All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Don't Let Go
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. 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. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expance of space…
Yes. Yet another five star rating for Gravity. Before I go on, the five stars are for the experience. I don't know how you rate films, but my rating is for a great deal based on the fact that I just walked out of the theatre having seen something I have never seen before. Gravity is Jurassic Park's dinosaurs. It is a technological marvel urged on by a director who is intent on discovering how far he can stretch the medium. Many have said it and I have to agree. This was made for IMAX and probably shouldn't be seen any other way.
What makes Gravity so great? It is the totality of the immersive experience, the relentless ruthlessness of…
Oh my God. This movie was fucking phenomenal. I was totally blown away. Like Sandra Bullock I didn't want to let go.
Not only is Gravity by far the best movie of 2013, but it's also one of the best movies I've seen from the 2000s era. The visuals are surreal. Seriously if you don't see this in IMAX 3D you are doing yourself a huge injustice. Oh yeah and the special effects....WOW! From a visual/special effects standpoint Gravity is the best film. I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. It literally felt like I was in space.
The visuals and special effects aren't the only amazing things about this movie. The story, the execution, the performances, and everything in…
Alfonso Cuaron’s long in development, Gravity, finally arrives in the UK with stratospheric expectations - expectations that few films are ever likely to match. It is a lean and palpable disaster thriller as two astronauts attempt to survive an accident in the most inhospitable environment known to man - space.
Featuring some of the most jaw-dropping special effects ever committed to film, Gravity is a technical tour de force that rivals the experience of watching Jurassic Park for the very first time. The level of immersion is quite literally breathtaking as Cuaron and his technical team take the audience on a white-knuckle ride through space with our two helpless survivors desperately clinging to life and dwindling hope.
It is a…
Miss Congeniality and The American as astronauts fighting to survive in mother fucking Space. The Macarena. Pretty blood-shot eyes. The fuckin' silence. Silly-ass Harvard grads. Tales of Mardi Gras. Bye-bye Facebook. DeFUCKIN'tachment. SPACESHIP! Houston, we have a huge-giant-ass-holy-fuckin'-fuck-shit-mother-fucker-fuck problem. A flashlight. The-face-of-death. Marvin the fuckin' Martian. The beautiful sunrise. Vodka. A game of Human-Pinball-Wizard. Fuckin' ropes. A Chinese lifeboat. Comfortably numb. Spaceship firefighting. Fuckin' Space. How the fuck do you say mayday in Kalaallisut? A pretty-pretty-so-pretty lullaby. Barking. A little extra battery power. Mama's red shoes. It's this or that mother fucker. Kissing the mother fucking atmosphere. Either way your ass is going home. Gravity fucks your mind. It's fuckin' beautiful to watch. It deserves critical praise and acclaim. I hope it sweeps all the technical and visual Oscars. A fuckin' fantastic viewing experience. I tip my hat to Mr. Cuarón for a job well done.
Stunning, spellbinding, captivating, glorious, state of the art and beautiful, Gravity is everything that anyone could ask for in a modern film. It's a breath of fresh oxygen in a world dominated by generic blockbusters, and it's a new film that for once in many years actually feels new. It's a film that dazzles with such overwhelming technical wonder simple yet powerful storytelling that its pure calibrated balance is the stuff that dreams are made of. Gravity just left me in a state of such breathlessness and words can only begin to describe how spectacular this film truly is. It is an experience that must be felt first hand to fully believe.
What makes Gravity a rare treasure of film,…
The Good: Believe the hype, folks. Gravity is the real deal. What Cuaron and company have done here is nothing short of amazing. Right from the get-go, you know you're in for something special. This is not just Sandra Bullock floating in space for 90 minutes; it's so much more than that. Those scenes you see in the trailers? That's just the first 30 minutes. Shit gets even crazier after that. This is 90 minutes of pure, nerve-racking tension. Genuine, intense thrills set to jaw-dropping visuals. Cuaron's Gravity is one heck of a technical marvel. His trademark penchant for long takes -- now with immersive…
Don't laugh at my next statement. Please.
This movie was, to me, a cinematic version of the series finale of Family Matters. Sorry.
But some serious notes here: I found the story hard to follow, and this, like Life of Pi, caused my head to hurt because of all the excessive CGI.
I guess I'll never be a fan of these space porn-style fims (see also the later The Martian).
A lot of people criticize "Gravity" for being "only about special effects" but call "Mad Max: Fury Road" a "masterpiece" when they both do the same in their respectives genres. That's pretty incoherent, if you ask me. It's also not true. "Avatar" was only about special effects. "Gravity" is about tastefully constructed long takes and the best (and only productive) use of 3D I've ever seen. "Avatar" used CGI for the sake of CGI, while "Gravity" does it to create a mesmerizing, incredibly artistic experience that never feels overstuffed. The script is not groundbreaking, I agree, but why should every script be?
Ground breaking visual effects. Repetitive bland cardboard story, dialogue and characters who are designed to be thrown about in a CGI environment. But what an environment. Watched at the IMAX initially and it blew my eyeballs out and cramped my curled toes. Still succeeds on home video but its flaws stand out more.
Für RTL-Zuschauer ein Meisterwerk. Für Filmekenner und Gebildete- melodramatischer Müll.
Was für eine Werbung für sowas betreiben wurde! "Jahrelange Mühe und technisches Know-how steckt hinter diesem Film" hieß es.
Also wenn man unter einem CGI-Massaker "jahrelange Mühe" versteht, kann man auch nicht mehr helfen.
Der Film ist überfrachtet von Handlungen, die ein Mensch und vor allem ein gelernter Astronaut nie tun würde. Überfrachtet von melodramatischen Momenten und Schauspielern die einfach in so einen Film nicht reinpassen. Überfrachtet von Selbstsicherheit der Schauspieler, Produzenten und des Regisseurs.
Niemand schlägt "2001: a space odyssey". Denn dieser wurde 1968 gedreht und zeigt deutlich besser die Leere, Weite und Einsamkeit im All auf, sowohl kameratechnisch als auch musikalisch untermalt, als "Gravity".
Tut es euch nur an, um gute von schlechten Filmen zu unterscheiden und um Kubrick noch mehr zu lieben und zu schätzen.
Amazing but, oh, so scary...
that last scene scalped me hard again!
Gerade die ersten paar Minuten in dem Film sind pure Gänsehaut für mich. Die Kamera zieht einen immer weiter in Ihrem Bann sodass man denkt man wäre selbst in der Schwerelosigkeit.
Schwierig bei diesem Film ist der Realismus. Vieles hält sich an die physikalischen Gesetze im Oribt und der Schwerelosigkeit, aber gerade in einer sehr wichtigen Szene wird eine der grundlegenden Dinge (relative Geschwindigkeit zwischen Objekten) einfach ignoriert, den Rest kann man der Dramaturgie des Films zu schreiben und stört nicht.
Ansonsten ist der Film super unterhaltend und gerade als Raumfahrtenthusiast ein wahrer Genuss!
A roller coaster, adrenaline rush of a movie, perfectly engineered for max excitement. Visually beautiful too. But a little thin, idea-wise.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…