Gravity

Gravity

DVD - 2013
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Watch a heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space. A brilliant medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, is on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut and acting space commander Matt Kowalski. Then disaster strikes the shuttle, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely out of touch with Earth. With little oxygen and energy left, how will they survive?
Publisher: Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.,, [2013]
Edition: DVD + Ultraviolet Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (87 min.) : sound., colour. ; 12 cm.

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bookishdl May 22, 2016

Entertaining movie. Yes it was predictable. Yes it was a pretty weak plot and over done in the Hollywood manner with disaster after disaster. However, you can't knock it for the special effects, awesome space/earth shots and some pretty clever seamless camera work. Enjoy it for what it is.

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Nonfyction Apr 25, 2014

Excellent film about death's journey. The hopelessness and inevitability of mortality is conveyed beautifully in the setting of the endless and cold lonely world of space. The Clooney character, like Virgil, accompanies our heroine through her journey of loss, denial, anger then finally peace. Po... Read More »


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Not as bad as I thought it would be. They basically are trying to survive a catastrophic failure. One thing happens after another - on the edge of your seat type of a movie. I have seen better . And I have seen much worse. Only heard Sandra say 3 - four letter S words and 1 - four letter F word .
I would watch the short film in the Special Features. And watch the intro to the short film as well.
It helps if you understand what its like to be an astronaut. Then you would like the movie better.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

Definitely had me wondering, surprising twist

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margit_76
Feb 10, 2019

Boooo.... Hissss!

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krrristyk
Dec 25, 2018

So very glad I did not pay to see this film. Very disappointing. I was unable to take it seriously as the premise was so unbelievable, the foreshadowing so heavy handed the dialogue so incredibly inane. I did not for one minute believe any of the activities or situations were likely. Truly a fearmongering view of life in space. As someone else mentioned, impossible to "suspend your disbelief." The whole reason we view films!!

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chazbufe
Oct 05, 2018

If you're a fan of scientific absurdities and heavy breathing -- the hallmark and high point of Bullock's acting in this film -- you'll like "Gravity." If you like sci-fi films that aren't an insult to your intelligence, you won't.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 06, 2018

This drama/science fiction film shows Dr. Stone, who is an engineer on her first mission in space. While doing a normal space walk, disaster strikes and their shuttle is completely destroyed. She is left alone floating in space unsure of what to do next in order to survive. Sandra Bullock has an amazing performance in this film as she essentially is working alone, and makes it very believable that she is really floating away in space. The movie is full of suspense and thrill as you wonder whether or not she will make it. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone interested in space. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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jferrerosa2
Jul 02, 2018

The concept is absolutely silly! An astronaut who can't handle space? Doesn't even like it? Worse yet, she's incapable of making ONE right decision this entire movie. It's very unrealistic and plays upon the edge of your seat rather than reason! I wouldn't recommend this movie, you have plenty of other decent and better ones than this. Hell, even "Alien" is more realistic than this.

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allen60
Jun 28, 2018

Very entertaining kept me at the edge of my seat worth watching a good movie about space.

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kpelish
Jun 07, 2018

It's true this is a movie heavily created by CGI/technology, but the effects are dazzling and add much to a science fiction adventure in space. Sandra Bullock does an amazing job as a doctor, a crew specialist who's not an astronaut by training, yet manages to pull herself together even after trauma and agonizingly slow space walks to reach debris-battered Russian/Chinese pods. George Clooney plays the hotshot astronaut captain who figures out how to literally and figuratively talk her down. Blessedly, too, there's not New Age, alien, or mystical gooeyness--just the beauty of space, the Earth, and people's friendships as part of the larger universe.

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uzebdrumz
May 21, 2018

Hollywood would have us believe that people just fly around practising their jet pack moves all the time in space. If you're completely ignorant of space protocols, then this film might be entertaining, but if you've done any reading or watched any actual space video then you'll be entertained and be annoyed at the same time.

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aaa5756 Jul 06, 2014

“We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jul 06, 2014

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2014

At 600KM above planet Earth the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit. There is nothing to carry sound. No air pressure. No oxygen. Life in space is impossible.

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

(after a satellite is destroyed) "Half of North America just lost their Facebook."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"I'm about to undock from Tiangong ... and I have a bad feeling about this mission."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"I hate space!"

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

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kpelish
Jun 07, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

TheUltimateReviewer thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 99

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DFX
Aug 08, 2016

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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haai
Mar 31, 2014

haai thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Purple_Dragon_177
Mar 29, 2014

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rem85
Feb 07, 2014

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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kpelish
Jun 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Crew mates are killed, one with a lingering face shot; spaceship shrapnel has a deadly set trajectory; psychological terror scenes of isolation/running out of oxygen/language barriers.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Contains brief detailed violent images.

Coarse Language: Says: the "f" and "s" word, and takes Our LORD's name in vain a few times.

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RonNasty64
Mar 06, 2014

Must Watch: Jonas Cuaron's Superb Short Film That Ties into 'Gravity':
http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/must-watch-jonas-cuarons-superb-short-film-that-ties-into-gravity/

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