Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I think Captain Phillips was a great movie? I don't know, I know it was more of a thinker and had stronger political themes than Gravity, but both movies were still basically trying to accomplish the same thing--create a lot of tension--and I think seeing the 90 minute Gravity one week before 150 minute Captain Phillips kinda ruined the latter for me...
I also considered the order in which I saw the two movies. I saw them in the reverse of you and I was somewhat relieved that Gravity was only 90 minutes.
I didn't compare the two as much as I compared Phillips to United 93. I knew the story and ending of each very well but Greengrass was still able to generate a great deal of suspense and a little uncertainty in the ending of both movies.
Having said that and as much as I liked Captain Phillips, I liked Gravity more. I liked that it was an original idea.
I think Hanks would win the Oscar for Best Actor this year except Redford will probably win it, cause I hear All Is Lost is great.