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Gravity Review

Vamers-FYI-Movies-Gravity-Official-Poster-496x733Just watched the movie Gravity last night.. I have seen the trailer before and honestly I was not impressed by it thus I was not expecting anything extraordinary when I entered the movie theaters. But BOY WAS I WRONG!

The movie started with a shot of Earth like I never saw it before and all through out the movie it repeatedly shows a different shot on a different angle, it is almost like the planet is another cast member.

One of my favorite scenes is when Ryan (Sandra Bullock) is in a tense and very dangerous scenario but on the back-drop it shows a contrasting beauty of the Northern-lights (aurora borealis)

speaking of cast members, they could not have picked a better cast, George Clooney’s intense but calm and collected facade as the Astronaut “Matt” and “Ryan” his complete opposite, an inexperienced Astronaut hired for her scientific and hard-ware expertise.

The movie took me on a roller-coaster ride, it has touched multiple aspects of human-life struggles.

First it showed how humans amid impossible circumstances can persevere through the impossible to acheive a goal, it also showed how critical teamwork and focus is in problem solving.

it also showed 2 different and very contrasting death scenarios.. sacrifice and suicide. And how noble one can be and how selfish is the other.

Hope and faith was also portrayed as a very important aspect on how we live our lives.

*Spoiler alert*
Ryan is an atheist and by the end of the movie she was converted.
*Spoiler alert*

All in all I will give this movie a 15/10 score.

Definitely worth watching specially on IMAX.

It was one hell of a ride.

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Star Trek into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

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Last night we went along to the latest update of the Star Trek reboot, some had seen the first reboot some had not, but we are all Sci-fi fans and love the heart of Star Trek.

Overall we had a good night out. One was a raving fan, and the rest of us enjoyed the ride.

The opening sequence is beautifully shot and sets the tone really well. The characters for the most part hold together well and work as new characters and as ripples of their archetypes, and the core question of logic / heart and what is right begins.

The upsides:

  • Great graphics – this is what animation and special effects were dreamt for – big space scenes where you really can forget that not one piece is really floating in space – yes the USS Enterprise is a real ship and we all wish we could fly on her…
  • The physicality of the universe made more sense – a real sense of a human made space ship and engineered world.
  • A few moments that will leave you engaged by the plot and wondering what’s next..
  • A favourite “Sherlock Holmes” playing a baddie.
  • Spock played by Zachary Quinto (from Heroes) played it well and the love interest with Uhura (played by the gorgeous Zoe Saldana)

The downsides:

  • a couple of the characters don’t cut it – McCoy, Scotty, … they are good actors but someone don’t seem to be playing it as straight as the rest and they are comic relief in parts but not in a way that we felt was right. Character choice and ability to play a role convincingly so that we the audience suspend our disbelief is more and more essential and harder and harder to “fake”.
  • a couple of places will have you question the plot and nice hollywood rubber band endings

Overall a movie that you can watch in the cinema or when it reaches home release. It won’t shock your world, but it will leave you having had a fun ride with your friends and after all isn’t that what cinema at least at times is all about.

 

 

 

Upside Down – Trailer

Upside Down is an interesting movie, and the trailer will definitely get you thinking.

What if there were twin planets with different gravities..

It’s definitely a movie that will intrigue those of us that like the altered world variety, from the Matrix to Dark Cities.

It’s going to be interesting to see reviews when the movie goes live.

“Upside Down is a 2012 French-Canadian romantic fantasy film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, the film is about a man searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth”