Live media literate.

Join Understand Media to get access to our forums, the latest media literacy news, member-only articles, early access to our journals, and much more.

We will never give your info to anyone!

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Gravity

Gravity 13 Oct 2013 22:10 #3747

  • Alistair.N
  • Alistair.N's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Noobie
  • Posts: 19
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 0
I recently saw the film Gravity in iMax theater. the movie was very well put together. The way the director brought back the terror of space. I felt like I was watching 2001 Space Odyssey all over again. The movie was slightly faster paced than 2001, helping it really appeal to the modern audience.

Films like this are why we have iMax in the first place. The cinematography was amazing. as you watched the film you felt like you were in space with the characters. The way the camera would spin brought that feel of weightlessness alive. It was fantastic.

I did not like the amount of dialog in the movie, but it did keep the audience engaged in the movie. As there is no noise in space it was necessary and also the characters talked almost as a way of keeping themselves calm and that really gave a valid reason to keep the dialog open.

Overall the movie was vary good and I highly recommend it.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gravity 13 Oct 2013 22:38 #3750

  • lyla.w
  • lyla.w's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: 0
I also just saw this a few days ago and was completely blown away with the special affects within the film. Being in the entertainment industry it has been the topic throughout the office and among directors for the past 2 weeks. I feel like this movie has completely changed the face of 3D special affects films. I felt like the movie itself didn't have an amazing plot, but the special affects made the movie as successful as it was.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gravity 13 Oct 2013 23:16 #3752

  • justin.danyal
  • justin.danyal's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: 0
Good to hear that the movie was good. I have been debating on which movie I want to watch and this has definitely been up on my list. This hasn't been the first good report I have seen on this movie so I know it has to be pretty good. I am super picky when it comes to movies. Hopefully this movie lives to its reviews, thanks again.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gravity 19 Oct 2013 19:40 #3792

  • noel-marie.k
  • noel-marie.k's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 41
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: -1
It's crazy to think that the actors did the majority of this movie in front of a green screen. The acting was incredible, Sandra Bullock in particular, but I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to act for the length of almost a whole movie, with virtually nothing to visually work with. As I said before, I thought this movie was really great. Very stressful, but in my opinion, if you can evoke any kind of emotion out of your audience, you succeeded.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gravity 13 Oct 2014 02:56 #5505

  • andres.z
  • andres.z's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: 0
Gravity, what a great film! Quality!

I truly commend Alfonso Cuaron and his crew for creating such a masterpiece with the advancements in technology in the film industry. Compared to Stanley Kubrick's-2001 A Space Odyssey, I believe Cuaron's crew established a true Realist moving picture. As you mentioned A Space Odyssey as a comparison film, Kubrick created a true formalist picture, which is fair to find similarities, but on the film-style spectrum, is on the other end.

The acting was superb! The writing, completed by Alfonso Cuaron and his son, established a very great description of what they wanted their characters to go through. It is a very moving film, as the art of editing really took an extreme turn into what story could be told. The action is compelling when it needs to be, and the silence brings the audience into the open realm of space. I am very proud for the first hispanic production to take the majority of Academy's in 2014, and I believe that this film is a product of the many amazing projects to come out of Latin America.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.232 seconds