1. Joseph says

    They worked with NASA to make this movie, so I’m sure the physics are all fine.

    Premiered at Venice and the reviews were truly out-of-this-world ecstatic.

  2. Paul says

    I’m a big fan of Cuaron and Lubezki, so I’m definitely seeing this film on opening night in IMAX 3D. And since the reviews from Venice and Telluride are all raves, I probably would not be disappointed.

  3. Merv says

    Looks really good. One of the YouTube comments claimed that the director said that the superfluous sound effects are only for the trailer, and won’t be in the film. I hope that’s true.

  4. BZ says

    Best space movie ever made? Oh please. All you’ve seen is the goddam trailer.

    Step back from the computer. Take sips of air – not gulps. You’re hyperventilating.

    Now, before making more idiotic pronouncements like that, wait until at least 10 years after the film’s release. Any film.

  5. BZ says

    @geoff – trash anything and everything? Hey idiot – ALL YOU HAVE SEEN IS THE TRAILER. We’re not trashing the movie, because there is no movie yet for us to see. If you want to go see it, by all means do so. The point here is not to judge a movie by its trailer. By that standard, Disney’s “The Black Hole” would have been a masterpiece (by 1979 standards.)

  6. Kev C says

    The fact that there are no more space shuttles sort of makes this movie an historical fiction, like Apollo 18. The plot seems rather thin, and I suspect she survives in the end.

  7. Bill says

    @Joseph: Working with NASA may mean just getting stock footage from space and realistic models of the space shuttle. It doesn’t look physically all that plausible – they sheared the wings off at the back ends but the rotation is mostly a roll, not an end-over-end tumble.

    My guess is that they picked the spin rates and relative positions for what would look good in the film, not what was realistic.

  8. Life 101 says

    For a lot of these silly queens, if there are no shirtless men, sex, guys in heels, or “I’m gay, Love me” scenes, any movie is stupid. Pay them no mind and see the movie for yourself.

  9. BobN says

    I’m sure the photography (CGI) will be stunning, the action exciting, the emotions overwhelming, and the whole thing utterly detached (ahem) from reality.

    Oh, and that costume makes her ass look fat.

  10. johnny says

    I think the trailer put too much emphasis on the space mechanics and very little on the story, the back-story or the human element (unless you want to consider a lot of “ahhh, ahh” from Bullock).

    Machines and metal things flying apart in space do not a great movie make.

    Hopefully in the actual film there is a lot more human interest involved or this will be yet another space movie that didn’t live up to it’s potential. IMO, think Ms. Bullock was poorly cast. There’s much better actresses out there for this part.

    Fingers crossed.

  11. stich says

    I didn’t see the movie or the trailer, but I can already give you a detailed review. I don’t need information to pass judgement because this is the internet and I can dis anything I want to and you can’t stop me. So there! (sticks tongue out and blows raspberry)

  12. jamal49 says

    @WILL I am the biggest fan of the genre and look forward to seeing this one!! But, I agree with you that the granddaddy of them all is still 2001. I’ve seen it countless times and it never fails to impress me.

  13. Bill says

    You actually would hear something in such a crash if you were on the space shuttle – sound propagates through metal and the air inside.

    The catch: this sort of collision is far fetched – NASA keeps track of “space junk” using radar, and while they could miss the tiniest stuff, they would definitely know the orbits of anything as large as the stuff that hit the shuttle in this movie.

  14. steve talbert says

    Didn’t Clooney do the same thing in the Perfect Storm,, just with a boat and water?? It’s like a Lifetime Movie Network LMN feature.. strong woman, capsized boat in storm, sharks swimming, male helpful but she must do it herself because he has issues.. Then she goes her own way at the end… stronger than before and knowing she isn’t a fake. The End

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