A matter of the utmost gravity

This has been bugging me a bit. Everyone is going on about this trailer, and don’t get me wrong, it’s dizzying and eye-popping and all that.

WOW… scary, right? I totally cringe when the shuttle takes a hit. But now I know what’s been bothering me. What is it? Well, delete space junk and trashed Hubble, and add Klingons, and you get:

…and, you know, I’m sure there’s a movie about a shipwreck and the only two people who had lifejackets that predates that by a good few years.

In any case, having been let down to a dire degree by Star Trek: Into Darkness, the only “space” movie I’m really jonesing for during the latter half of 2013 is this:

Yes. Sharlto Copley from District 9? Hell yeah, sign me up for just about anything* that he shows up in. That movie was awesome (and awesomely disturbing), and it all hinged on his performance. I was able to completely relate to that character from my own experiences of mutating into a human-insect hybrid.**

Anyway, there ya go. Would you rather watch a fictional shuttle get trashed, or a fictional mission to Europa? (Actually, I’d rather watch a real mission to Europa, thankyouverymuch.)

* had to draw the line at The A-Team remake, though… sorry, Sharlto.

** we don’t talk about this much around the house

One thought on “A matter of the utmost gravity”

  1. The physics of that Gravity trailer are all wrong and, therefore not believable. For example, when the female astronaut disconnects from the arm, they fly apart. Not likely. It would be more of a slow motion separation like what you saw in “2001: A Space Odyssey”. If they really did separate that quickly then they would have been rotating at such a high rate that she would have lost consciousness nearly right away.

    I saw a longer Gravity trailer first in the movie theater and, after it was over, I shook my head in annoyance. I might Netflix that movie but I won’t plunk down $10 for it.

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