especially given the nature of the film. Recommended, but only for the 3D space effects.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Technical Achievement

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    This movie was an amazing technical achievement. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. It's basically a "last survivor" adventure story (think Castaway or any other shipwreck movie) set in outer space. I have no idea how realistic it is, but it's very exciting and very well made. The special effects are nothing short of astonishing, and the directing choices give you very much of a "you are there while this is happening" feeling. The camera is almost another character that adds to the sense of confusion. If you have a 3D TV that is definitely the way to watch this film. The 3D adds a claustrophobic sense of depth to everything and is used about as well as I've ever seen in any movie.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    This was an excellent film to watch. The cinematography with views from space were breathtaking. I'm obviously not an astronaut but this seems to be as the most realistic point of view in a film that I can imagine. The story reflects a sense of self fortitude, courage and survival. My only regret is that I didn't watch this on the big screen to have absorbed the full effect of the cinematography. But this is the next best thing, just watch it on a big tv set to get the maximum impact. I imagine owning the 3-D version would also be exciting, as there are several instances of things floating at you. Overall, I recommend this movie and merits the oscar's nomination for best director.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slow burn of a movie

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    I think Sandra Bullock has her best roll yet!! It is a slow moving movie but that's because there are only 3 people in the entire cast. The tension is palpable and convincing. The video is breathless in both it's picture and in the story. I went to this with a friend and they did not like it thinking it too slow. I don't know what to compare this too other then Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Sandra Bullock is on screen for the majority of the film and I think she nails it. George Clooney is in the movie as well but is playing,,,well, George Clooney, such a waste. Sandra Bullock is sooo much better. If you like less action and character studies I would recommend this

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alfonso's Space Odyssey

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    Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" may not as impacting and memorable as Kubrick's "2001" and the script may suffer in some areas, the film is still a visually intense and beautiful adventure. This film seems to be Cuarón's attempt to bring an art-house/sci-fi film, akin to something like Tarkovsky's "Solaris", to a Hollywood mainstream audience. And this is where the film soars. Insanely long takes and scenes, experimental cinematography, angles and perspective, are the true elements that make this film something more than just an effects based theme park ride. Just watch out for some of the over-the-top cheesy sentiment and screenplay issues.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great FX, great sound, great script

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    The visuals will blow you away. Sandra Bullock does a good job of portraying a space station specialist sent adrift into the black void when tragedy strikes her craft. George Clooney makes a good foil as her smarmy but likable colleague. The script allows for character development and these two professionals make the gymnastics required of "floating in space" look easy. I'm sure it wasn't. I first saw this in 3D in the theater and couldn't move the entire film. The DVD possesses none of the immersive quality of the theater, but the script and acting carry the day. Worthwhile.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth watching. Maybe not to purchase as much.

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    This was not a long movie. It got right to the good stuff and was worth watching. I'd watch again down the road, but it's one of those movies that you would not want to watch again right away. Probably because you are so interested to see what happens at the end, all from the beginning. And once you know, eh, your good for awhile. My Brother saw it in the theater. I bought this 3D so I can watch in my home for the 1st time, knowing and hearing it was a great movie. He didn't get a chance to watch in 3D in the theater. And he wishes he had. So I'm sure he will want to watch again on my 3D TV. I'm happy with this purchase.

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