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Gravity

(DVD)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Gravity
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Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Edition: Rental edition
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Additional Contributors: Cuarón, Alfonso film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor
Cuarón, Jonás screenwriter
Heyman, David 1961-, film producer
Bullock, Sandra Actor
Clooney, George Actor
Harris, Ed voice actor
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) production company, presenter
Esperanto Films (Firm) production company
Heyday Films production company
Warner Home Video (Firm) film distributor

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Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris


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Jan 29, 2015
  • KWL1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Many commenters are not getting the point of the movie. It's ABOUT GETTING BACK UP after FALLING DOWN! That is why the title is 'Gravity'. (gravity also means serious.) The story is not plot heavy because it is theme heavy. And that is why it won/nominated for Awards (beyond the technical achievements). The story is a metaphor for/about life, loss, and finding your way back. Unlike many works of this type it is fairly enertaining despite its higher thematic goal. If you've ever felt such loss or loss of hope as the main character perhaps you will relate to this story and it helps you a little to stand against 'Gravity'.

Jan 23, 2015
  • Madreley rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There are some good special effects in this movie and the story line is decent, but the movie just didnt do a lot for me.
Watching how Sandra Bullock makes it back to earth pushed the movie into the fanatasy realm, it just would not happen.
I ddint read any reviews before watching the movie, but maybe I should have. If you like Bullock then get the movie.

Jan 19, 2015
  • mareymac rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Here’s a scientist, who’s not even a professional astronaut yet somehow manages to blunder her way back to earth. No radio contact whatsoever: “Houston, in the blind… in the blind! Help me!!”
I had to laugh at the end when she was madly pressing buttons, hoping something would work because everything was in Chinese. So you just can detach from a space station in a decaying orbit without giving any thought to re-entry and hope to survive?
It made me appreciate “Apollo 13” about a real disaster where everyone worked together to figure out how to get these guys home.
And a separate 3 hour Bonus disk? After an hour and half I had to give up on it. Bonus material should not be longer than the movie.

Jan 15, 2015
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought it might be 'too slow',.. but the 91 minutes sped by quickly for me.
The people badmouthing this film as "Bad Science" should at least TRY to be specific.
Just what are they claiming is inaccurate ??!

Good acting, great action, breathtaking scenery,.. works for me.

Jan 15, 2015
  • michlmac rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A disappointment after all the hype. I love SB and am fine with GC, but this is non-acting in a nothing movie. The only suspense was in waiting for something to happen. S P O I L E R A L E R T ! It doesn't.

Jan 14, 2015
  • d066115546 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

thought sandra bulluck was pretty good in the movie. the is much better in 3D on the big screen none lest i still enjoyed the DVD.

Jan 12, 2015
  • virl_nacnud9 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A good waste of time, Hollywood at it's best. If you live for special effects you will love this movie. Most will forget this movie in a few days time.

Dec 21, 2014
  • mtaylor1970 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow, I can only believe that many of the comments on this page are trolling just to get a rise out of anyone who liked it.

As an astronomy educator, I'll say that this movie got 90% of the physics and engineering right. Some things were overly dramatized, and the one biggie -- that the Hubble, ISS, and Chinese Shenzhou stations are in similar orbits -- is necessary for the rest of the story.

But it is compelling, dramatic, tense, and is all about the emptiness and hostility and lonilness of outer space. And no alien invasion, laser beams, superweapons, or slime to be seen. And yes it's beautiful to watch.

"in he [sic] movie George simply enters the capsule in full space walk uniform and nothing happens Bullock should have immediately died" anyone who says this about this scene quite clearly did not see the movie.

Dec 20, 2014
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Space is beautiful, but this movie shows what it takes to be in space or the dangers of it. The no gravity zone, no carbon dioxide, and no oxygen to breathe. At first, the movie shows that before handling being in space, you have to learn the rules and that you have to wear a suit. However, this movie made me think about the future plans that NASA holds to put humans to live in...Mars...They should watch this movie.

Dec 18, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

At 90 minutes, I'd definitely say that Gravity (and all of its "been there/seen that" predictability) was about 30 minutes too long for its own good.

The following is a perfect example of a typical scene in Gravity..... A seemingly clueless Dr. Ryan Stone (played by a very butch-looking Sandra Bullock) finds herself, once again, floating around & around & around in zero gravity. Round & round & round she spins (where she stops, nobody knows). Gasping. Grunting. Groaning. Gasping. Grunting. Groaning. Spinning round & round & round. Saying "Houston, do you copy?" or "What do I do now?" over & over & over again.

This sort of scenario repeated itself so many times in the course of the story that I swear it took up a full 60 of Gravity's 90-minute running time. Like, talk about being annoying and absurd.

About the only thing of any interest that Gravity brought to my attention was to constantly demonstrate to me just how utterly deficient and, yes, imperfect man's so-called "perfect" technological advances of today really are.

Without question, Gravity is ideal movie-fodder, best played in fast-forward mode. This over-rated, outer space adventure story is a total nose-picker.

And, speaking about George Clooney (as the whiskey swigging, veteran astronaut, Matt Kowalski), this jerk totally grated on my nerves like you wouldn't believe with his tiresome "I remember when" stories and his dim-witted one-liners.

So, if you, like me, have a really bad feeling about this movie, just remember, your feelings are probably right.

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Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(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."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I hate space!"

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(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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Apr 14, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 31, 2014
  • haai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2014
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Feb 07, 2014
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