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The trailer's been out for a few weeks now, but I just can't wait to see the latest from Alfonso Cuaron. My expectations are high; the teaser alone seems to suggest that the movie inhabits a higher plane than many other titles of the same genre.

What does everyone else think?


Tue May 28, 2013 5:36 pm
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Looks very intriguing. Unexpected in that it seems more like a thriller or character study in confined place (aka Buried or 127 Hours) than full-out sci-fi, but in this case the place is space. But I think that will be the only trailer I'm going to let myself see. The nature of the film looks to be too easily spoiled by further footage.


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I'm a little iffy on this one. If I remember correctly the film was scheduled to come out this past November, but was held for reported "3D" conversion. However, I remember reading that this film went through production hell so to speak, and that Warner Bros was actually upset with the final product (of course that could mean anything). Test screenings also occurred last summer, and most of the reviews seemed split, with some calling it a masterpiece and others calling it a purely visual film. So who knows?

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Sounds potentially interesting, but the behind-the-scenes stories has me wondering if it's worth seeing in theaters.


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I realize that scientific accuracy is not the end all be all for films, but it looks as if the premise seems to ignores the basic fact that if you are in orbit, you are not outside earths gravity. In fact an orbit is technically a constant free fall and if the accident that happens in trailers were to happen in real life, the chances of avoiding immediate re-entry would be slim to none. I mean trailers don't show everything so maybe there's explanation in the film or something. But I'm not holding my breath.
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great review in variety

http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/gr ... 200589689/


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I have heard nothing but good things all year, and especially recently after it hit the Venice Film Festival.

Things people are praising:

-Sandra Bullock gives the best performance of her career.
-It's visually epic (see it on the biggest screen WITH 3D that you can)
-It will be a strong contender at the academy awards.
-It's a taught thriller that will barely let you catch your breath.

Only con people can come up with:
- it may be a little too sentimental

I can't wait.


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3D is really good? I'd have to see more reviews recommending it, but if that's the case this will be the first post-converted 3D I ever see.


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I'm interested to see how this plays out. Has anyone seen any trailers for this that didn't consist of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock just floating around in space trying to grab on to anything they can?

Intense as hell, but it doesn't really give me any idea as to what the movie is really about. In some ways, that's kind of refreshing I guess.

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I can't wait to see this! October-December is filled to the brim with movies that look amazing, and this is my #1 anticipated for the rest of the of year!


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I'm feeling sort of eh about this one, the premise sounds potentially interesting but the trailers haven't really sold me on the film.


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The trailers have been INTENSE IMO! This movie looks unbelievably breathtakingly gripping!


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Final trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUZr2SCNods

I can't resist so I go ahead and watch it. For me, it's one of those trailers that are not really spoilers without larger contexts, so I think most of you will be fine watching it.

Reaction: WOW! Most intense by far yet. My interest has been increasing, and with this I'm probably there opening day.


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Can anyone take Clooney and Bullock floating around together in space seriously?


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I've already taken Clooney floating around in space seriously. It shouldn't be too big a leap to throw Sandy B in there. She's been in some stinkers, but it's not due to her limitations as an actress.

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Despite the visual effects, this is still just Open Water in space.


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MGamesCook wrote:
Despite the visual effects, this is still just Open Water in space.


That kind of comparison can be drawn between any great film to a lesser film. Hardly a legitimate criticism, if that's what you're going after.

I'm not much for space stuff, but this has me very excited. The apparent 10+ minute shot that opens the film will hopefully live up to the hype. Emmanuel Lubezki is a master.

I love the idea that the film is relatively short and almost totally confined to space (Houston, from everything I've read, is only "voiced" by Ed Harris). How it turns out remains to be seen, but I love that Cuaron is legitimately pushing the medium.


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That kind of comparison can be drawn between any great film to a lesser film. Hardly a legitimate criticism, if that's what you're going after.


Yeah well, here I'm drawing it between a lesser film and another probably-lesser film.

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I love that Cuaron is legitimately pushing the medium.


That's only in your opinion of what the medium is and how it may be pushed. In my way of thinking, Crank 2 and Tintin pushed the medium farther than Cuaron ever has.


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MGamesCook wrote:
Despite the visual effects, this is still just Open Water in space.


I read this the first time and almost forgot you haven't seen it, but your final review (if you ever see it) will probably be this too.


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MGamesCook wrote:
That's only in your opinion of what the medium is and how it may be pushed. In my way of thinking, Crank 2 and Tintin pushed the medium farther than Cuaron ever has.


I know what the medium is. That's not a matter of opinion. And I know exactly how it can be pushed, and how Cuaron has pushed it. You may disagree with the value of how he pushes it, but you are incorrect if you believe he doesn't push it. You believe Crank 2 and RE5 push the medium, which is a fine opinion that you have occasionally articulated clearly.

But this thread isn't about them, so go make a thread about them if you'd like to. You're not excited about this film, which is more than fine, but I'm interested as to why: what specifically makes you think this will be a poor film?


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