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Old 10-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #34
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Default Re: Gravity was such a good movie.

Originally Posted by I<3NBA
that was predictable as hell. i knew what was happening as soon as it started. i almost laughed and spoke out loud that it was a you know what. but i thought fast and figured ppl in the theater would kick my ass for spoiling it for them.

here are some other inconsistencies:

the flaw in Sandra Bullock's character. it's hard to believe NASA would let out someone in space that is: easy to panic, works poorly in zero-gravity (can't believe she forgets to tether tools in space!), and forgets elementary laws of motion under duress (letting the fire extinguisher loose before bracing for the opposite push is just dumb) (i assume they train for this kind of stuff).

George Clooney's character also had a brainfart. being wasteful of his jet pack's propulsion system when he could've just used a tiny amount to correct trajectory and allow momentum to carry them to the Shoyu station. Sandra's initial launch after the debris hit was also kind of unbelievable. she should've been thrown clear off away from earth at hurtling speeds. space is a vacuum, and in a vacuum, there is no friction. no way in hell can energy be diminished without an opposite force to counteract it. the debris that hit them was travelling at enormous speeds. physics dictate that when the debris hit them, part of it's force should transfer to them. there were two scenarios possible. Sandra would hurtle into far space at speeds that would be far too fast for Clooney to catch up, or she would hurtle into earth's atmosphere, get caught by the earth's gravity, and fall into earth. it wasn't possible for her to spin slowly in orbit. the force was enough to knock everyone out of the satellite's orbit.

but as most ppl have said, the physics inconsistencies are not enough to wreck the movie. they're not gamebreaking in any way. the movie was well done enough that it affected the viewer emotionally.

There was only 1 scene where the physics were incredibly off that pissed me of (in white): It was when his momentum was going away from Bullock and she was trying to hold on. Either they both slip away or her hooked foot is enough to hold them both in place. They acted like he had weight that continued to pull her.
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