@Michael I thought that metaphor was kinda shallow, but I agree that it's a technical marvel.
would it be crazy for you to tell us where is opening? What theater?
Plot similar to "The Others" whereby it's told form the point of view of the ghost that doesn't know that she's no longer living.
Sounds like a cult classic to me.
As a college-aged stoner I resent your comparison to the half-baked philosophy in this film.
I have to disagree here. The film works as a technical marvel and a realistic edge-of-your-seat thriller, but the entire scenario could also be read completely as metaphor. That doesn't really strike me as being shallow or "weightless."
Gravity's popularity is also why McDonald's makes billions each year; it is familiar, uncomplicated, and engineered for instant gratification. The fact that feeble minded viewers are praising this as a groundbreaking film (ask them: what precisely will it change? They will breathe from their mouths) as if comparing a Big Mac with Kobe beef is what irritates me. Sadly, we are the minority viewpoint.
I agree with both the review and the commenter above! The backstory is thin beyond belief but the beautiful digital mastery of the film is something to behold. the orchestration is too hollywood and absolutely drowns out the silence of space and then some, but works in other places of the film. I went in expecting nothing in particular and found myself winching as space debris floated at me and the time flew by during what was a fun and suspenseful ride. At the end (no spoiler here)...my first thought was that the plot wasn't all that hollywood after all as two very typical elements in Hollywood endings did not happen, and that made me happy too.
Sounds like someone went in wanting to hate this film...I would ignore this review if you haven't seen the film yet. Some people can't be pleased by anything. I found the sheer beauty and pulse to this film to be staggering. At a time when global chaos seems to command every outlet of the news, it strikes me as a good thing to see the Earth from afar, take in its beauty and scope and feel the humanity between these characters that have been placed in a dire situation miles above her surface. This isn't Michael Bay blowing up cities as buxom, barely legal pin-up's twirl their hair and wait for the young stud to save them. This is a cinematic marvel for all ages.
She realized she was dating a vegan Feminist pussy who threw a hissy fit watching a goddamn movie- and then wrote a review where he compared frying a cheeseburger to raping a woman.
I think it was a crap movie but for even more basic reasons. Spider (the guy selling tickets to Elysium) as a room full of TV monitors but cannot build a vacuum cleaner or a shower cubicle. They have synthetic police on Elysium but cannot shoot down incoming space vehicles and have to rely on a guy back on earth to do so. Life is so tough on earth that you have to live in dog box but you can buy DNA coded weapons.
...and the (unexplained) death of the global middle class...
:) Nothing unexplained there if you keep an eye on last 10 years of economic changes.
Also that Allen was accused of abusing two of her daughters. He apparently believes she ignored it until she found him "cheating" or the photos, but the two had been talking for awhile to thearpists about his inappropriate attentions to the younger daughter and he got off because the sexual relations with the older daughter wasn't proven to be before she was 17. His three kids by Farrow chose not to talk to him and it wasn't because she told. He married Soon Yi the girl with the learning disability who wasn't so bright and he didn't commit suicide. But he never recovered from the incident and while Mia never got back into the movies, she works for the UN and their biological son is a genius who has worked for the state department and writes on social issues for several news agencies.
The article heading misidentifies the film as "The World's End, Directed by Edgar Wright." Just FYI!)
All the references to marriage & divorce here doesn't change the fact that Allen and Farrow were never married. Someone should have caught that.
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I was also at the Lincoln HS meetings. Who can forget blowhard, now jailbird, Carl Kruger spoke about Brighton Beach so much, the audience yelled back Coney island.
Interesting review until the GODDAMN SPOILER. If you're going to put a spoiler in the review, which seems unnecessary, at least stay away from ITALICIZING THE SPOILER so that it jumps off the fucking page. What's the point of a spoiler warning if you see the spoiler simultaneously because it is INTENTIONALLY CRAFTED TO BE NOTICED. Jeez. And I never use rage caps.
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