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Now I'm really excited to see this one!
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I am the odd man out here I presume. I saw this at an Imax theater and really thought the second half dragged on and on. I didn't like the ridiculous ending that could been seen a mile away. It felt like half of a really great script that they just couldn't figure out how to end. The video and audio at the Imax was top notch but if I have to watch this film again it will have to be from Redbox.

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I am the odd man out here I presume. I saw this at an Imax theater and really thought the second half dragged on and on. I didn't like the ridiculous ending that could been seen a mile away. It felt like half of a really great script that they just couldn't figure out how to end. The video and audio at the Imax was top notch but if I have to watch this film again it will have to be from Redbox.
To be honest it made me feel uneasy like those dreams one has once in a blue moon. Floating around with the same direction looking the same. You can move but not very far. You wake up and go, thank god that was a dream.
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To be honest it made me feel uneasy like those dreams one has once in a blue moon. Floating around with the same direction looking the same. You can move but not very far. You wake up and go, thank god that was a dream.
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I am the odd man out here I presume. I saw this at an Imax theater and really thought the second half dragged on and on. I didn't like the ridiculous ending that could been seen a mile away. It felt like half of a really great script that they just couldn't figure out how to end. The video and audio at the Imax was top notch but if I have to watch this film again it will have to be from Redbox.
I agree with you. It began well, the middle was a little bloated, and the end was just ridiculous. IMO it was one of the worst and most disappointing endings I've seen in a long time considering how well the movie started.

I just wished they could have figured out a better way to end the movie. Once he entered the event horizon the movie went into the toilet.
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Some scenes looked a bit soft, just like the focus on the camera was slightly off, but the rest was just amazing. Apart from the scientific flaws of the Movie I liked it very much. Very high on my list of "realistic" Sci Fi movies.
realistic? I thought the ending was more fake then anything on Starwars
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Movie ending was fine with us ... it did what movies are supposed to do, entertain.
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When I sat there thinking wow, this is dumb, it no longer entertained.

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I just let the 1.78 content spill onto my dark wall on my CIH screen for multi aspect movies. I'm not going to screw around with re-cropping and lose PQ, etc.
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Ok so found the mixed AR truly annoying as it's so constant, ruining good scenes. Majority disappointing.






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When I sat there thinking wow, this is dumb, it no longer entertained.
I know what you mean, and Interstellar never did anything but keep me in total awe, with the result that when it was over I felt I had seen something important that would stand the test of time, not just a good movie.

Much better than 2001 with a thoughtful presentation of multi-dimensional space without the seemingly drug-induced hallucinatory ending of that film.

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realistic? I thought the ending was more fake then anything on Starwars
That is why I wrote "realistic".
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I liked Interstellar better the 2nd time I watched it, I guess because I was prepared for the ending and had lowered my expectations. No matter how many times I watch it, I'll never care much for what they did with Matt Damon's character, which seemed so cliche & more unrealistic than the physics.
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Haven't seen movie................have waited to see film at home.

As a side note....................multi-ratio movies drive me NUTS! I'm zooming...................so best suggestion is to set to what ratio? 1.78?

Sadly, I'll miss majority of eye candy with scope configuration but using standard!
I zoom my Panasonic also - I watched it at 2.0 - seemed like a fair compromise.I only really noticed when it switches back to 2.3.
I too really wish they would stop doing this on Blu-Ray or at least give us both options.
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I can't wait to check this out with my new SVS sub to see how close the LFE gets to the Imax

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Watched this at Imax. Not sure if I will buy the Bluray though. Sound/Video was great. Story kinda dragged and I thought the ending was a little too Deux Ex Machina. Personally I think Gravity was a much better movie. So much more focused.

I thought this was like a modern 2001 Space Oddesey but not as ground breaking. I just thought the last 20 minutes was real disappointing.


Wow you thought Gravity was a better movie? not only do I think Interstellar was better, I thought it was 10 times better. I guess is personally.
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Wow you thought Gravity was a better movie? not only do I think Interstellar was better, I thought it was 10 times better. I guess is personally.
I liked Gravity because it was more realistic.

I like fantasy movies but Interstellar tried to be realistic and failed IMO.

I think time travel almost always makes a movie unrealistic. It rarely works except for fantasy sci-fi. I think the only time it really worked was in Primer.

Too many plot points in Intersteallar was just ridiculous and fake. In a fantasy movie that would be fine like Starwars. But for a movie that takes itself so seriously its a massive fail. And the ending was the Deus Ex Machina to end all Deus Ex Machina's.

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Interstellar was one of the best movies of 2014, IMO. The IMAX experience was perfect for this movie. I really liked Gravity as well. I keep seeing Starwars mentioned....seriously? The last three Starwars movies were terrible, IMO.

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No matter how many times I watch it, I'll never care much for what they did with Matt Damon's character, which seemed so cliche & more unrealistic than the physics.
I agree but they did accomplish showing how you can't trust human beings to do the right thing when facing these circumstances. Makes it very hard to have a mission like this succeed just as the movie shows. They would really need unmanned probes to take the human factor out.

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I liked Gravity because it was more realistic.

I like fantasy movies but Interstellar tried to be realistic and failed IMO.

I think time travel almost always makes a movie unrealistic. It rarely works except for fantasy sci-fi. I think the only time it really worked was in Primer.

Too many plot points in Intersteallar was just ridiculous and fake. In a fantasy movie that would be fine like Starwars. But for a movie that takes itself so seriously its a massive fail. And the ending was the Deus Ex Machina to end all Deus Ex Machina's.
Gravity was more realistic? Seriously? I suggest you read this article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/...th-nasas-help/
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The first time ('Interstellar') is always the best time. ...The other times (or @ the theater, or on Blu-ray) are different. ...They can be better technically but not necessarily; it all depends.

Anyway, I'm looking forwards to see it a second time, on Blu-ray.
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Gravity was more realistic? Seriously? I suggest you read this article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/...th-nasas-help/
Thanks for making my point. It took a NASA scientist to explain why Gravity was unrealistic. While with Intersteallar my 15 year cousin could clearly see how fake and ridiculous parts of the movie was.

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Interstellar was one of the best movies of 2014, IMO. The IMAX experience was perfect for this movie. I really liked Gravity as well. I keep seeing Starwars mentioned....seriously? The last three Starwars movies were terrible, IMO.
My point is Starwars is fantasy Sci-Fi and it has off the wall stuff. Interstellar bills itself as realistic sci-fi. But IMO too many parts of the movie goes into the fantasy Sci-Fi arena.

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Also massive plot holes like:

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My point is Starwars is fantasy Sci-Fi and it has off the wall stuff. Interstellar bills itself as realistic sci-fi. But IMO too many parts of the movie goes into the fantasy Sci-Fi arena.

She said

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Then don't buy the movie. Good Lord man, you've spent more time whining about a movie than I care to know at this point. Fine you didn't like it how many more times/way do you need to tell us about it.
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Then don't buy the movie. Good Lord man, you've spent more time whining about a movie than I care to know at this point. Fine you didn't like it how many more times/way do you need to tell us about it.
Its not whining. Its called a critical review.

And I did order the bluray on Amazon. I just thought the movie could have been something really special if they fixed a few plot points and the ending. too bad.
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Its not whining. Its called a critical review.

And I did order the bluray on Amazon. I just thought the movie could have been something really special if they fixed a few plot points and the ending. too bad.
It is whining at this point because you are constantly saying the same thing over and over again. The movie is about space which is one of the most unknown topics out there and who are you to say whether it is realistic or unrealistic. The movie didn't bill itself as realistic, the movie took theories and ideas from physicist Kip Thorne who was a scientific consultant for the film to ensure the depictions of wormholes and relativity were as accurate as possible. So if you have issues with the films realism take it up with Thorne, good luck.
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It is whining at this point because you are constantly saying the same thing over and over again. The movie is about space which is one of the most unknown topics out there and who are you to say whether it is realistic or unrealistic. The movie didn't bill itself as realistic, the movie took theories and ideas from physicist Kip Thorne who was a scientific consultant for the film to ensure the depictions of wormholes and relativity were as accurate as possible. So if you have issues with the films realism take it up with Thorne, good luck.
It may seem like constant whinning but I was just responding to other members replys to me
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Thanks for making my point. It took a NASA scientist to explain why Gravity was unrealistic. While with Intersteallar my 15 year cousin could clearly see how fake and ridiculous parts of the movie was.
I didn't need a NASA scientist to see the flaws with Gravity on the realistic front. While Interstellar certainly has some plot holes in it, at least the science regarding worm holes and black holes is accurate.

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I didn't need a NASA scientist to see the flaws with Gravity on the realistic front. While Interstellar certainly has some plot holes in it, at least the science regarding worm holes and black holes is accurate.
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I see Gravity as a dramatic film that is set in space. Anything contained in the story is designed to support that thematic context and not meant to be based on a firm scientific foundation. Watching the film this is clearly obvious.

Interstellar on the other hand is a multi-genre film that requires some elements based upon science/theory to support its narrative. It does a very good job pulling it all together in my opinion.

To me the only thing that Gravity and Interstellar have in common is the setting. Comparing the two really makes little sense as I find them to be completely different.


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