Gravity

(12 Posts)
kickassangel Tue 08-Oct-13 23:11:37

Sideshow, go and see it, as long as you don't get car sick. I was dubious and absolutely loved it, in spite of getting ill.

If anyone does get travel sick, I would say stay away from the 3d version.

kickassangel Tue 08-Oct-13 23:09:17

It's not a massive spoiler, in fact on the edge if being misleading.

But it s hard for me to respond to it without giving away a spoiler.

I would say that it is up for debate, but intentionally or not it isn't a traditional plot line.

He doesn't rescue her and they don't end up together or anything you might expect.

Ok, I will wait a month to discuss this. I thought that mainly ther was only a one week delay most of the time now, not a whole month.

grimbletart Tue 08-Oct-13 11:31:25

Sorry SideshoBob: certainly didn't mean to spoil it for anyone blush. I apologise.

SideshoBob Tue 08-Oct-13 01:28:30

Really annoyed about that, after seeing the reviews I was really looking forward to it too. I appreciate I probably shouldn't have gone on the thread now but still....

SideshoBob Tue 08-Oct-13 01:27:13

grimbletart: why have you just posted a massive spoiler?

unfortunatedischarge Mon 07-Oct-13 19:17:40

am I the only woman alive who'd rather eat their own eyes than be stuck in space with George Clooney?

grimbletart Mon 07-Oct-13 19:14:00

kickass: without trying to provide a spoiler, just reading the Wiki summary of the plot though it seems as if it still the bloke who does the heroic thing and in the end 'provides' the solution for getting back to earth. Sounds familiar..... grin.

grimbletart Mon 07-Oct-13 19:07:59

According to Wiki the film is film co-written, co-produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

Suelford Mon 07-Oct-13 17:02:02

I've been waiting to see it for ages, the trailers look amazing but it doesn't come out for another month!

I did see "How I Live Now", which I didn't know anything about but turned out to be surprisingly good and feminist. The last half of the film is just two girls, the main lead is a leader/heroine without being masculine.

whatdoesittake48 Mon 07-Oct-13 11:03:30

was it directed by a man or a woman? maybe Hollywood is finally "getting it".

Anniegetyourgun Mon 07-Oct-13 10:22:46

Doesn't sound like it would pass the Bechdel test though grin

kickassangel Mon 07-Oct-13 03:49:33

Just been to see this.

Had only seen the trailer and an interview with Sandra Bullock.

Hadn't realized that she is THE lead, with George Clooney (the only other actor we see) being very much second fiddle, in it for less than 50% of the time.

And there isn't a big deal being made about 'ooh, it's a woman'. And I haven't heard any fuss about how it's a male genre, and she is a one woman show.

In other words, there is a lone female completely carrying the movie, and it seems to be just accepted, with all the discussion focussing on the technical side of shooting an entire 'zero gravity' movie. It is very much a genre and style that is typically male, but she isn't made to be 'a man in woman's clothing' nor are there any lingering shots of her body in a titillating pose.

It's just a movie - better than I thought it'd be - that happens to have a female lead, and it is being accepted as such.

So, in spite of the fairly unpleasant travel sickness from watching all that zero gravity, I am glad I went to see it.

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