Gravity Might Be Good

I’ll be honest, as my wife and I watched the trailer for Gravity, we both had the exact same reaction: “this looks bad.” Yet, thanks to the unanimous praise, endless barrage of articles about it, and fact that it is a movie about space that could actually happen, we both really want to see the movie.

There’s on average 2-5 tweets an hour over the weekend (worldwide/all tweets) with the search term “Gravity sucks” - with a few spikes to around 20 tweets an hour. For a movie with an utterly huge opening that is dominating the news and commentary programs everywhere… that’s it. To me, that is more shocking than the quality or content of the movie could ever be. People are not bitching about the movie in large numbers.

That is pretty much why the trailer doesn’t affect me. It’s possible they don’t want to give away the plot so they made a “George Clooney has a soothing voice in a bad situation” trailer. Which doesn’t get me into the theatre, but the kind of word-of-mouth this movie is getting will.

Gravity has a frigging 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. That is usually reserved for indie films I am unaware of until years later.

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Medium Superiority

People who think they’re better for reading are as bad as people who act like reading is stupid if there’s a film version. No medium is better than another. They are different experiences. Gaming is another. When someone is like “put down that game and read,” they are exposing themselves as short-sighted. Medium superiority is pretend, and ego-driven.

"I like this kind of way of experiencing things, so it’s better." Fuck you, idiot. Read a book, then play a game, then see a film. If you aren’t really a dickhole, you can probably like all of them (provided they are good examples of those mediums).

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The writer(s?) of “A Talking Cat!?!” are very clearly brain-dead and yet manage to (technically) put more depth into their movie’s female characters/interactions than many, many… well… good movies.
I am absolutely frightened at the fact this movie is (technically) better to women than movies by people capable of thought.
I say “technically” because I really don’t want to give this film any genuine credit on something other than being amazingly horrible and therefore hilarious.

The writer(s?) of “A Talking Cat!?!” are very clearly brain-dead and yet manage to (technically) put more depth into their movie’s female characters/interactions than many, many… well… good movies.

I am absolutely frightened at the fact this movie is (technically) better to women than movies by people capable of thought.

I say “technically” because I really don’t want to give this film any genuine credit on something other than being amazingly horrible and therefore hilarious.

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