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For the longest time I wanted to write my thoughts on Gravity. Or maybe even a review, on how much I loved its execution. When the first trailer was released it was great and I knew I had to see it, and would love it.
I saw it twice in theaters--both in IMAX 3D--and loved it even more on the 2nd viewing, but something I took away from it after the two viewings that has bugged me for the longest time. Not just the $30 dollars I threw at movie theater haha.
As a cinema film the movie was, to me, the best movie I watched last year. Especially in theaters. I stress theaters.
Alfonso Cuarón planned on giving movie goers a great ride, along with an actual story, and symbolism. I knew before watching the film I'd be freaked out. I love the prospect of space, but at the same time outer space scares the living s*** of me. But I digress...
If you saw it in theaters, I hope you saw it in IMAX 3D or at least in 3D. The movie was best viewed in those formats and gave the overall film that depth and ride it deserved. I mean yeah, the film can be viewed in standard edition on the big screen, but it's not the same.
Which brings me to the point of this blog...
Gravity will lose its luster and greatness once it moves to the small screen of home video.
Most movies can be transferred from theaters to home viewing, but not all. And Gravity is definitely in the latter. Don't get me wrong I'll probably be purchasing it on blu-ray, but it won't be the same. Gravity is a film that you have to submerge yourself into to fully get the ride it turned out to be. Yea, the movie isn't perfect (what movie is anyways) but it is a cinematic film to behold.
When I was in the theaters I was honestly terrified, stop breathing at times, had sweaty palms, and constantly had to remind myself that it was a film and not real haha. The soundtrack was epic. One of the handful of soundtracks that I have ever purchased. When I find myself listening to the soundtrack I have to turn it up loud, or put on the headphones and close my eyes and just lose myself.
But like I mentioned earlier I don't think the film will be as enjoyable sitting at home. Unless you have a large theater at home.
Not everyone has loved this movie, but I know for the most part the movie should still be worth watching at home if you didn't get to see it in theaters.
My constant repeating of the immersion of Gravity's aweomeness has become redundant. I just felt like putting in my two cents.
Sorry couldn't resist
Oh, and one last thing. I really couldn't stand to hear certain experts, and movie goers, complaining about the realism and science behind the movie. It's a damn movie. No movie is 100% accurate. That's why we watch movies. To get away from life and enjoy story telling and shit.
I know one of my favorite people Neil deGrasse Tyson was all over this movie, but he still admitted to liking it. Which is fine. But man, some people were thinking this movie really happened or something....