Written October 06, 2013
Saw it in IMAX 3D the first night. I think everyone in the audience had seen the trailer where the shuttle is hit with debris and Sandra goes flying off into space, and everyone was probably thinking the same thing I thought: "Alright, how are you going to impress me now, movie?" My expectations were pretty much blown away. Best use of 3D I've ever seen (and I still think 3D is gimicky) and the thing that stuck with me the most afterward was the feeling of being in outer space. Loved it. Scenes bridged well from one interesting idea to another and at 90 minutes run time, I never felt bored - I wanted it to go on longer (and I had to pee real bad; went to Lucille's and had a couple beers prior). Aside from a few scenes where Sandra says something completely unnecessary (and totally, dumbed-down, movie-cliche dialogue-type stuff) I enjoyed myself the entire way through. The epic-ness of this movie totally redeems any negatives you might pick the movie apart for.
Written August 27, 2014
If you have ever been to Disney and gone to one of those 3D movie rides, expect the same here only for 90 minutes long - when it ended I felt like I was getting off a ride
The objects flying in space sometimes appear to be coming close to your face
You absolutely feel like you are in space with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Basically it is a space survival movie and it kept me glued to the screen
I came out unsure if it was all I heard it was suppose to be but when I described it all to someone else today it did appear there was much more depth to the movie than I originally felt
I am glad to have seen it in IMAX 3D and recommend it to all who liked space tv shows and movies
Written November 01, 2013
Wow!!! Rave reviews created high Expectations. Initial visuals(cinematography) was impressive but did not meet mission expectations. Acting and directing achieved lift off but failed to achieve orbital velocity and left the audience wondering why orbital debris failed to destroy this mission. Thankfully, the mission was short, significantly shorter than other missions, so the audience has increased probability of enduring the mission. Unfortunately, the failure to achieve mission objectives does not justify the cost. In summary, strongly recommend serious consideration for not supporting this effort.
Written October 06, 2013
I rarely call a movie awesome and this one definitely merits it IMHO. Decent storyline and the acting was spot on. What elevated this to Awesome status was the 3D! I saw it on an IMAX 3D screen (expensive as hell!) and was blown away. The 3D wasn't there as just a gimmick. The director knew precisely how it should be used. For me, I wasn't just watching a movie on a large screen, but I was truly immersed. My wife & I caught ourselves on more than one occasion legitimately trying to dodge flying debris. Adults and older children (10+) will really enjoy it. Smaller children might get a little freaked out due to the immersive quality of the movie. The movie may feel too real for them. Heck, it felt too real to me and I'm 51! I decided to take a chance to spend almost $20 per person on the IMAX 3D experience. I can't imagine the movie still having the same impact on a non-3D screen. For me the 3D was its own character behind that of Bullock and Clooney.
Written October 09, 2013
I saw Gravity in 2D, then at the IMAX in 3-D. VERY disappointed with the 3-D version: 1) The projection only filled about 80% of the IMAX screen. But, most important, the polarized 3-D glasses and their notorious tinting reduced the overall experience dramatically! It's one thing if a bright outdoor scene is tinted slightly by the 3-D "shades" you're wearing, but they're just awful for deep space settings. I missed seeing the vibrant and emotional colors I saw in the 2D version. My suggestion: Skip the 3-D (and the IMAX) and see Gravity on the largest 2D screen you can find!