Thread: Movies and TV Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity"
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by Reaper16 View Post
Complaining about the lack of plot is missing the point, Cochise. In fact, I think the movie would have been improved with even less backstory. I'm on board with our protagonist simply because of the situation she finds herself in.
In a way, it makes sense. If you want this to be a visceral experience then don't tell us anything, just drop us into the situation without a word of explanation.

There was just such a never-ending chain of "yeah right" that it was hard for me to be engaged with the film.

I mean, you can tell a sci fi story one way to where people won't apply the believability test. Nobody worries about Star Wars being believable because it's set in a fantasy setting. But they chose to tell this one in our time and in the way we know space. With spacecraft and stations and tech that we know, like this could be happening right now (if the shuttle program were still active and all) If you tell a story that proposes to happen in our world now, then it has to be believable.

I just didn't buy that any of it could actually happen. Really, the break with reality is in the first few minutes that's fine... it just didn't work for me. I get that I'm the only one that didn't like it.

Just how I felt.

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