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Definitely a movie with different tastes. I thought much of the enjoyment was the detail, for example when she was going through the ISS and floated by the arching battery terminals. So well done.
Visually it was spot on no doubt.. It was like cast away in space but bad.
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Some of my thoughts on Gravity.
After watching the Academy awards last night and seeing everything Gravity was nominated for and what it ended up winning it really drove home the point that Gravity was an amazing spectacle but not a great movie. Yes it had intense moments but that was mostly visual. It clearly was not best picture material nor worthy of best actor/actress . For me the enjoyment of the movie was in watching it in IMAX in 3D the massive screen combined with the 3D gave the illusion of being in space and it was amazing. To me, by taking the giant screen out of the equation you are removing most of the appeal of this movie.
I saw it twice in the theaters and LOVED it but I am holding off getting it on blu-ray because I am not ready to see it again I need to give myself more time to forget how good it was on a really big screen.
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To me, by taking the giant screen out of the equation you are removing most of the appeal of this movie.
I would have to agree, I dont think this movie translates well to a screen size smaller than 100"

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I would have to agree, I dont think this movie translates well to a screen size smaller than 100"
Did not see this in theaters we honestly dont go anymore. But my wife bought this in 3d and we watched it on put epson 6020 with jamestown 120" screen. The movie completely sucked us in. She actually felt sick since she hates heights lol. So I would agree a large screen would be best. I would never try to watch this on our 60" plasma and expect the same result.
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Did not see this in theaters we honestly dont go anymore. But my wife bought this in 3d and we watched it on put epson 6020 with jamestown 120" screen. The movie completely sucked us in. She actually felt sick since she hates heights lol. So I would agree a large screen would be best. I would never try to watch this on our 60" plasma and expect the same result.
you can't get the same results... I reviewed it on a 120 inch Draper screen with my 8350 and then watched it on the 60 Inch LED and the impact was lessened. it's visual storytelling at it's finest and the scope just doesn't translate as well on smaller screens (although it still looks incredible on the smaller screen.. just not as awe inspiring)
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you can't get the same results... I reviewed it on a 120 inch Draper screen with my 8350 and then watched it on the 60 Inch LED and the impact was lessened. it's visual storytelling at it's finest and the scope just doesn't translate as well on smaller screens (although it still looks incredible on the smaller screen.. just not as awe inspiring)
Yeah figured we would leave that blu ray downstairs for that reason. Also just wanted to thank you again for your review. It was the reason for us trying this out on 3d. From our perspective you were spot on on the audio and visual aspect of your review. Please keep up the great work.
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Over the weekend I watched "The Armstrong Lie" on DVD. I have been racing road bikes since high school and like many others was a big supporter of Lance. This documentary takes a good look at what was going on all those years and has some great interviews with the people involved in it. Worth checking out if you are a fan of the sport or just curious about it.
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I got to indulge myself twice today, with "planes", and "turbo". (Kid home from school) My house loves the "cars/planes" franchise, and cars in general. And while both are animated "kids" movies, the sound design, and execution are exemplary. Lots of demo material on both, though IMO, planes is slightly better in execution. 2 fun well done movies.
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