History Film / Gravity

26th Jan '16 2:58:39 PM Zef
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Natter. Doesn't add anything to the entry, reads more like personal commentary.
** It should be noted that this would be much more plausible if it was explained where, exactly, the game of tag was being played (tripping generally doesn't lead to a fatal head injury).
24th Jan '16 6:35:08 PM TrollBrutal
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The Space Does Not Work That Way and Artistic License are pretty large in any case.
24th Jan '16 6:32:54 PM TrollBrutal
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Kubrick says hello, but it's pointless to compare and say this or that did it better.
* ShownTheirWork: One of the most accurate films ever made about space. The only other movie that is its equal is ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', which doesn't count as it's based on a real life event instead of an original story.
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* ShownTheirWork: One of the most accurate films ever made about space. The only other movie that is its equal is ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', which doesn't count as it's based on a real life event instead of an original story.
21st Jan '16 9:24:48 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** It should be noted that this would be much more plausible if it was explained where, exactly, the game of tag was being played (tripping generally doesn't lead to a fatal head injury).

* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Several deaths and a whole bunch of hard work to get Stone back to Earth. And even after she makes a safe splashdown, she nearly [[DrowningPit drowns trying to leave the capsule]].]]
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Several deaths and a whole bunch of hard work to get Stone back to Earth. And even after she makes a safe splashdown, she nearly [[DrowningPit drowns trying to leave the capsule]].]] As Cinema Sins put it, "We've already had her escape death about eleven times in this movie..."]]
5th Jan '16 9:23:59 AM PaulA
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Not an Exact Time To Failure because the countdown is only an estimate and the debris field doesn't reappear exactly at 0. A character can only qualify as the Only Sane Man by being surrounded by weirdoes.
* ExactTimeToFailure: Kowalski knows that the debris will be back every 90 minutes, and asks Stone to set her timer for that.

* OnlySaneMan: Well, the choices aren't many, but there's no doubt that the calm, cool, and utterly collected Matt Kowalski is what keeps Dr. Stone breathing.

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* OnlySaneMan: Well, RaceAgainstTheClock: After the choices aren't many, but there's no doubt that the calm, cool, and utterly collected Matt first debris strike, Kowalski is what keeps Dr. and Stone breathing. are racing to get out of the way before the debris field completes an orbit and strikes again; Kowalski estimates the orbit will take 90 minutes and instructs Stone to set up a countdown on her wrist chronometer so she knows how long they have.
5th Jan '16 9:17:27 AM PaulA
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** Kowalski has "[[StarWars a bad feeling about this]] mission." ** The lake Stone crashes into was filmed at Lake Powell in Arizona, the same lake used for astronaut Taylor's crash in the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.
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** Kowalski has "[[StarWars "[[Franchise/StarWars a bad feeling about this]] mission." ** The lake Stone crashes into was filmed at Lake Powell in Arizona, the same lake used for astronaut Taylor's crash in the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''. ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}''.
22nd Dec '15 3:36:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good Russian]]: Unusually for Hollywood, all Russian writing in this movie (such as button labels) features authentic Russian that actually matches what is happening on screen. This is probably because the actual Soyuz is not classified and so they could print the buttons to match the real deal. ** Somehow, they also managed to make the Chinese pretty accurate too.
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* [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good Russian]]: SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Unusually for Hollywood, all Russian writing in this movie (such as button labels) features authentic Russian that actually matches what is happening on screen. This is probably because the actual Soyuz is not classified and so they could print the buttons to match the real deal. ** Somehow, they deal. They also managed to make the Chinese pretty accurate too.

** This is also a strong piece of Hollywood artistic license, as it should have been completely unnecessary. If Stone had gone through sufficient training to qualify for the mission, it would have been hammered into her head that Mission Control is ''always'' obeyed immediately and without question, and the same applies for Kowalski as the senior astronaut present. She should have begun shutting everything down the moment she heard Mission Control order the mission aborted, and for Kowalski to have to tell her ''three times'' that she needed to comply would have been a career ending move. In real life, an astronaut ignoring Mission Control and forcing someone in a command position to repeat themselves over and over before complying would be grounded and ''never allowed on another mission.''
22nd Dec '15 3:15:09 PM Taskmaster123
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** This is also a strong piece of Hollywood artistic license, as it should have been completely unnecessary. If Stone had gone through sufficient training to qualify for the mission, it would have been hammered into her head that Mission Control is ''always'' obeyed immediately and without question, and the same applies for Kowalski as the senior astronaut present. She should have begun shutting everything down the moment she heard Mission Control order the mission aborted, and for Kowalski to have to tell her ''three times'' that she needed to comply would have been a career ending move. In real life, an astronaut ignoring Mission Control and forcing someone in a command position to repeat themselves over and over before complying would be grounded and ''never allowed on another mission.''
19th Dec '15 8:04:31 PM Taskmaster123
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** Kowalski telling Stone to detach from the manipulator arm, which had been hit by debris and was rapidly spinning away from the shuttle. He told her she needed to detach before the arm carried her too far and he would not be able to reach her, so she detached. The problem is she would have still had all the angular momentum of the arm itself, so detaching may have flung her away from the arm, but like a baseball pitcher releasing a baseball, she would have still kept moving, and not just stopped dead in space while the arm kept going. It may have been possible for her to release at the exact moment in the arc where she would have been flung back towards the shuttle, but that's an extremely iffy, one-in-a-billion chance that she clearly wasn't trying for, as she released when Kowalski told her she had to hurry up and do it.
9th Dec '15 3:54:17 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* CastingGag: Ed Harris plays the ([[TheVoice unseen]]) MissionControl, the same role he portrayed in the BasedOnATrueStory "space disaster" film, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''. [[spoiler:His crew aren't quite as lucky this time.]]
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