Last night my wife and I saw Gravity, 3-D style, at Salem's eating/drinking-friendly Cinebarre movie house.
My overall impression was great movie.
Not least, because no matter how bad a day I have from now on, remembering what it was like for Sandra Bullock to be lost in orbit, oxygen almost depleted, with no apparent way back to Earth, utterly isolated, will remind me that there are way worse sorts of days.
Watching Gravity, though, there were times when my semi-scientific mind went Huh? How could that be?
It turns out that I was justified in my skepticism about the physical plausibility of what I was seeing. Check out 'Gravity': Panel of astro-experts on the science behind the film.
I recommend reading the Entertainment Weekly story only after you see the movie. There are some spoilers in there.
PP: Yeah, that scene was the one scene in the whole movie where I kind of went, “I have a hard time forgiving this.” ... She’s stopped, there’s nothing pulling on him now, it’s not like she’s hanging from a tree holding on to his wrist. There’s no force on him, all she had to do was very gently pull on the tether and he would have come floating up to her....
LC: Yeah, that was a horribly inaccurate thing. They stopped, so there’s nothing else pulling on him...The physics on that is totally wrong.