Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday Fiction - or, in this case, a movie

I've just been to see Gravity, the new Sandra Bullock and George Clooney movie. Have you seen it? It's about this team of astronauts doing repairs to the Hubble telescope and then there's a whole lot of space junk..... *shudder*

It's a very scary subject. Lost in space, alone in the wide, empty universe - empty of air, of sound, of people, of help... very, very scary. But I digress. 

What I wanted to say was that this is a movie worth watching if you want to see some beautiful pictures of earth from space. I'd love to know whether those are actual ones or if they're totally computer-made or somewhere in between. Other than that the movie has some pretty hairy situations, and some really overly hollywood-soppy moments (including violins in the background...). The no-gravity scenes are pretty cool, as is the realism of the inside of those space stations. But then Hollywood has always been good at that sort of thing. 

I do think they overdid the violin moments, though. The flying around in space without a safety line bit was hair-raisingly scary, yes. A bit of relief from all the tension is necessary, and with only one character involved in a scene any sort of dialogue is going to be internal, but still... 

Have you seen this movie? What do you think? 

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