「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

過譽了的:引力邊緣 Gravity

過譽了的:引力邊緣 Gravity








因為聽過太多的好評,週日早晨與 “錢七” 晨操後,就去了看特別平價早午場:Gravity 港譯:引力邊緣 2D,原來 3D 的要更早開場的早場,幸好我趕不到時間。



Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring:
Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone
(bio-medical engineer)

and


George Clooney as Matt Kowalski
(veteran astronaut)




Story 故事:

【維基百科】During the final spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope, Mission Control in Houston warns the team that debris from a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite has caused a chain reaction of destruction and that they must abort the mission. Shortly afterward, communications from Mission Control are lost, though Stone and Kowalski continue to transmit in hopes that the ground crew can hear them.

High-speed debris kills engineer Shariff and damages the space shuttle Explorer, sending Stone far away from it. Kowalski, who is wearing a thruster pack, navigates to Stone and retrieves her. Tethered together, the two make their way back to Explorer, where they discover it has been damaged far beyond usability.


They decide to use the thruster pack to make their way to the International Space Station (ISS), which is in orbit only about 100 km (60 mi) away. Kowalski estimates they have 90 minutes before the debris field completes an orbit and threatens them again.


Kowalski says that the Soyuz designated TMA-14M can be used to travel to the nearby Chinese space station Tiangong to retrieve another module that can take them to Earth. Out of air and maneuvering power, the two try to grab onto the ISS as they fly by.


At the last moment, Stone's leg becomes entangled in the Soyuz's parachute cords, but Kowalski realizes that his momentum will carry them both away; over Stone's protests, he detaches himself from the tether so that Stone might survive, and the tension in the cords pulls her back towards the ISS,as Kowalski floats away.






Unable to dock the Soyuz with the Tiangong station, Stone ejects herself via explosive decompression and uses a fire extinguisher as a makeshift thruster to travel to Tiangong. She enters the Shenzhou capsule just as Tiangong starts to break up on the upper edge of the atmosphere, having been knocked from orbit by debris.


As the capsule descends to Earth, Stone hears Mission Control over the radio tracking the capsule. The capsule lands in a lake, forcing Stone to shed her spacesuit underwater in order to swim to shore. She takes her first shaky steps on land, in the full gravity of Earth.






My view 我見:

好在 嗜悲 沒有加錢看 3D版,雖然可能看太空的景象較佳,不過若論故事和演出,只是平鋪直敘沒有高潮位,說演技 嗜悲 不覺女主角 Sandra Bullock 演得好,男配角 George Clooney 只是做三分一出戲,兩人穿著太空衣,隔著頭盔還有塊玻璃,連面孔都看不清楚。


全片只得女主角男配角兩人,有近鏡頭看到有面有口認得出其人,其他的都是只得把聲音,連臨記演員都不見一個,只有兩個太空死屍模型公仔。女主角男配角大部份的演出,是可以利用替身代替,不用 Sandra 和 George 親身演出,只需要 dubbing 補回配音,不過相信兩位大明星可以收足片酬吧。





除了浩瀚的太空景色,本片的賣點在那裡呢?論驚險 嗜悲 不覺,因為一開始就是遇險 。。。。。。唯一就是等完場前的脫險,不過起碼不太沉悶,還有時間由太空欣賞地球景色,嗜悲 不斷去辨認地面是地球上那一大洲 。。。。。。見到埃及尼羅河的夜景最美,但不知道是否利用 NASA 前年公報的 一輯地球相片複製呢


嗜悲 覺得全片唯一的 訊息 message 就是:blaming the Russian using an Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite has caused a chain reaction of destruction 碎片把美國的太空船太空站,和中國的天宮和神舟任務,都受其影響。


嗜悲 不知道本片投資者,有沒有包括中國資本,因為最後只有中國的天宮和神舟 still intact 尚可利用,美國的太空站太空船都被一撞就散嗮。最後 Sandra 入到中國的天宮太空站,再利用中國的神舟太空船安全重返,捧捧中國的場,好像上次在 “2012 末日預言” 災難電影,在中國西藏建造三隻巨型鐵甲『方舟』。


太空船的按鈕都有中國簡體字,但短短一個鏡頭,看不清楚究竟有甚麽字,和究竟用了甚麽字,有沒有 lost in translation 呢?這是 嗜悲 頗有興趣知道的!





Last but not least,由於全片只有 Sandra 和 George 有面孔看到,到最尾尾神州的返回艙跌落湖面沉下,Sandra 飾演的 Dr. Stone 由神州的返回艙爬出來再游上岸,都完全未見到拯救隊的影子,只聽到無線電喊話,叫返回艙 identify yourself 道明身份 。。。。。。那麼 Dr. Stone 是跌落地球那一大洲呢?還有時間是何年何月何日呢?


湖面週圍很荒涼,人影都冇一隻,嗜悲 忽發奇想,Dr. Stone 會不會在下墮時,超越了時空,去到由 Apes 猿人 統治的地球呢?這會不會是為下一集,埋下的伏線呢?


後記:

Tom Hanks 上電視 Jonathan Ross 訪談節目,遇到 Sandra Bullock 也是,兩人同時宣傳新片 Captain Phillips 和 Gravity respectively

重玩 Big 裡面的用腳彈鋼琴





伸延閱覽:
Gravity 維基百科
Gravity 雅虎電影北美
引力邊緣 雅虎電影香港
NASA earth at night 谷歌相片搜尋



我的舊文:
Twenty Twelve 2012
NASA earth at night






6 comments:

chiseenjai said...

我幻想唔到 Sandra Bullock 係太空人....

在下對3D 冇咩興趣.....

睇戲唔再係大眾娛樂....$80-120.../人!!!

@_@

the inner space said...

Yeah 慈善兄,有些電影是無需要看 3D,所以若有得選擇 2D,當然是必然選擇!

另外其實看得到是 Sandra 的鏡頭並不多,相信很多是靠特技演員代替,只是後來配音。

Ebenezer said...

當入去戲院嘆下冷氣算啦。

the inner space said...

嘩!以便兄咁都畀你估到?

此一間戲院幾個放映室,啲冷氣都不調節,多人少人都開到猛,好似入冰格急凍,我每次都著返件 cardigan 加 scarf ,外邊再著件 windbreaker 至頂得住詐!

Anonymous said...

我覺得十月份最好睇的戲係behind the candelabra,因為好CAMP好浮誇好八卦。雖然我對Liberace完全冇認識,但Michael Douglas and Matt Damon 入木三分CAMP到震的精彩演出絕對值回票價(仲要唔係早場果隻)^^. 係呢120分鐘的黑暗世界裏,完全滿足了一窺Hollywood 紙醉金迷糜爛荒唐的生活的八卦。走出戲院時就會感慨平凡是福:-)
Vera

the inner space said...

Vera,多謝推薦,Behind the Candelabra -- Michael Douglas and Matt Damon,雖然為前者贏了一個 艾美獎,但 嗜悲 看電影的 quota 很少,所以不會去看了。


本月罕有連看了兩部電影,連下半年的配額都用完了,再看要用明年的預支!