Damn. Sounds like we should have gone with Gravity. Captain Phillips was very good but sounds like Gravity was special.
I compare the intensity of Gravity to the movie Black Hawk Down. You will phrase out some of the dialogue due to asking yourself what would i do in this situation which is what I do every time i watch BHD.
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Second the comments on Gravity. I saw it over the weekend. I saw it in 3D, but the 3D wasn't really that over the top like it is in other movies, just added some nice depth.
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Yeah Gravity lived up to the hype and its worth the trip to the theater. It was even worth the iPic 3D price. I did get a little sick like I was hurtling through space on the way home when I added up how much money we just spent.
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...
Razor Shines (10-13-2013)
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.
Razor Shines (10-14-2013)
I also really enjoyed "Gravity". It just looked amazing and the story is good enough.
Wanna see "12 Days a Slave" but I cant stomach that kind of brutality and I heard its long scenes.
Is anybody gonna be able to see 12 Years A Slave this weekend?
Highly recommend "The Impossible" with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Harrowing tale of a family in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Grabbed me and didn't let go.
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