Written October 07, 2013
Stunning 3-D visuals, but funky physics.
Using a fire extinguisher to stop tumbling was far fetched.
Fib 2 was that a highly accelerated debris field would remain in the same orbit, in the same place, in precisely the 90 minutes that it took them to make their way the second time around the earth. Such a debris field, with that momentum, could cross their path once on its way to a higher and different orbit.
Fib 3: Clooney's character disconnecting himself from Bullock to drift away... implying that his momentum would prevent her from getting back to an airlock to the station At that point, both his and her momentum relative to the station had already decelerated to zero. They both together and equally could have pulled selves back to the airlock. He was in a better physical condition, with more available oxygen. That he disconnected in a gesture of space age chivalry was ridiculous and endangered her further... by orders of magnitude.
Written October 06, 2013
Visually beautiful! Saw it in 3D at an IMAX theater-felt like I was right there! Sandra Bullock should at least get nominated for best actress! Special effects stunning! Just loved it! Would go see it again in a heart beat!!
Written July 02, 2015
Don't get me wrong, this is a MUST GO movie and it's worth the extra $$ to see it in IMAX 3D. BUT, I didn't think it was as good as the hype. Sandra does a good job, but I wouldn't give her the Best Actress. George was good, but thought his performance was a little flat. Overall I would give it an A-. In case you are wondering about my scale, Return of the King was and A+ and Nuns on the Run was an F-
Written April 28, 2015
90% of the movie was a single person's struggle to survive against impossible odds. (Sandra Bullock). Nothing particularly insightful or worth recommending.
Acting on her part was very good whereas George Clooney's was pat and superficial.
See something else.
Written August 30, 2015
Stunning! I haven't seen a movie in 3D at an IMAX since Polar Express (I'm almost 60) ! This movie made me a fan of 3D as much as anything. The movie just wouldn't be nearly as visually stunning if it hadn't been in 3D. Awesome entertainment - Go See It - I'll go again. The IMAX cost worth every penny.