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GRAVITY – So what did you think?

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There’s simply no doubt as to what was the biggest movie released this past weekend. Simply put, right now Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, is the heavy, heavy favourite as the best film of 2013. I thought so, Lourens thought so, and even Noelle thought so. But what did you guys think? Did you also gawk at the technical wizardry, nerve-janglin tension and compelling performances? Or in your opinion, does Gravity suck?

As always, this is a no holds barred discussion, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, BEWARE SPOILERS!

Last Updated: October 21, 2013

31 Comments

  1. IMMERSION IN THE HIGHEST PEDIGREE

    The most intense 90 minutes I have ever had while watching a film. It was literally breathtaking. The visuals were so darn good that I forgot the the film was CGI.

    Uncanny Vally was down in the Grand Canyon somewhere. I cannot imagine the bar being lifted higher than this MASTERPIECE.

    I am a traditionalist. I hate 3d and all the little gimmicks that they are trying to do to bring in the punters. BUT DARN, this and AVATAR are the only films that should ever be in 3D.

    You know you have seen something special when at the end of the film you realise that you have been staring past the credits for 5 minutes. I just sat there in a daze, thinking about the fact that this was the first time in my life where THE VISUALS coupled with the amazing 7.1 sound TOTALLY OPENED up my adrenal glands for the longest period ever.

    I am going back again this Saturday. I wish we had IMAX.

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    • Lourens Jordaan

      October 21, 2013 at 12:07

      I literally cannot agree with you more!!! I’m seeing it again on Friday.

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      • NecroRince

        October 21, 2013 at 12:32

        Us too man. Flip.

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  2. NecroRince

    October 21, 2013 at 12:04

    It was the best bloody movie I have ever seen. I had tears in my eyes when she was re-entering. Leaving the cinema with OVG I could barely walk. We were only able to talk about it after knocking back 5 beers, and then we couldn’t find the right words.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 21, 2013 at 12:27

      You’re such a girly girl. Emotions pfffft!

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      • NecroRince

        October 21, 2013 at 12:31

        You shut up you! You are welcome to come watch it with us this weekend mate at Cavendish.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 12:39

          Sounds good, when are you planning to go?

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          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 12:42

            Probably on Sunday. We often go to Barristers at around 1030 then head to cinema at 12.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 12:54

            Cool, I’ll get hold of you on Sat to confirm.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 12:55

            Will also ask John.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 21, 2013 at 12:41

          Watching it twice?

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          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 12:42

            Yes, indeed. You must watch it man.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 12:45

            Gonna go this weekend… Okay Now I wanna ask this.. I haven’t seen Avatar in 3d but seen a few 3d movies, Men in black 3, Iron man, Amazing Spider ect. NONE were looked good in 3D was a waste. Only kiddie movies have used 3D well. So Does this really make use of it, or is the story what made it good?

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 12:54

            Well, it was always going to be 3D so it is worth it. Subtle, but powerful. Most people don’t actually film in 3D.

          • oVg

            October 21, 2013 at 12:54

            It was designed for TRUE 3D with the imax in mind. STUNNING

            Not all that up scaled shit post AVATAR

          • Lourens Corleone

            October 21, 2013 at 15:04

            Yes. Watch it in 3D.

        • oVg

          October 21, 2013 at 12:53

          Only if Mike and Frank are not robbing the jewelry store during a fire drill.

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          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 12:54

            HAHAHAHA 🙂

    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 21, 2013 at 13:23

      That final shot, of her tottering upright on that beach, was just incredible. And was I the only person who was swearing inside going “Oh f*ck you, Alfonso, don’t tell me she’s gone through all of that just to drown on f*cking Earth?!!!”

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      • NecroRince

        October 21, 2013 at 13:42

        Yes! I had that going through my head! Did you like the hint that it was ‘her’ lake she has returned to? 🙂

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        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 21, 2013 at 13:51

          Heh, spoiler alert much?

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          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 13:55

            There is a spoiler alert at the top you crazy boy.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 14:00

            Was just trolling you Rince, this was already spoiled for me elsewhere

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 14:06

            Oh fuck really man? Still, it’s not for the story, it’s for the full immersion. Never seen anything like it.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 14:08

            Yar, but I’ll watch it when out on DVD, hopefully I’ve forgotten by then

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 14:15

            No. Not a movie to miss in the cinema. DVD will be 20% of the experience. I suggest, nay ,ORDER you to go watch on the big screen.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 14:16

            Since I outrank you, belay that order!

            But since you rate it so good, I might take the missus for a date

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 14:23

            That ranking holds no power over here at themovies! All jokes aside, I do suggest you see it on the big screen.

          • Kervyn Cloete

            October 21, 2013 at 13:59

            Yeah this is the “So what DID you think?” article, not the “So what are you going to think when you eventually get around to seeing like all the other cool kids?” article. 😀

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 14:00

            Pfff, I care not, just trolling old rincey there

      • oVg

        October 21, 2013 at 14:32

        He is a clever chap indeed. The tension lasted all they way. Even when she started swimming up you can see the weeds trying to snare her foot.

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